Welcome to Meta Prep, where metacognition comes first

Year 4 Curriculum

Targeted & focused on 11+ success

Our Year 4 curriculum introduces the key metacognitive tools needed for success. This is the perfect foundation to develop higher order thinking skills. By linking core maths and English topics, pupils are ready and confident to tackle the challenges of the 11+ in Year 5 and 6. We start preparation early so that what needs to be covered can be spaced out into small, enjoyable chunks removing the need for any last minute panics.

By embracing the Science of Learning, Intelligent Learning Behaviours and cognitive tools and strategies, we develop meta-learners who are ready to thrive at school and beyond; armed with tools and strategies that enable them to make progress towards success in their 11+ exams. A significant focus on developing the underlying Thinking Processes for the Cognitive Ability Tests is inherent at Meta Prep.

By the end of our Year 4 metacognition course, there is an observable change in children’s confidence and independence. They are more likely to participate in discussions and think about responses even if they don’t know the answer. The entire 11+ exams process is more manageable and less overwhelming.

What's included in the term's fees?

  1. A Motivation Map identifying ways to motivate your child.
  2. Baseline Diagnostic Assessments in English, Maths and Reasoning.
  3. A weekly session of 60 minutes, for 12 weeks.
  4. Introduction to a complete Metacognitive toolkit: Thinking Levels, core Thinking Processes and Intelligent Learning Behaviours.
  5. A weekly challenge to follow-up and embed concepts.
  6. Access to our repertoire of learning games and Quizlet site.

“Thank you so much, we are totally convinced that everything Jen and the course did got William into Dulwich.”
Joe, Dulwich Parent

“A really versatile and valuable curriculum with fantastic teaching”
Olivia, Wycombe Abbey Parent

“The lessons with Mrs Dickenson have totally transformed Adhrit’s maths scores and confidence. Thank you”
Samina, Kent Test Parent

“We were very impressed with the teachers and my daughter was really well prepared for the Kent Test. She particularly enjoyed the varied activities so it didn’t feel like too much work”
Ludmila, Kent Test Parent

“My daughter enjoyed the course so much that on the last day she told me how sad she would be at not logging in to her lessons and how much she would miss it. The programme is well designed. Very experienced teachers that know how to engage with all the pupils in their care. As a parent you can see the results immediately after the lesson with the teacher.”

Helena, Woodford County Parent