The 7 Plus composition and comprehension papers will test vocab and grammar. In this blog, Hannah suggests some fun and engaging activities that will help to develop your child's vocab and get them ready to sit the school entrance exam.
Hannah April, 2020
Sitting the 7+ and 8+ exam can be a daunting prospect, so it is important that children become familiar with working under strict time constraints before the exam. There is significant competition for entry into schools at both 7+ and 8+. For example, for every one place at Westminster Under or Colet Court, 8 or more boys sit the entrance exam.
Judith April, 2020
As most of us struggle with home schooling (myself included!) we are all facing challenges we never imagined! Mindfulness activities can help children to focus and calm their minds. What better time to dip your toes into the water and explore a range of fun activities which help support emotional well-being for children and adults alike.
Rachel April, 2020
For all the new home-classrooms that have sprung up following school closures, Claudia shares her favourite online and interactive English resources for ages 5-11.
Claudia April, 2020
In this blog, Lulu outlines simple ways to build a routine at home whilst your children's schools are closed. Do you have a timetable? Do you need resources? Find all you need to know here!
Mrs Lincoln March, 2020
In this blog, Alanya sets out five resources to help your child develop confidence and fluency in their reading while having lots of fun along the way!
Alanya March, 2020
Wondering if your child’s special educational needs (SENs) will be taken into consideration during school entrance exams? This blog outlines who may be eligible for exam concessions, which arrangements can be made to assist your child in their exams and how to get your child the best support available for them to succeed.
Meredith February, 2020
In this blog, Lulu shares some tips on dealing with boredom in Year 1 children, positive steps to support them and how having a tutor can help turn boredom into learning opportunities.
Mrs Lincoln February, 2020
Our lead 7 Plus tutor Judith sets out the pros and cons of online tuition for 5 and 6 year olds. While there can be the odd technical glitch, students are getting increasingly tech savvy and online tuition widens access to top tutors, wherever you are.
A love of reading is a key factor in becoming a successful reader. The more your child enjoys reading, the more motivated they will be to read frequently, and so the more advanced their reading skills will become. In this blog, Rosie sets out 10 tips to help children to see reading as a pleasure, rather than a chore.
Rosie January, 2020