Category Archives: literacy

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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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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How to encourage independent reading

The very best way to encourage independent reading is to lead by example and let your child see you read on a frequent basis.  They will then see reading as a normal part of everyday life, and all children like to emulate … Continue reading

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Why Independent Reading is Essential for Your Child

Reading well is the key to learning across nearly all subjects in school.  Reading aloud is highly beneficial and many children have this type of reading homework from school, but it’s absolutely crucial that they also read independently, inside their … 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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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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Help with Literacy for Disabled Adults in Trafford

Do you know an adult with a disability who would like to improve their literacy (reading and writing) skills? Trafford Centre for Independent Living (Trafford CIL) runs classes in literacy for adult learners in Trafford. These classes run Thursday 10am-12pm and Friday … Continue reading

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20th December: Yuletide Grammar Quiz

Welcome to Day Twenty of Better Tuition’s 2013 Winter Advent Activity Calendar.  Today we have a Yuletide English Language Quiz for you.  We hope you enjoy it. Instructions: In each question, choose the best word or group of words to complete this … Continue reading

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