hi chuggies - am ignoring all the older posts as they date from over 2 years ago!!
it's done one to one (so a Nursery/Reception teacher works with your child) - and they cover about ten little tasks. Ours included:-
- looking at a story book together and answering simple questions about what is happening - drawing a picture of Mummy and explaining what they are drawing - looking at some pictures and picking which one is the odd one out and why - doing a jigsaw puzzle - identifying some letters and numbers (neither of mine could do that!)
They are just looking for kids who are willing to have a go and who listen to any guidance and suggestions the teacher gives.
Has anybody got any idea what the Blackheath Prep nursery assessment is all about? My dd will be assessed in mid-March, I'm hoping she'll be assessed on Peppa Pig as she knows a lot about that but I'm guessing it won't be Anyone have any experience?
Hi MrsF - I have no personal experience of this but I do know someone who has - she had also heard about the "training" thing but, like you (and me for that matter) was not prepared to go to such lengths - her DS got in fine without training. I gather that they ask children to count and see whether they can recognise the letters in their name, among other things. Her DSs love it there, so I wouldn't rule it out for that reason - but you might want to make plan B in any case, as I understand that it's quite oversubscribed.
I'd love dd to go here but am starting to hear about people "training" their children for the entrance test. Can anyone tell me what sort of thing the entrance test covers and also if they too have heard about "training" for the test and what sort of thing people are doing to get their children in? I'm trying to work out if I need plan b as I'm not convinced I want to "train" dd at such a young age.