After weeks of lockdown children have worked their way through many films. That may be no bad thing depending on what they have been watching – good films can be excellent vocabulary builders. Here are suggestions for films they may not have seen yet.
Buckinghamshire education officials are considering delaying the county’s 11-plus exams in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Descriptosaurus by Alison Wilcox is a vocabulary and phrase toolbox to help teach creative writing which is widely used among 11-plus tutors.
A former student has been invited back to Spalding Grammar School to share his experience of racism as a pupil there while two more NI grammars abandon transfer test.
You have to find the right balance between work and play. Young children tend to burn out if they are given too much work, says 11plus Tutors in Purley.
Sir Roger Manwood’s in Kent has said it may have to close its boarding facility while the Education Endowment Foundation has said catch-up tuition would help poorer students after lockdown.
You may not have been to grammar school yourself, you may live in an area where selective schools are not on other parents’ radar and your friends may know little about the system. So how do you go about getting good advice on grammar school entrance?
Lockdown has inevitably led to more screen time for many children – it may be wishful thinking but wouldn’t it be fantastic if some of that screen time could be harnessed for 11-plus preparation?
There has been no government announcement that grammar school entry tests in England will be cancelled this autumn but primary principals from 24 primary schools in Northern Ireland have called for transfer tests to be suspended.
Start 11-plus tuition in Year 5 if your child is performing well in school, says 11 Plus Pod’s Simone Foley.