All about the Year 4 11+
PLEASE NOTE – Due to the current national lockdown, all lessons are now online. We will return to in-person lessons as soon as restrictions are lifted.
If your child is starting Year 4 this September and you wish them to prepare for the 11 plus entrance exam earlier, then our year 4 course is a fantastic way to kick-start their 11 plus preparation.
Many parents wonder whether starting 11+ preparation in year 4 is beneficial or not. Although this can vary between individuals, our experience shows that children who do start their 11 plus preparation at the beginning of Year 4 begin to develop the skills needed to succeed in the 11+ exam early. This prepares the children for the Year 5 11+ course that we offer.
How a Year 4 Session Works: Each Year 4 session includes a curriculum Maths topic. The English and Non-Verbal Reasoning topics rotate on a weekly basis and include various Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar elements and all types of Non-Verbal Reasoning topics which have featured on recent 11+ exams. Every few weeks there are times tables, calculation, and vocabulary quizzes. At the end of each session, parents are given feedback about their child’s progress on each objective, and their focus during the lesson. During the session, children work through the same objectives at a level according to their own ability. If children successfully work through all objectives accurately, a challenge objective is given. Each session is teacher-led and paper-based, as opposed to computer-based work. No computer-based class work is given, because as experienced teachers, we feel the best learning happens with teacher-led modelling and discussion, followed by independent work.
Days/Times: Saturdays 10:00am-12:00pm and 12:30-2:30pm
Cost: £95 per calendar month from September 2020
Location: Stechford, Birmingham, B33 9AN
- Discounted Inflata Nation passes; please see S4E Staff about these. https://www.inflatanation.com/locations/birmingham/
Two hourteaching session per week for 49 weeks of the year.
qualified,highly experienced primary/11+ teacher . Tutor:pupil ratioof 1:6 to keep in line with current government guidance.
- Weekly homework based on the topics taught.
- Four CEM style y4 original mock tests.
- Prizes/rewards for homework and behaviour.
- Ongoing support and advice throughout the year.
- All resources.
- Discounts on S4E Tuition 11+ Revision Books.
- We adhere to government and Ofsted guidelines in relation to Covid-19. Our Covid-19 policy is included in our information pack.
At S4E we feel it is important that children have access to as many visual aides and resources as possible, especially if they are struggling with certain objectives. For example, if they are working on the objective of elapsed time in year 3 or 4, children will be given working clocks to increase their understanding of telling the difference in time.