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Key Stage 1

We provide English and Maths tuition for our KS1 students which is centred around the national curriculum framework, which is shown below. Each student is given a free initial assessment, from which we develop a list of their individual targets which we then work with them to improve. These targets are all in line with the current national curriculum.

Alongside working to generally improve your child’s academic performance, we also help prepare KS1 students for their end of Year 1 phonics screening test and their end of KS1 SATs, including Maths, English reading and SPAG. As this is the students’ first experience with ‘official’ exams, m any can find these tests challenging. Our tuition helps to prepare the children academically, while also building their confidence, allowing them to sit the exams without worry.


English Reading

We work to improve the following areas:

  • Being able to use knowledge of vocabulary to understand both fiction and non-fiction texts
  • Being able to identify and explain key aspects of fiction and non-fiction texts, such as characters, events, titles and information
  • Being able to explain the sequence of events in texts
  • Being able to make inferences from texts, which means working with your children so that they can read between the lines and understand parts of texts which may not be explicitly apparent
  • Being able to predict what might happen next in a story based on what they have read so far

English Writing

We work to improve the following areas:

  • Being able to understand, identify and use different types of word classes (nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs)
  • Being able to understand, identify and use different types of sentences (statements, questions, commands, questions and exclamations)
  • Being able to form grammatically correct sentences.
  • Being able to use noun phrases to add description and clarity.
  • Being able to successfully use co-ordinating and subordinating conjunctions (or, and, but, when, if, that, because) in order to connect different clauses to link ideas and give more detail within sentences
  • Being able to start to identify different forms of writing (stories, plays, newspaper articles) and to apply this knowledge to writing their own pieces for different purposes and audiences


We work to improve the following areas:

Number and Place Value

  • Counting in different multiples
  • Read, write, order and compare numbers
  • Rounding
  • Number problems


  • Add, subtract, multiply and divide mentally
  • Add, subtract, multiply and divide using written methods
  • Using inverses to check answers
  • Problem solving using addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
  • Knowing which order to add, subtract, multiply and divide in questions that involve more than type of calculation


  • Learning different units of measure (centimetre, grams, millilitres ect.)
  • Being able to compare, describe and order measures
  • Being able to measure and read scales
  • Money
  • Being able to tell the time
  • Ordering different times
  • Learning the different units of time (seconds, minutes, hours ect.)
  • Problem-solving involving measures


  • Being able to recognise and name different fractions
  • Being able to find fractions of amounts
  • Understanding equivalent fractions


  • Being able to name and describe 2D and 3D shapes
  • Learning the properties of 2D and 3D shapes
  • Being able to draw and make 2D and 3D shapes
  • Understanding and being able to describe different positions, directions and movements
  • Be able to recognise and draw patterns

Statistics and Data

  • Being able interpret and construct simple pictograms, tally charts, block diagrams and simple tables
  • Solve one-step and two-step problems involving data, charts and tables

Our tuition is not limited purely to these areas, if your child has any other areas in which you think they need to improve, for example, handwriting or spelling just let our tutors know and we will work on them. The work we do with our KS1 students provides the foundation skills they will need to progress into KS2 and throughout their journey towards the KS2 SATs.

Next steps

To find out more about how we can support you or your child via our friendly tuition services, contact us.

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