Year 5

Free tips and resources for your child's Year 5 education. Learn how to prepare for 11 plus grammar school & independent school entrance exams.

Home learning as a family

Online learning

Tips for home learning as a family

Atom Nucleus helps children aged 7–11 excel and enjoy learning. And the 20% sibling discount makes it even more cost-effective for families! Here's how to use Nucleus as a convenient home learning tool.

11 plus creative writing topics

11 plus

11 plus creative writing topics

Wondering what your child could be asked to write about in their 11 plus exam? Here's a list of topics that have been used in real-life entrance exam papers. This is a guest post from Bright Light Education.

Christmas worksheets: maths

Maths

Christmas worksheets: maths

Free downloadable, printable winter worksheets for children aged 7–11. Practice multiplication & division with these fun, festive activities!

Christmas worksheets: non-verbal reasoning

Non-verbal reasoning

Christmas worksheets: non-verbal reasoning

Prepare for the 11 plus with these free, festive puzzles. Non-verbal reasoning practice with a Christmas twist! If you get stuck, take a look at our helpsheet.

Top educational board games

Wellbeing

Top educational board games

Board games can help children develop their problem-solving, logic and creativity, all while having fun. Try these top picks for your next family games night!

Festive reading list for ages 7–11

English

40 best festive reads for children

There's something for everyone in our recommended festive reading list for children aged 7–11. Explore our suggestions and give your child the gift of reading!

How to approach the intense competition at 11+

11 plus

How to approach the intense competition at 11+

Feeling under pressure about applying to senior school? You're not alone. Anna shares advice from her experience both as an education specialist and a parent.

Cloze tests in the 11+: Free practice questions, tips and techniques

11 plus

Cloze tests in the 11 plus

Everything you need to know about cloze tests on 11+ verbal reasoning exams. See cloze examples and download a free practice question pack for your child here.

What's the difference between CEM/GL 11 plus and ISEB?

11 plus

What’s the difference between CEM, GL & ISEB?

Understand the differences between the 'big 3' entrance exams for selective secondary schools, and get resources to help your child prepare.

6 ways to get your child excited about learning

Wellbeing

6 ways to get your child excited about learning

Does it ever feel like a struggle to get your child engaged with certain topics? Find out how to harness the science of learning and spark their natural curiosity!

11 plus challenging topics: non-verbal reasoning

11 plus

11 plus challenging topics: non-verbal reasoning

In this free webinar series, discover which areas of 11 plus non-verbal reasoning that students struggle with the most, and learn techniques to help your child prepare.

11+ challenging topics series: verbal reasoning

11 plus

11 plus challenging topics: verbal reasoning

In this free webinar series, discover which areas of 11 plus verbal reasoning that students struggle with the most, and learn techniques to help your child prepare.

11 plus challenging topics series: maths

11 plus

11 plus challenging topics: maths

In this free webinar series, discover which areas of 11 plus maths that students struggle with the most, and learn techniques to help your child prepare.

11 plus challenging topics series: English

11 plus

11 plus challenging topics: English

In this free webinar series, discover which areas of 11 plus English that students struggle with the most, and learn techniques to help your child prepare.

11 plus tutor Katya shares her top tips for passing the 11+

Tuition

Tutor Katya shares her top tips for passing the 11 plus

"I always apply these principles to 11 plus preparation with my students to help them approach the exam with confidence."

Free halloween worksheets for kids

Resources

Free Halloween worksheets for kids

October is a spook-tacular time for learning with these Halloween-themed activities for Key Stage 2 English and maths. Designed for children aged 7–12.

11 plus vocabulary: 500 essential words for your child to learn

11 plus

500 essential words for your child's 11 plus vocabulary

Download a list of the 500 most important words your child should know for the 11 plus and find out how you can help expand their vocabulary for exam success.

How to handle unexpected 11 plus results

11 plus

How to handle unexpected 11 plus results

If your child did not pass the 11 plus and you're wondering what to do, here are practical next steps to take and ways to keep their academic confidence on track.

Using Atom Nucleus to prepare for written tests

Exams

Using Atom Nucleus to prepare for written tests

Is your child preparing for a written test? Find out how Atom Nucleus can help your child build the necessary skills to excel in long-form written answers.

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