These are just the things we did - others might have done differently. We got an 8.30 slot, so the week before I got DD into bed 10 mins before the time she was going to have to get up on the day., with lights out! Pancakes for breakfast. Programmed the satnav. Parked 10 mins walk away, and found huge queues even at 8 o'clock. (incidentally, got a ticket at Townley evening, the traffic wardens in Bexley know when the open eves are and are really strict) all very friendly, despite rain, but mum behind was giving her DD a really long list of instructions (do this, don't do that) about the test which we found quite distracting. Too late for last minute tips, we thought! She went in really quickly once queue started to move, almost no time to wish good luck. Met by NW pupil, and in groups of about 5 went to classrooms with about 14 children in. All nice and relaxed. Didn't need a snack. Given chocolate fingers for break by the school. Bit of a crush to collect at 11.30, with parents not sticking behind cones in car park as instructed! Needs only 2 pencils and rubber (DD had 4 and 2! - some were carrying huge bags of pencils and rubbers!
). Then it was all over!
Will post anything else I remember - anyone else got ideas for next year people?