11+ novice wrote:
looking at your post has reminded me how my DS was in the beginning of year 4 .I had the same issue with comprehension did bond 8-9 which went ok ...ish i was not too happy though.
Over the past few months i have used letts success year 4 and 5 papers. They are easier and go higher in level really gradually so their comprehension skills are built up slowly, you could try these. I too have Haydn Richards 3 & 4 but feel they are a bit too easy for them, the grammar is excellent practise though.
Another good source for comprehension is schofield and sims, we started with book 2. I thought they were excellent. Would suggest u get the answers as well as i really did need them a lot.
I also feel reading helps them understand a lot better but my DS was not a good reader until recently,so i used to read/go thru loads of Micheal Morpugo books and see the words he would not know, make flashcards and use these words everyday, these techniques have improved his skills in English immensely.
Thank you so much-I had added the Schofield and Sims Comprehension to my Amazon basket, actually! Which is the answer book-is it the teachers' guide?