[quote="parent2013"]I have seen couple of parents posting GL and First past the post questions in English/Maths forum which makes me wonder if they are introducing too much too soon.
The approach that worked perfectly for my ds is:Oct - Dec
Bond 10-11 and concept buildingJan - Feb
Bond Test papersMar - Apr
GL Test papersMay - Jun
First past the post etc and vocab, nvrJuly - Aug
Other high level stuff
We did not do Athey, CGP, Letts & SS (don't ask me why
Thank you for sharing that. The new kent test now contains 4 subjects prepared by GL assessment. I am feeling that wading through Bond Books that are not multichoice and that contain stuff that might not tally with "GL thinking" could be, for us, not the best use of time. Also I think I am not going to get the hours of work out of my child that you achieved.
So I am considering starting quite early with the GL familiarisation papers. Although the comprehensions in them will be way too long for the new kent test, they hopefully will give us some idea of the standard.
I am thinking of starting quite soon with the papers and using them as a learning tool to point us in the direction of topics that need learning / more practice, and then do them again later in the year.
In the meantime we are doing probably a very ill thought out mix of Bond 10 to 11 maths, Schofield and SIms book 4 maths, Bond 10 to 11 English ten minute tests, and the GL assessment book "nvr explained". Child reads quite a bit. We play games very occasionally with some new vocabulary words.
Feel very in the dark. Feel prepared to get ready for a C E M paper, or the previous G L paper, but I don't know if this new kent G L paper is going to hold some mysteries or not.