Saturday School takes place at our London centres - London Academy and Bushey Academy - covering Phonics with Writing, Maths and English. Saturday School provides an excellent opportunity for your child to enhance their potential in a great learning environment with highly professional tutors. Each course is uniquely designed so pupils can apply knowledge gained during Saturday School to their mainstream schooling and/or for 4+, 5+, 7+ and 11+ assessments.
During the lesson, pupils are taught and provided with workbooks which enable practice during the lessons and at home. Results have been extremely encouraging to date - if you would like to attend an Open Day for your child to undertake a free assessment and try a lesson, then please do call now on 020 3637 6266.
How can my child improve in reading?
Literacy is the ability to read and write. It encompasses a range of lifelong skills from understanding the spoken word, decoding letters, and understanding the combination of codes and sounds which enhance the ability to read and write.
When a child is taught from a young age to read and write, it can make a huge difference to their cognitive development and how they understand and interpret information.
How you can help: -
- Provide a wide variety of reading material
When a child starts to learn to read and write, it is advisable to also provide them with as much stimulation as possible other than just books. Every time you are out with your child encourage them to read different types of reading material, for example signs in a supermarket, maps, road signs, headlines in quality newspapers and read different styles of books. The more exposure your child has to these different items, the more they are enhancing their reading skills and the ability to understand what they read.
- Provide knowledge and information
To enable a child to understand the world we live in, it is vital that they are able to read and understand what they have read so they acquire fundamental knowledge and information, and are able to articulate what they have read.
- Provide opportunities to develop strong analytical skills
Once a child masters reading and writing, they develop strong analytical skills, for example, the ability to understand what they have read using complex plots, well developed characters and/or interrelated scenes.
Phonics & Writing Course
We teach children to read and write. This is a very complex process but one which we teach through a structured programme. Pupils are taught how to read what they have written and we work with you to develop your child's potential. This means ensuring your child attends lessons on a weekly basis during term time or at our Winter/Summer School, undertaking regular homework as instructed.
The Phonics & Writing Course takes into consideration the ability of your child and pupils can join at any time at their appropriate level. They must, however, continue with the work allocated to them and complete the reading and writing exercises for the duration of the course.
The benefits of the Phonics and Writing Course means children: -
- Read and write more fluently
- Understand what they have written
- Improve their writing skills
- Improve their concentration
The Phonics with Writing Course could last for one, two or three terms - this is dependent on your child’s reading ability at the start of the programme, which we can assess at our centres. Once we establish your child's reading ability, which is a guide only, we allocate them to the most appropriate class where they make new friends and are challenged academically.
Term Time – 2 hours per lesson with a short break
Summer School – 4 hours i.e. 2 hours teaching and 2 hours homework with periodic breaks
Call now to book to attend an Open Day 020 3637 6266
Our English Programme is designed specifically to enhance the ability of pupils aged 5 to 11 years who attend the programme and undertake homework. Pupils are taught by tutors keen to go the extra mile to make a difference.
We undertake assessments to establish which level of course your child should attend, based on the ability and age of your child. We use this as the benchmark. It must be noted that these assessments are just a guide and are by no means fixed. We are aware that pupils are exposed to different learning environments, whether this be their school, home or private tutoring. This could impact on assessment - we support with elements they may not have covered and stretch pupils who have already covered content.
English is used and taught throughout the world in schools and for business.
We teach the foundations of English which incorporates grammar, spelling, creative writing and different styles of writing as well as comprehension. We start developing comprehension from a very young age with basic texts for children to understand and think about so they can answer questions. As pupils grow older, the material becomes more complex.
We provide booklets containing quality material. The tutor teaches and guides pupils through the booklet. Their aim is to support and stretch pupils in readiness for excelling at school or in important assessments.
Pupils are supported and stretched academically, thus contributing towards life-long learning for the future.
Little Big Leaders teaches the fundamentals of arithmetic to students aged 5 to 11years. We designed the programmes to support and stretch pupils academically. Some pupils struggle with concepts in maths because they do not understand some of the basics. We will help fill in any gaps but also provide extension for high fliers so all pupils are in an excellent place to learn and retain knowledge for future application at school or in assessments
Arithmetic can be fun and exciting once a child understands the rules. We work with pupils so they understand. The best way for the child to learn is through repetition. This takes time and all students need to undertake a small amount of work each day so they can master mental arithmetic.
At Little Big Leaders we provide stimulating material to enhance academic learning. Many pupils work hard and we provide them with the skills to break down information and answer questions with confidence.
You can visit an educational centre near to where you are located at London Academy or Bushey Academy.
Call us now to book to attend an Open Day 020 3637 6266