Primary Tuition Programme

Our mathematics teaching is lively, engaging and involves a carefully planned blend of approaches that direct children’s learning. Children are challenged to think. The teacher or practitioner provides children with good support but requires independence as and when appropriate.

The English tuition program for Primary is built around the three interrelated strands of Speaking and listening, Reading and writing. Our program balance and integrate all three strands. Together the strands focus on developing students’ knowledge, understanding and skills in listening, reading, viewing, speaking, writing and creating. Learning in English builds on concepts, skills and processes developed in earlier years, and teachers will revisit and strengthen these as needed.

At Study Buddies Tuition Centre, we aim to ask questions, explore their ideas and make discoveries for themselves in our science program. In our class room we create a stimulating environment where practical activities are meaningful and challenging.

The Mathematics, English and Science programmes of study are fully aligned with National Curriculum.

Reception and Year 1 Maths & English Programme

Classes are held on,

Saturdays: 10.00am- 12.00pm (limited Places available)
Sundays : 10.00am – 12.00pm (limited Places available)
Friday : 4.30pm – 6.30pm (1 Place available)
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This Reception and Year 1 programme is a 2 hours per week programme focusing on Maths and English. For Maths, it ensures that appropriate connections are made between the sections on number and shape, space and measures.

Strands followed in Our Mathematics programme

Using and applying mathematics
Counting and understanding number
Knowing and using number facts
Calculating
Understanding shape
Measuring
Handling data

During our program pupils develop their knowledge and understanding of mathematics through academic activity, exploration and discussion. They learn to count, read, write and order numbers to 100 and beyond. They develop a range of mental calculation skills and use these confidently in different settings. They learn about shape and space through practical activity which builds on their understanding of their immediate environment. They begin to grasp mathematical language, using it to talk about their methods and explain their reasoning when solving problems.

Our programme for English ensures that work in ‘speaking and listening’, ‘reading’ and ‘writing’ is integrated. We teach pupils learn to speak confidently and listen to what others have to say. They begin to read and write independently and with enthusiasm. They use language to explore their own experiences and imagination

Curriculum Summary: Maths

  • Using and applying number
    • Problem solving
    • Communicating
    • Reasoning
  • Numbers and the number system
    • Counting
    • Number patterns and sequences
    • The number system
    • Calculations
    • Number operations and the relationships between them
    • Mental methods
    • Solving numerical problems
  • Using and applying shape, space and measures
    • Understanding patterns and properties of shape
    • Understanding properties of position and movement
    • Understanding measures

Curriculum Summary: English

  • Speaking and listening
    • Speaking
    • Listening and responding
    • Group discussion and interaction
    • Drama
  • Reading
    • Word recognition: decoding (reading) and encoding (spelling)
    • Word structure and spelling
    • Understanding and interpreting texts
    • Reading for information
    • Literature
    • Language structure and variation
  • Writing
    • Engaging with and responding to texts
    • Creating and shaping texts
    • Text structure and organisation
    • Sentence structure and punctuation
    • Presentation

Year 2 and Year 3 Maths & English Programme

Classes are held on,

Friday: 4.30pm – 6.30pm ( places available)
Mondays 4.30pm – 6.30pm ( places available)

Saturdays: 10.00am-12.00pm (3 Places available)
Saturdays: 1.30pm-3.30pm (1Place available)

Sundays: 10.00am -12.00pm (Places available)
Sundays: 1.30pm-3.30pm (1 Place available)

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Please call us on 0203 633 2829 for latest availability updates.

For year 2 and 3 Maths, the programme ensures that appropriate connections are made between the sections on number and shape, space and measures.

Strands followed in Our Mathematics programme

Using and applying mathematics
Counting and understanding number
Knowing and using number facts
Calculating
Understanding shape
Measuring
Handling data

During our program pupils develop their knowledge and understanding of mathematics through academic activity, exploration and discussion. They learn to count, read, write and order numbers to 100 and beyond. They develop a range of mental calculation skills and use these confidently in different settings. They learn about shape and space through practical activity which builds on their understanding of their immediate environment. They begin to grasp mathematical language, using it to talk about their methods and explain their reasoning when solving problems.

For English, our programme ensures that work in ‘speaking and listening’, ‘reading’ and ‘writing’ is integrated. We teach pupils learn to speak confidently and listen to what others have to say. They begin to read and write independently and with enthusiasm. They use language to explore their own experiences and imagination

Curriculum Summary: Maths

  • Using and applying number
    • Problem solving
    • Communicating
    • Reasoning
  • Numbers and the number system
    • Counting
    • Number patterns and sequences
    • The number system
    • Calculations
    • Number operations and the relationships between them
    • Mental methods
    • Solving numerical problems
  • Using and applying shape, space and measures
    • Understanding patterns and properties of shape
    • Understanding properties of position and movement
    • Understanding measures

Curriculum Summary: English

  • Speaking and listening
    • Speaking
    • Listening and responding
    • Group discussion and interaction
    • Drama
  • Reading
    • Word recognition: decoding (reading) and encoding (spelling)
    • Word structure and spelling
    • Understanding and interpreting texts
    • Reading for information
    • Literature
    • Language structure and variation
  • Writing
    • Engaging with and responding to texts
    • Creating and shaping texts
    • Text structure and organisation
    • Sentence structure and punctuation
    • Presentation

Year 2 SATs Programme

Classes are held on,

Thursdays: 5.00pm-7.00pm (3 places available)
Saturdays: 10.00am-12.00pm (Places available)
Saturdays: 1.30pm-3.30pm (1 Place available)
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SATs 2016/17 Key dates…..

Monday 11th May – Levels 3-5 English Reading and Level 6 English Reading
Tuesday 12th May – Levels 3-5 English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling and Level 6 English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling
Wednesday 13th May – Levels 3-5 Mental Mathematics and Levels 3-5 Mathematics Paper 1
Wednesday 13th May – Levels 3-5 Mental Mathematics and Levels 3-5 Mathematics Paper 1
Thursday 14th May – Levels 3-5 mMthematics Paper 2, Level 6 Mathematics Paper 1 and Level 6 Mathematics Paper 2 (Calculator allowed)

Year 6 SATs Programme

Key stage 2 English grammar, punctuation and spelling test

The levels 3-5 test
The levels 3-5 test has 2 components, worth a total of 70 marks:
A booklet of short-answer questions
A spelling task

Paper 1, the short-answer questions, consists of between 40 and 50 questions assessing grammar, punctuation and vocabulary. Each question is worth 1 or 2 marks with a total for the paper of 50 marks. The questions are:

Selected response items (such as multiple choice questions)
Short, open response items, where pupils may have to write a word, a few words or a sentence
Paper 2, the spelling task, consists of 20 sentences, which are read aloud by the test administrator. Each sentence has a word missing which the pupil must complete. The task is worth a total of 20 marks

The level 6 test

Schools may choose to administer the level 6 English grammar, punctuation and spelling test in addition to the levels 3-5 test. Headteachers should consider a pupil’s expected attainment before entering them for the level 6 tests as they should already be demonstrating attainment above level 5. The pupil must achieve a level 5 in the levels 3-5 test and pass the corresponding level 6 test in the same year to be awarded an overall level 6 result.

Key stage 2 English reading test

The levels 3-6 test
The reading booklet contains 3 or 4 texts. The least demanding text comes first with the following texts increasing in level of difficulty. Pupils have a total of 1 hour to read the texts and complete the questions at their own pace.
The reading answer booklet consists of approximately 35 to 40 questions.
Schools may choose to administer the level 6 English reading test in addition to the levels 3-5 test. Headteachers should consider a pupil’s expected attainment before entering them for the level 6 tests as they should already be demonstrating attainment above level 5. The pupil must achieve a level 5 in the levels 3-5 test and pass the corresponding level 6 test in the same year to be awarded an overall level 6 result.

Key stage 2 mathematics test

The levels 3-5 test
The levels 3-5 mathematics test consists of:
2 non-calculator papers, Paper 1 and Paper 2, each lasting 45 minutes
1 mental mathematics test, lasting 20 minutes
A pupil’s marks from all 3 tests will be aggregated to calculate their overall mathematics level.
Schools may choose to administer the level 6 mathematics test in addition to the levels 3-5 test. Headteachers should consider a pupil’s expected attainment before entering them for the level 6 tests as they should already be demonstrating attainment above level 5. The pupil must achieve a level 5 in the levels 3-5 test and pass the corresponding level 6 test in the same year to be awarded an overall level 6 result

Classes are held on,

Mondays :
17:00 – 18:00 – Maths
18:00 – 19:00 – English

Fridays :
17:00 – 18:00 – Maths
18:00 – 19:00 – English

Saturdays :
10:00 – 11:00 – Maths
11:00 – 12:00 – English
12:00 – 13:00 – Science
13:30 – 14:30 – English
14:30 – 15:30 – Maths

Sundays :
10:00 – 11:00 – English
11:00 – 12:00 – Maths
12:00 – 13:00 – Science
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SATs 2017 Key dates…..

Monday 11th May – Levels 3-5 English Reading and Level 6 English Reading
Tuesday 12th May – Levels 3-5 English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling and Level 6 English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling
Wednesday 13th May – Levels 3-5 Mental Mathematics and Levels 3-5 Mathematics Paper 1
Wednesday 13th May – Levels 3-5 Mental Mathematics and Levels 3-5 Mathematics Paper 1
Thursday 14th May – Levels 3-5 mMthematics Paper 2, Level 6 Mathematics Paper 1 and Level 6 Mathematics Paper 2 (Calculator allowed)