Hi Khanj010, I've just been looking through your past postings, it's quite obvious you are in a panic. I would suggest you do a written plan for yourself listing out what papers/vocab you will cover with your DS on a daily/weekly basis.
What papers have you covered so far? AFN, IPS, Bright Sparks.
Are you working on the vocab with your DS? have you downloaded the list of vocabulary originally posted by Patricia? It is an excellent list, thank you Patricia.
My DS has been working away with me. This whole exercise has been about him showing me he can work hard and learn with me. I made it clear from the outset that it doesn’t matter if he doesn’t get into Grammar school, I will be proud of him no matter what the outcome because I will know he worked hard. I really did not want him to feel a failure if he doesn’t get in, he still has his full life ahead of him and if he's bright enough and is willing to work hard, he'll do it regardless of which school he gets (I went to a terrible performing school -not in Bucks-, got into the local papers for the grades I got and then went on to 'make it' - as some people might think
). This is only my opinion of course, but I refuse to place too much emphasis on doing this exam just for a promise of a Grammar school place, I can't have my DS heartbroken or feeling like a failure at the age of 10 if he doesn’t get 121+.
Please can I just suggest that you take a moment out and make a list of papers, question types, vocab that you need to be focussing on for the next 4 weeks? Look at all the words he got wrong in practice papers done at home, go through them with him.
Please forgive me if any of my post comes across as harsh or offends in any way. I really am trying to help you and I have personally found that making a written plan can reduce the stress to some extent and help you focus for the next few weeks.
Thanks Marylou, good to know I'm not alone with him refusing to check his answers!