Hi janet71 and Stocky
Sounds like we're in the same place, janet71, regarding schoolwork. My dd took the 11+ 3 weeks ago, came out saying she couldn't do the maths and didn't nearly finish it (she told me what it was about and I'm not surprised she couldn't do it!) and she's told me she has no hope of passing and getting to the gs.
So she too has to work hard in year 6. But already she doesn't want to do her homework ... it's hard making them work! She's got to realise that to get to a good stream in the local comp, she is going to have to do well in her SATS, that is her only chance. She is naturally lazy! She worked hard for the 11+ because she wants to pass, but as it sounds like she left lots of the paper out, I have little hope for her - but realistically, I never had much hope.
Like you Stocky, I am really proud that she tried; she worked really hard and did try her best in the exam. If she tries that hard in every exam she deserves to do well (I'm thinking of GCSE's!) but, like janet71, I'm finding that she won't do her homework! When she came out of the exam, I felt terribly proud of her, just for doing the exam.
I just want to know what she's got because it would be good if, having missed the gs, she could get to the top stream at our comp. I am looking forward to the 13th and beginning to find time is dragging.