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Week 1 : Tuesday 12th January 2021

Welcome to the story of Sam, who dreams of becoming a pirate. Along the way, you will meet a host of odd and engaging characters and students will be challenged with a variety of maths and English activities. Expect puzzles, games and arts / crafts activities.

This week's menu:

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Chapter 1 : Port Johnson

All Sam needs to do is find a ship and get off the island but it's not so easy when you've yet to make any friends in port…

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How to Use this week's Resources

Help for parents, teachers and tutors on how to get the best out of this week's resource. Read this FIRST!

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Additional English Activities

If you're still looking for extra activities, click here to see a glossary of terms and some comprehension questions.

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Draw your own Treasure Island!

Hayley from Wurkshop guides you through the steps to draw a great treasure island.

Toby's Resource Recap Video:

Amazing Free Resources

Every week whilst schools are closed, we will be releasing activities, games and learning programmes in addition to teaching guides, tips and helpful suggestions to anyone trying to home-school. All completely free.

Activities

Activities to do at home with a parent, sibling or your tutor. All designed to build into a programme of study and give some structure.

Games

Games to keep you all occupied, with enough of an educational slant to make you all feel good but not so much it spoils the fun.

Tests

Progress tests, Stop-you-getting-rusty tests, Mock entrance tests, Cunning tests and a few Frankly-very-silly tests.

Resources

From reading lists to lesson plans and vocabulary sheets to sing-a-longs, you'll find a little bit of everything. Start clicking!


Last Year, During Lockdown #1, we produced some very popular CrossNumber puzzles. These are all still available to download below.

LOCKDOWN #1 : Week 4

This week’s bundle includes a sight of the whole island as Milo and Pi continue to get a little 'LOST’ on the island in Very Cross Numbers, we have another instalment of our popular Reading List series, and we treat you all to some fiendishly tricky 15 Minute Maths exercises.

Just click below to download, you'll be taken through payment steps but - don't worry - there's no charge for the download!

This week's menu:

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The Party Pack: All of this week's Free Resources

Download all of this week's free resources in one go. You lucky things!

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Very Cross Numbers - Chapter 4

"Sums at the Summit"
Milo and Pi try climbing higher to make contact with someone, anyone! They find a great view and something unexpected at the top.

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Maths: 15 Minute Maths Exercises

Great practice to improve your core maths skills and to build up speed whilst trying to stay accurate and neat with written workings. These are tough, particularly within the time limit.

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Reading: Great Ideas for 9 and 10 year olds

Isla Dawes, the former proprietor of everyone's favourite independent, The Barnes Bookshop, and children's literature specialist, gives us her top tip for books to stretch, inspire and occupy young minds. This week it's the turn of Year 5.


LOCKDOWN #1 : Week 3

Week three of the free Torchlight resources sees Milo and Pi exploring the island in Very Cross Numbers, our maths puzzle serial. This week’s Reading List is aimed at students in Year 3 and should give them something to do around distance learning from schools. I’ve added a crowd favourite creative writing resource in the form of the Random Title Generator and, as if that weren’t enough, there’s a Maths 11+ Paper. As usual, it’s all for free!

Just click below to download, you'll be taken through payment steps but - don't worry - there's no charge for the download!

This week's menu:

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The Party Pack: All of this week's Free Resources

Download all of this week's free resources in one go. You lucky things! WARNING: large file size!

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Maths : CrossNumber Puzzle - Chapter 3

Milo and Pi are definitely far from home, now they need to try to get off the beach. Written by Toby, the founder of Torchlight Tuition and illustrated by Hayley, the brains and skill behind Wurkshop.

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Random Title Generator: Creative Writing Resource.

Some fun ideas for keeping your creative writing fresh and unpredictable. This is always one of the most popular activities whenever I run a writing course.

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Reading: Great Ideas for 7 & 8 year-olds

Isla Dawes, the former proprietor of everyone's favourite independent, The Barnes Bookshop, and children's literature specialist, gives us her top tip for books to stretch, inspire and occupy young minds. This week it's aimed at Year 3.

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11+ Mock Test

A 11+ Mock Maths Test, written by Torchlight Tuition. Contact the office you'd like us to mark it with feedback. Includes English Comprehension and English Creative Writing.


LOCKDOWN #1 : Week 2

This week the action starts to hot up in our running serialisation of Very Cross Numbers, the maths puzzle book - can you work out what's happened to Milo and Pi? There's a Reading List for Year 6 students to keep them alert and engaged for the last week of the Easter 'break' before school comes to them next week! There's an amazing English Resource to expand vocabularies and kick-start the imagination and, finally, we include one of our amazing 11+ Mocks. All for free!

Just click below to download, you'll be taken through payment steps but - don't worry - there's no charge for the download!

This week's menu:

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The Party Pack: All of this week's Free Resources

Download all of this week's free resources in one go. You lucky things! WARNING: large file size!

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Maths : CrossNumber Puzzle - Chapter 2

The adventure continues as Milo and Pi find themselves unexpectedly stranded. Written by Toby, the founder of Torchlight Tuition and illustrated by Hayley, the brains and skill behind Wurkshop.

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Making Faces: Vocabulary and Creative Writing Resource.

Transform your creative writing with these fun games; designed to help students appreciate variation in sentence length and learn the impact and uses of short sentences.

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Reading: Great Ideas for 11 year-olds

Isla Dawes, the former proprietor of everyone's favourite independent, The Barnes Bookshop, and children's literature specialist, gives us her top tip for books to stretch, inspire and occupy young minds. This week it's 11 year-olds.

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11+ Mock Test

This 11+ Mock English Test, written by Torchlight Tuition, includes model answers. Contact the office you'd like us to mark it with feedback. Includes English Comprehension and English Creative Writing.


LOCKDOWN #1 : Week 1

This week we have the first chapter, or more of a prologue really, to our enchanting story / maths exercise mashup called Very Cross Numbers. We have a brilliant creative writing Dice Game suitable for the whole family that will lead to surprisingly excellent stories. Finally, we have a wonderful Reading List courtesy of Isla Dawes (formerly the proprietor of our favourite location, The Barnes Bookshop).

Just click below to download, you'll be taken through payment steps but - don't worry - there's no charge for the download!

This week's menu:

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Maths : CrossNumber Puzzle - Chapter 1

The first chapter in Milo and Pi's magnificent mathematical adventure. Written by Toby, the founder of Torchlight Tuition and illustrated by Hayley, the brains and skill behind Wurkshop.

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English: Creative Writing Dice Games

Transform your creative writing with these fun games; designed to help students appreciate variation in sentence length and learn the impact and uses of short sentences.

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Reading: Great Ideas for 7 and 8 year olds

Isla Dawes, the former proprietor of everyone's favourite independent, The Barnes Bookshop, and children's literature specialist, gives us her top tip for books to stretch, inspire and occupy young minds. This week it's 7 year-olds.

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The Party Pack: All of this week's Free Resources

Download all of this week's free resources in one go. You lucky things!

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