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Holiday Classes 2020

Anyone is welcome to come to these classes and workshops, whether or not they come to the weekly lessons.

Holiday Class Timetable

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In Salisbury the boys’ exam includes Non-Verbal Reasoning but not the girls, so I would anticipate that Friday mornings will be mostly boys and Thursdays mornings mostly girls.

The children will have chalked 2m boxes to stay in, and I will keep the doors and windows open, so please bring a coat. They will also need drinks and snacks and their own stationery.

To help minimise contact between families I will chalk arrows on the pavements outside the hall. The layout allows for a circular movement. The Government has asked that we ask parents to have one adult to pick up one child and not the whole family. I have several ideas as to how to release the children at the end of class. I fear that theory and practice might not match up so we will need to be flexible. Most Year 5’s have no social distancing experience and little idea about what 2m looks like. I want to keep in Government guidelines but mostly I don’t want to be responsible for spreading Corona Virus.



Why do Holiday Classes?


The difference between working during the holidays and not:


There are two approaches to the holidays: you can keep working or you can take a break. For every week you take off from 11+ work, it takes a week to get back to the same point. So, 7 weeks taken off for the Summer amounts to 14 weeks of stagnation. Keeping up your momentum has a huge cumulative effect by the time of the exam and trust me - it shows in the results. The children who pass the 11+ aren’t the cleverest, the nicest or those who have been to the most expensive schools, the children who pass the 11+ are those who are most prepared.