SKIPS 11 Plus CrossWord Puzzle books promise to entertain young pupils while they learn, making studying fun and successful as they prepare for 11 Plus and SATs exams.
The SKIPS 11 Plus educational books are undoubtedly excellent aids and a must for every child that is going to sit a grammar school entrance exam. You need extremely high scores to get in, not just a pass. Combining the Key Stage 2 national curriculum with colourful images, cartoon characters and fun CrossWord/CrossMaths puzzles, these thoughtful new books make learning more enjoyable and, literally, makes children want to learn.
The Skips 11 Plus English CrossWord Puzzle book is laid out in sections covering different skill levels, the book encourages children to learn spoken and written words – including nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs – before moving on to synonyms and antonyms, sentence construction and verbal reasoning… all part of the National Curriculum Key Stage 2.
Throughout each section the learning is reinforced by fun 11 Plus CrossWord puzzles. Children can add up their scores as they progress through the book, thereby keeping a record of how well they are doing and identify where they might need to get extra help or to revisit an earlier part of the section.
The Skips 11 Plus CrossMaths Puzzle book-is unique .Laid out in two sections again with all the colour and magic as before, but the twist is that each puzzle creates hidden equations within, encouraging children to think, play with numbers and solve. At the end of each completed puzzle, children have to crack the colour codes before attempting the SKIPS CHALLENGES. Look out for funny named characters. There are hundreds of testing exam based level questions and maths is always best learnt when practised. Everything from prime numbers, decimals, fractions, percentages to algebra, ratios and many more.
The book was the brainchild of Ash Sharma, who, as a concerned parent, was growing increasingly frustrated with the “learn and forget” method his daughter appeared to be studying.
Ash explains: “My daughter, Nicole, is 10 and studying for the 11 Plus exam. I spend evenings helping her with revision homework but it was always hard to get her to sit down and actually start the work. Once she started, she enjoys it but it is still a struggle.”
“I started to turn some of the questions into a crossword and realised that not only did she relate to it, she remembered the answers.”
“I then started putting a few crosswords together and, whenever we sat down to do homework, she asked ‘can we do a crossword?’ She was actually enjoying it”
Without delay Mr Sharma, along with his brother Harsh and business associate Helen Lees, set about producing the first 11 Plus CrossWord book in conjunction with practising 11 Plus tutors and teachers.