I found out the other days that some dc are doing upto SIX hours a day studying. Surely this is a bit too much. Surely this is putting the dc under a lot of stress. We're only doing a hour every other day. I thought a little but often approach might be best but I've had a little panic if these claims are true.
Maybe we need to pull our finger out and start upping the hours but I don't really want to stress ds. I think he's had enough as it is poor lad.
End of the day I suppose it's horses for courses.
What are other dps' approaches?
It is unlikely those children's parents from the four or five thousand taking the Birmingham consortium exam who are pushing their children to such an extent would come on the forum to say this is what they are doing. But I have no doubt there will be parents doing this as they have over the years.It is hard to work through the summer holidays at those levels and in my view counter productive. Some things like good vocabulary,reading and comprehension skills take years of effort and learning for most children at school and can't be easily acquired.
In the same way we learn't when doing exams, to ignore those people who after coming out of the exam said it was easy and they hadn't done any revision.Usually it was untrue as they had done revision and sometimes it was hard.Ignore others and concentrate on your approach for your own child as you will know best.