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 Post subject: SATS Results
PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 8:31 pm 

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I was wondering if you could help me, my son is in year 4, and his teachers assessment was 4c reading,3b writing, 3a for science and 3a for maths. I really feel that he is not doing well enough to get in to a grammer school. This year he has realy slowed down with education and is not doing as well as he was in the previous years.
What can i do to get him further, i already have started to send him to 11+ tuition but he's not improved much.[/b]


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 9:18 am 

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Location: somewhere in kent
Children at this age can change quickly over a short period of time.

Usually the teacher has a good grasp on your childs chances, it may be
a good idea to speak with them

Good luck


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 9:39 am 

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Location: Birmingham
Hi Muryam

It's still early days so don't reject the idea of Grammar school yet. It's often more difficult with boys to get them to focus on academic matters.

A few tips:-

Don't just leave it to the tutor, you need to create the right learning environment in the home as well. Also supplement this with some tutoring yourself - At this age concentrate on Maths and English.

Consider rationing computer games and excessive/inappropriate TV programmes. (But allow them to watch the odd discovery, History or Nat Geographic etc programme)

Try to ensure that there is a routine daily period of study or reading, particularly during the long school holidays. This could be science books for example. Encouraging reading is key. (but not comics!!)


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 10:21 am 

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Location: East Kent
one of the best things you can do is get his mental maths and vocabulary up to speed.

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