I've been lurking in the background for a bit so thought I'd let you all know the situation. Firstly, I think I should change my name as Blake took the test a few years back.
Secondly, I can't believe DS2 is just weeks away from taking the dreaded test. Having been through the process with DS1, who is happy at his chosen school, I felt prepared for the stress- but 2 is sooo different from 1!!!
Since DS2 took his test I have graduated as a teacher so felt slightly more prepared this time round
Although we've had bond books on the go since Yr3, we started really focusing on the test a lot later than planned due to my uni work (trying not to feel guilty). DS2 has mild Tourettes and some OCD traits- which is exacerbated through stress so can not be 'pushed'.
I am trying not to worry as he is Level 4a/4b and his Yr 5 CATs were in the 120's except for Maths which was 114.
Could do with another 6 months to tighten his maths up I think!!!