Tuition for children in Norfolk
Many children find it valuable to have some additional tuition during term time. Away from the distractions of the classroom, focused learning and different approaches to difficult concepts can help comprehension and confidence and hopefully get a child to that “Eureka!” moment.
One to one, and small group tuition can help with subjects that perhaps a child finds difficult, but it can also accelerate learning in areas that they find of particular interest and reduce stress if tests and SATs are looming.
If you are considering private tuition, it makes sense to concentrate on one or two subjects at most to ensure that the focus is on the subjects in most need of attention. If you’re considering language tuition, splitting the cost with a friend is a good idea, because whilst the individual focus is somewhat lost, the chance to speak in small groups can be a real benefit.
Of course, additional tuition and camps are not essential, simply encouraging your child to lose themselves in something they love to do, be it writing, drawing, photography, music, or building dens will help them to develop…
Specialist Help from Indigo Dyslexia Centre
Indigo Dyslexia Centre is a specialist organisation based in Norwich and Bury St Edmunds, that is dedicated to help any individual or organisation with any dyslexia related issues.
It offers good quality and efficient services, and aims to raise awareness of dyslexia and change society's perception towards dyslexia and dyslexic individuals. They believe that every dyslexic should be encouraged and helped to reach their true potential. For information call the Helpline Number: 0845 347 9322 or visit www.4dyslexics.com
Norwich School is Growing
Norwich School is now taking boys and girls from Reception (age 4+, 5+, 6+) for September 2018 entry, offering an excellent education for children aged 4-18 in the Cathedral Close. The school has been named as the ‘East Anglia Independent Secondary School of the Year’ in the Sunday Times annual schools guide. The guide, which identifies the highest-achieving schools in the UK, bases its rankings on assessment of all academic results. For more information visit: norwich-school.org.uk and follow us on social media @NorwichSchool
Barmy for Books
It seems youngsters are truly barmy for books! A recent survey, compiled by the Office of National Statistics, (The Taking Part survey 2016/2017), highlighted that, out of school, reading and writing remains the most popular arts activity for 5 to 10-year olds, with 85.6% partaking in this activity in 2016/2017.
Look out for the resources and events that actively promote reading in children:
Lots on at the Local Library
Libraries are a hive of activity, buzzing with storytelling sessions, coding clubs, book clubs, rhyme time, and of course, offer plenty of reading opportunities. Many activity sessions are free or charge a small nominal fee, and by introducing your child to the welcoming environment of a library, at an early stage, could develop a lifelong love of books and reading. Read more about your local library services at www.library.norfolk.gov.uk
Norfolk Libraries Services
Norfolk Libraries have books for all ages and stages, free wi-fi and computer access, DVD hire, family events and activities, homework and coding clubs, free hire on micro:bits, rhyme and story time and digital services, including the Libby App so you can borrow ebooks at home. It’s free to join your local library, borrow and renew books, and attend many events and activities. For more information see www.library.norfolk.gov.uk
Norfolk libraries will again be running a free Summer Reading Challenge this year- available to all children. To celebrate the comic’s 80th anniversary, this year’s challenge is themed around The Beano and will be called Mischief Makers. The challenge is simple; sign up, borrow books for free and read them to earn yourself a medal. There are also reading challenges for children under five, older children (11-15 years) and whole families. More details coming soon via the library website and local branches.
Making Maths Add Up
A recent report, ‘The Parent Factor’, published by National Numeracy and the Mayor’s Fund for London, showed that 88% of children said their maths confidence improved when their parents were more involved in their learning. It was found that increased parental engagement leads to significant improvement in children’s concentration levels during maths lessons and better than expected assessment results.
Outside of the classroom there is a useful National Numeracy Family Maths Toolkit, full of ideas and free activities, that has been designed to help families enjoy maths together. Take a look at www.familymathstoolkit.org.uk
Top maths tips:
- Be positive about maths. Don't say things like "I can’t do maths" or "I hated maths at school"; your child might start to think like that themselves.
- Point out the maths in everyday life. Include your child in activities involving maths such as using money, cooking and travelling.
- Praise your child for effort rather than talent - this shows them that by working hard they can always improve.
Read more at www.nationalnumeracy.org.uk