In Year 4 students are taught an excellent foundation in Maths, including the more advanced topics they will cover in Year 5 but with simpler numbers or fewer operations.
In English inference is taught on a steadily progressing program with students becoming detectives; using highlighters to gather evidence from the text. Perfect answer games encourage them to focus and be brave in answering a question, then supporting it with evidence. Prizes are won and praise is given.
All classes are tutor led and as the 11 Plus is a pen and paper exam students are taught in the same way. The tutor teaches from the front of the class and then, assisted by a mentor, circulates helping each student as and when appropriate. Student work is constantly monitored with tutors seeing immediately if a student requires help. There are a maximum of 12 students in each class with students working on a 1 adult to 6 students ratio.
Books are marked by our junior mentors (who are our successful students now in Years 10-13). Any mistakes are worked through in class and praise is given.
People do well in life by going beyond what is asked of them. We award prizes every week to any student who has done work they have not been asked to do. Our prizes are toys, sweets or stationery.