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Blog posts for: Age 11+

2018 Oxford Children’s Word of the Year: Plastic

2018 Oxford Children’s Word of the Year: Plastic

Plastic has been revealed as the Children’s Word of the Year by Oxford University Press for the BBC 500 Words Competition. British children have once again shown themselves to be fabulously inventive, funny and socially astute.

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The word gap: How to build your child’s vocabulary at home

The word gap: How to build your child’s vocabulary at home

Oxford University Press surveyed over 1,300 teachers who reported that the word gap is not only affecting children’s achievement at school but also that it can have a damaging impact on self-esteem and children’s ability to make friends. Find out what you can do to encourage language development at home.
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Why does your child need a dictionary?

Why does your child need a dictionary?

Dictionaries are great for developing your child’s vocabulary, but not just any will do. Publisher Sam Armstrong explains how Oxford Children’s Dictionaries can support your child.

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The 11+

The 11+

Considering applying for your local grammar or independent school? Find out more about the 11+ exam and how you can help your child prepare at home.

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Non-verbal reasoning

Non-verbal reasoning

Parents with children in Year 6 will probably hear about non-verbal reasoning a lot. But what exactly is non-verbal reasoning?

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Secondary school

Secondary school

Find out what your child will be learning when they start secondary school, and browse our books and resources to help their studies at home, from Year 7 to GCSEs and A Levels.

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Money skills in a digital age

Money skills in a digital age

How to develop an understanding of money and healthy money habits in our children when there are fewer opportunities for them to see the real and physical exchange of cash.

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How to write your 500 Words story

How to write your 500 Words story

So you’ve got your idea, and you’ve planned the plot. Now comes the hardest (but most rewarding) part – actually writing your story. Here are Christopher Edge’s top tips on how to get started.

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Creative writing

Creative writing

Are you a budding David Walliams or the next J. K. Rowling? Find top tips, videos, activities, and books to help unleash your inner author.

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Bond SATs Skills

Bond SATs Skills

Prepare your children for the Key Stage 2 SATs with Bond SATs Skills workbooks, developing core maths, comprehension and English skills.

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Fun learning ideas for 11-year-olds

Fun learning ideas for 11-year-olds

Playing games is an easy way to support your child’s learning. Here are some fun and easy ideas to help develop your 11-year-old’s reading and maths skills.

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Spooky reads for 9+ year olds

Spooky reads for 9+ year olds

Embrace Halloween with our recommended spooky reads for 9–11 year olds, including Flood and Fang, The Dark is Rising and Uncle Montague’s Tales of Terror.

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Number Square

Number Square

A handy number square to help your child visualise the numbers from 1 to 100.

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How to Write Your Best Story Ever!

How to Write Your Best Story Ever!

Ideal for children wanting to enter story writing competitions! This is a humorous and authoritative book that will awaken the author in every child, unlocking their story ideas and giving them hints and tips to create their own stories.

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White Fang

White Fang

White Fang is half dog, half wolf. Fierce, keen and clever, he quickly learns to survive in the wild open spaces of North America. His life changes forever when he encounters humans for the first time.

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Times Tables Workbook for Key Stage 2

Times Tables Workbook for Key Stage 2

Bond Skills Times Tables for Key Stage 2 has been developed by Bond to firmly embed times tables knowledge of the core times tables, and introduces square and cube numbers, ensuring children are confident with the multiplication knowledge required by the National Curriculum for Key Stage 2.

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English and Maths Test Papers Pack for SATs Practice

English and Maths Test Papers Pack for SATs Practice

Bond SATs Skills: English and Maths Test Papers Pack for SATs Practice has been created by Bond to prepare children for National Curriculum Key Stage 2 SATs assessments at the end of Year 6. It includes four full sets of English and Maths tests, and includes all of the papers children will sit as part of their assessments in English and maths.

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Bond SATs Skills Spelling and Vocabulary Stretch Workbook: 10–11+ years

Bond SATs Skills Spelling and Vocabulary Stretch Workbook: 10–11+ years

Bond SATs Skills Spelling and Vocabulary Stretch for age 10-11 has been developed by Bond with Oxford Dictionaries to enhance ability in English language skills. Both spelling and vocabulary are now keenly examined throughout the National Curriculum and academic testing; this range of titles focuses on the words expected in key assessments.

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