My son is summer born (July) and in yr 4, so still only 8 years old. He's bright, in the top set in his class, passionate about learning and reading, but a bit slapdash. We're looking at him sitting the 11+.
Been looking over the forums and am a bit shocked at the level of prep some people do.
My plan is:
make sure he's rock solid on all times tables by the end of the summer, before going into yr 5
then do a couple of Bond papers a week to acquaint him with them, alternating NVR, VR, English and Maths
lots of maths game playing, maths computer games
reading aloud with him and to him, being a bit more selective over the books he has (he tends towards non-fiction)
encouraging him to write more, so he has the stamina for the essay part of the papers.
And, er, that's it.
I really don't want to push him too hard and put him off. Nor do I want to build it up to be such a big thing that he's nervous on the day. But I don't want to coast and not give him the best shot.
Is this enough? Am I overlooking something huge?
He'd be sitting for Sutton, Wallington, Wilson's and Tiffin for entry in 2013.
Thanks so much.