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Primary teachers, do these workbooks look helpful?

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wume Fri 01-May-15 15:14:52

Saw these workbooks and was wondering if they will help dd1 when she moves up to YR3 in September.

Does anything on that page look good?

TheTroubleWithAngels Fri 01-May-15 16:43:47

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Doowrah Fri 01-May-15 19:17:05

CGP ones are really dull visually but are used in schools usually Year 5/6 Sats prep. Year 3 I would whip into WHSmith and get a colourful Letts. Do agree with previous poster and death by worksheet comment. Mind you had my own son doing bits from them at that age.Double standard....possibly...

Hathall Sat 02-May-15 07:25:49

Our school recommends the cgp ones too.

ltk Sat 02-May-15 07:33:31

What would you like to help her with? Where does she need extra instruction or practice?

mugglingalong Sat 02-May-15 07:43:33

It depends though on the child. Dd2 and ds like nothing more than curling up with a maths workbook. They beg to be given maths problems wierd children . I tend to get whatever is on offer on the book people.

wume Sat 02-May-15 08:05:22

I don't think she needs extra help, she will get a 2a in maths, possibly a 3.

But she wants to do maths at home and I'm useless at this sort of thing, so thought a workbook could be the answer

ltk Sat 02-May-15 08:14:30

Fair enough. Get her something fun like Letts Mythical Maths then. They are pretty and engaging. Also have a look at apps if you have an iPad. Lots of fun ones about for practicing times tables etc. And maybe mathletics online?

goingmadinthecountry Sat 02-May-15 12:41:51

Just looked through the L6 SPaG Scholastic papers I bought because dd's teacher has decided to enter her. Question 1:

Your task is to write a powerful, but balanced letter to persuade your headteacher, that school uniform should be abolished.

Interesting use of commas for a SPaG paper. Do I trust these people? Not all workbooks are even correct.

ltk Sat 02-May-15 13:17:46

goingmad grin

LePetitMarseillais Sat 02-May-15 13:27:17

CPG have served us well with our older children.

However with a year 3 child I'd go with the Letts Wild books.V colourful and full of animal facts,my year 5 child really enjoys them.They do younger ones.

Carol Vorderman books are more kid friendly too for younger kids but not as colourful as Letts.My dd doesn't like them.

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