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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 10:43 am 
My daughter will take the 11+ in November 2008, so I've plenty of time. I've just been through it with my son, so I know how high the standard required is.

They attend different schools and whereas my son has brought home a list of 10 spellings to learn each week since Year 1, my daughter's school has never done this. Consequently, although just as bright as her brother, her spelling is pretty disasterous :shock: . Unfortunately, we don't get to keep my son's old school books so I can't use his lists.

Can anyone recommend a book or CD which I can use each week to cover what is required?

Many thanks
HelenH


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 10:47 am 
Sorry, that should read "her spelling is disastrous" :oops:

Well, I maybe I should be learning the spellings with her!!


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 11:54 am 
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Try Schonnells (think thats how it is spelt) Essential Spelling List which you can buy from WH Smiths. It divides spelling into age appropriate sections and towards the end of the book becomes quite challenging - well it challenges me!


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 12:07 pm 
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Hi HelenH

If your daughter likes computer games, there is a fantastic programme available called Wordshark (the manufacturer is called Whitespace). It is used in quite a lot of schools as part of the curriculum, and by Learning Support departments to support dyslexics.

It isn't cheap - nearly £70.00 - but it has all the spellings for KS1, 2 & 3 preloaded on to it, so your daughter can continue to use it right through to GCSEs if needed.

There is also a maths based version, called Numbershark.

Sally-Anne


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 1:04 pm 
Loulou and Sally-Anne: thanks for your ideas, I'll have a look at these two. The CD sounds like fun.

HelenH


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