Summer Holiday Courses 2017 for Year 5

During the Summer holidays 2017 we are running some short courses for children who are in Year 5 at school. You may book as many as you wish without fear of repetition.

Creative Writing

Ideal for a boost in Writing and other Literacy skills.
Each course will be taught by a specialist English teacher. It will run for six hours over two days (2 x 3 hour sessions)
The course will develop the following skills:

  1. Ideas for writing
  2. Structure
  3. Vocabulary building
  4. Speech and language fluency
  5. Rules of writing; spelling, punctuation and grammar. There will be up to eight children in the class.

English Reading and Comprehension

This course develops skills in arguably the most important aspect of education: Reading and understanding. The class will read planned material and discuss themes, vocabulary, language devices and more. The children will also have a chance to practice both standard comprehension questions and multiple-choice style questions and get feedback on how to improve.

Advanced English

This course will involve a high level of reading, challenging comprehension tasks and advanced writing technique. This course is suitable for those who need an extra challenge in English. It is also a taster for the type of work that is covered in Year 6 Independent school exams and Henrietta Barnett second round exams.

Verbal Reasoning

This course focuses the key areas of Verbal Reasoning tested in the CEM style 11+ exams: Multiple choice comprehensions; Cloze procedures; and vocabulary building. Strategies are discussed and children will have a chance to practise and get feedback.


With 11+ exam style content, skills will be developed in the following areas:
Problem solving
Shape and space
Data and probability.

Children will have a chance to practise exam style questions and get feedback on how to improve.

Advanced Maths

In this course, the children will take on more advanced problem solving. This course is suitable for those who need an extra challenge in maths. It is also a taster for the type of maths that is covered in year 6 and in both grammar and independent school entrance exams.

Non-Verbal Reasoning exam practice

In this short course, children will take practice tests, receive feedback and discuss problem-solving strategies as well as exam hints and tips.


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Book Courses

Simply select the courses you are interested in below by ticking the box alongside the advertised course date. Once you have chosen the events, fill in the required details below and checkout through PayPal to secure your booking. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Course Date Time Cost
Non-VR Exam Practice 24th July 9:30am to 12:30pm £54
Creative Writing 31st July and 1st August 1pm to 4pm £105
Maths 2nd and 3rd August 9:30am to 12 noon £90
Verbal Reasoning 2nd and 3rd August 1pm to 3:30pm £90 Sold Out
Advanced Maths 7th and 8th August 9:30am to 12 noon £90
Advanced English 7th and 8th August 1pm to 3:30pm £90
English Reading and Comprehension 9th and 10th August 9:30am to 12 noon £90
Creative Writing 9th and 10th August 12:45 to 3:45pm £105
Advanced Maths 14th and 15th August 9:30am to 12 noon £90
Verbal Reasoning 14th and 15th August 12:45pm to 3:15pm £90
English Reading and Comprehension 16th and 17th August 9:30am to 12 noon £90
Creative Writing 16th and 17th August 12:45pm to 3:45pm £105
Advanced Maths 21st and 22nd August 9:30am to 12 noon £90
Verbal Reasoning 21st and 22nd August 12:45pm to 3:15pm £90
Creative Writing 23rd and 24th August 9:30am to 12:30pm £105
Non-VR Exam Practice 29th August 9:30am to 12:30pm £54

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