Category Archives: Key Stage 2

Free and Low-Cost Downloads from Better Tuition

We have recently updated our download store so that it’s even more straightforward to use. If you haven’t visited it yet, do take a look: you will find FREE practice entrance exam/ 11 plus papers, covering maths, English, verbal and … Continue reading

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Six Books for Summer

If your child is in Years 4 or 5, you may be looking for some nice books to share with them over the summer break. Here are six books that will provide innumerate adventures for both of you, helping your … Continue reading

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But What, I Hear You Ask, Is a Fronted Adverbial?

Key Stage 2 SATs commence this week and this year’s tests have already proved so controversial that many parents have decided to boycott the them altogether by keeping their children off school. The main source of controversy is government intervention … Continue reading

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Better Tuition Vocabulary and Proof Reading Workbooks Available Now

We have two workbooks available from our Urmston Tuition Centre. The workbooks are suitable for older Key Stage 2 children (Years 5/6) and cost just £5 each. The Better Tuition Word Power Vocabulary workbook aims to boost your child’s vocabulary … Continue reading

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2014 SATs Diary

2014 Key Stage 2 SATs tests are to take place from 12-16 May. Schools have been asked to keep this period free for administering the tests. The levels 3-5 tests must be taken before the corresponding level 6 tests on … Continue reading

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The New English Curriculum 2014

The National Curriculum is changing and many schools have already introduced the new English curriculum.  From September 2014 all year groups barring Years 2 and 6 will follow the new curriculum (those year groups will come on stream the following … Continue reading

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The New Maths Curriculum 2014: your 12-point summary

The government is making significant changes to the national maths curriculum. The new maths curriculum will be officially introduced in September 2014 but many schools have adapted their curriculum to teach the new maths programmes of study this year.  Not … Continue reading

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New national curriculum 2014 and beyond: how will this affect my child?

Parents: take a deep breath and read on.  There are huge changes afoot in education from early years to GCSE.  From Ullswater to Urmston and from Streatham to Stretford, parents are struggling to grasp the serpentine twists and turns in … Continue reading

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December 23rd: time for maths

Welcome to Day 23 of Better Tuition’s Winter Advent Activity Calendar.  Today we have a set of Christmas maths problems for you.  They’re quite tricky: perhaps the whole family could compete to complete them correctly! Return to our advent calendar. Today is Monday, 23rd December … Continue reading

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December 22nd: More Maths

Welcome to Day 22 of Better Tuition’s Winter Advent Activity Calendar.  Today we have a Christmas maths problem for you. Return to our advent calendar. Santa visits eight houses in twenty minutes.  In each he eats the following amounts of mince pie: 2, 4, 1, … Continue reading

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