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English Age 7-8: Assessment Papers (Letts 11+ Success) Paperback – 1 Jul 2009
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Moreover, just in case you are doubtful about what the national curriculum entails for year 3 in terms of comprehension, grammar and syntax, this book will inform you about what any child is expected to know (syntactically and grammatically speaking) at the end of year 3. As I said before and in grave danger of repeating myself, this book will provide information that is invaluable to parents whose kids go to schools where teachers refuse to comment on their child's individual progress in relation to the national curriculum.
There are two ways to use this book, depending on which "educational system" you follow:
If your child is home schooled, in state education, grammar school or in a fee-paying school which they plan to attend for the whole duration of primary school, up to year 6, then you can work this book towards the end of year 2 and for the duration of year 3.
If, however, your child is in an independent school that you wish to change and your child is therefore going to be taking the 7+ exams at the age of 6-6 1/2, then you should really be working this book at the beginning of year 2 (start August-September) with your child, as their 7+ exams will be taking place in November to January, prior to the September entrance in year 3. My daughter did take those 7+ exams and I used this book as an (have I raved enough and said "brilliant"!?) educational tool. Do not be stressed if your child does not succeed immediately. Just try again. "Repetitio mater studiorum est" as my Dad often says - and a child this young needs time. Give them praise and love and get your child to try and try again, by first photocopying these tests and giving them to your child to do on various separate occasions. Check if they are doing better each time they try. Get them to redo it. Get them to understand, know and be able to use the grammatical and syntactical terms in the glossary at the end of the book, and provide your child with more practice and with more examples of them. And, most of all, remember that these are 6-7 year old kids we are talking about, even if they are taking those dreaded 7+ exams.
But the point is, on the whole, that comprehension skills-wise, this is a great book to work on in general. You can start it in the spring term of year 2, even if your child is summer born (mine is an August baby and she is the youngest in her class; some of her school mates are 11 months older than her, which academically is supposed to be damnation- yet she is doing great, and this book has helped her enormously in achieving this).
One last note: the glossary at the end of this book is indispensable. It tells you exactly what your child is expected to know syntax-wise, by the end of year 3.
My daughter is now in year 3 and we are already working the next book in the series: "Success Assessment Papers for the 8-9 year olds, levels 2-4". It is meant for year 4 but a lot of progressed year 3s can do the level 2 and some of the first level 3 tests. I expect the whole series of these books to keep us company all through primary school and can only wish there were more of this kind of books out there for parents to use, whether it is for the purpose of exams, or whether it is for the purpose of knowing, as a parent, where your child stands academically, in their age group.