Taking inspiration from a range of detectives and code crackers, these packs will get your child thinking logically and carefully to solve a whole range of puzzles. They'll learn all about different types of codes and ciphers, and will have to use all their newfound skills to identify the culprit in our fictional criminal investigation. The activities are great practice for detailed code work which is often seen in the 11+ and Common Entrance exams, but will also benefit any child who needs to practise slowing down and paying close attention to problems. And, of course, it's great fun for everyone!
Our mini-packs each contain a booklet which is tailored to a particular learning style, as well as one key educational item related to the theme. Take a look at the descriptions below to decide which pack would best suit your child, or choose our bumper pack to get the whole lot!
Imagination - Dream Big
"Logic will take you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere." Albert Einstein
Designed to support and challenge students through the use of stories and creative thinking, our Imagination packs encourage students to use novels as a starting point for exploring the wider world. By investigating the themes and influences within each book, we hope to show students that all learning connects, as well as inspiring them to get creative themselves.
Sleuth pack contains: Imagination booklet; parent pack email; hand-picked reading book related to the theme, and an exclusive, themed bookmark.
Wisdom - Be Fearless
"You're braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than youthink." A.A.Milne (Christopher Robin)
The Wisdom packs have been specially designed to help students who are working towards exams or tests. Whether it’s KS2 SATs, 11+, Common Entrance or just end of year tests, these packs will help to build confidence, boost core skills and give helpful tips for revision and exam technique.
"It's not how smart you are, it's how you'resmart." Howard Gardner
The Curiosity packs have been designed to build confidence in students who find traditional classroom teaching frustrating. The contents of these packs encourage practical exploration, experimentation, invention and problem-solving. They use the idea of Multiple Intelligences to demonstrate that there are lots of different ways to be clever, and aim to give students the confidence to embrace their own learning style.