Primary Education

On Target Tuition provides Tuition for primary school aged children in English and maths. The On target Tuition blog aims to provide advice and guidance to parents on their child’s education.

Transfer Test Northern Ireland. What should my child know by now? What is on the AQE and GL Curriculum?

The 2020 Transfer Test Curriculum If your child is in Primary 6 and you are considering whether or not they should sit the Transfer Test exams in November 2020, you may be asking the questions – Is my child able enough to get a good score in the test and what should they know by …

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How to choose a tutor for your child?

Choose a professionally qualified teacher! When I went back to work after having my second child I began the search for the perfect childminder.  I needed someone who could fit around my working hours. Most importantly I needed someone who would allow my girls to feel happy and secure.  Choosing who looks after your children …

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Does my child have dyscalculia?

Does by child need dyscalculia support? What is dyscalculia? Dyscalculia is described as a “condition that makes it difficult to acquire mathematical skills. Pupils may have difficulty understanding simple number concepts, lack an intuitive grasp of numbers and have problems learning number facts and procedures.”  The Department for Education. Many children need dyscalculia support. It is …

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A Tutor’s advice on how to help your child with a school project

The summer term is fast approaching and so to is the dreaded school project! Do you jump for joy when your child is given a project for homework or does it leave you breaking out in a cold sweat, knowing you have two weeks of homework stress ahead resulting in frustration, tears and tantrums? Maybe …

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Get Your Child Ready for Year 8

Get Ready For Year 8? The transition from Primary to Secondary school is one of the important milestones in every child’s life. It can often be a daunting time for children as they move from the safe, sheltered environment of the Primary classroom to the much busier world of secondary education with multiple teachers and classrooms. It …

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