Our Maths lessons focus on using the National Curriculum to teach meaningful, enjoyable maths lessons.
Once a child has been assessed, we make a note of their strengths and weaknesses to then create a learning plan for that child. Anything the child struggles with is then put into their plan and noted as a focus point.
The Maths lesson will usually start with times tables or a practical starter activity.
There will then be a time for the tutor to teach and address any misconceptions. The teaching can include games, activities, videos or verbal discussion.
After the input, the child will then have the opportunity to put their learning into practice. This is usually via worksheets or practical tasks.
The final part of the lesson focuses on reasoning and problem solving - this is to ensure deeper understanding.
English lessons will also implement the National Curriculum.
After assessing a child's skills in spelling, punctuation, grammar, reading and writing, we will make a note of strengths and weaknesses. Within these topics, we will plan teaching points to support the child with each concept and the aspects that they struggle with.
The English lesson will start phonics or spelling. We then move on to starter activities and games to 'boost the brain.'
After this will be an input from the tutor, going over the first part of the lesson. This first part will focus on either punctuation or language features. The child will be taught using a variety of methods, depending on their learning style.
We then move to either reading comprehension or writing. The reading will focus on VIPERS type comprehension questions and the writing could involve creative writing, letters writing, diary entries etc.
This exam takes place to assess a child's learning and understanding to see if they are prepared for grammar school.
While the 11+ questions include topics taught within the National Curriculum, the questions are presented in ways that are not taught often enough at school.
Maths, English, Verbal reasoning and Non verbal reasoning are the four focuses of the exam and this is what we teach.
As there is so much to cover, these topics will be taught over two lessons with one lesson focusing on Maths and Non reasoning, while the other focuses on English and Verbal reasoning.
In order to succeed in the exam, children will first need the required subject knowledge so this is always our first priority. We then move to reasoning and deeper thinking to embed this learning.
For children working on this exam, support and guidance is also provided for parents.