I have filled in the online form to register DD2 for the dreaded test, which she will sit at SHS. Now I am wishing we had started learning new vocab this time last year instead of leaving it all for the last four weeks....
DD2 is doing OK - we have done all the bright sparks tests, the first pack of GL Assessment, 6 of the Walsh, 2 of the GL Assessment pack 2 and quite a lot of the Tutors and all the IPS 30 mins tests (although not in that order). Her marks are OK - about the same as DD1 who passed well 3 years ago.
Still need to brush up on times tables, and do something about DD2's tendency to lose the plot if the questions get too difficult or she thinks she's running out of time.....We have tried deep breaths and counting to ten but she does it through gritted teeth so it doesn't have the desired effect! Throwing the pencil on the floor and shouting at her little sister seems to relieve the tension but I have explained that it might not be acceptable to do that in the real test
Any one got any good tips for keeping a lid on the panic during the test (for me or for DD2!) or anyone wish to share how they are getting on?
Good luck to you all.....only 29 days to go!