Ds in year 4 so we have a bit longer. Just started to do work with him to take my mind off allocation day on 3rd March
I have two different kettles of fish as well - although he is beginning to give me less grief - wants to go to WHSB but doesn't want to work for it unless it is just maths prep
We are managing it with the thought of an XBox at the end of the preparation in Sept Year 6 (it would be a joint birthday present as well) ..... well that is how he is arguing it
I am waiting for the sample papers to appear on the CSSE site to see what they are thinking. I have bought the Letts - Secrets of Writing book which seems to have some good ideas. I think I will ease him in gently though - starting with lots of comprehension now, as he is not keen on writing and has a bit of time yet (he is dyslexic).
I might start him with some titles on the computer and get him to write a few paragraphs. I have also bought Descriptosaurus which has some lovely ideas but not a cheap book and Magic Money Writing cards - going to make it into a bit of a game with him when we get going - I think that will work quite well with my son.