Primary Group Tuition

Year 5 and Year 6

Who is it for: Year 5 and Year 6

Challenge Level: Supportive

Number of children: 6 per group

Learning Summary: Designed for children in Year 5 and 6 who will benefit from additional support.

Available Tutors: Sarah and Liz

Next Start Date: September 2022

Primary Group Sessions

You wouldn’t be alone if your child has had a dip in confidence and attainment over the last couple of years. So many children are feeling the strain and it’s impacting their mental health too.

Our primary groups are designed to take the Year 5 and 6 curriculum at a gentler pace, ensuring each topic is thoroughly mastered by your child along the way. 

We work in small groups so children know they are not alone and can develop ideas together. As qualified teachers, we are highly skilled in asking targeted, layered questions to help your child build confidence and explore deeper into a topic.

As SATs approach, we support your child with appropriate exam techniques, develop their speed skills, revise their tricky topics and offer stress management solutions for their big moment. Should your child require extra support, we offer extra one-to-one top-up sessions with our trained tutors.

If you think this could help your child please get in touch.


Year 5 Year 6 Booster Classes

What You'll Get

  • Subject specific 50 minute online classes in small groups (up to 6 students) per subject
  • Curriculum outline showing you what your child will cover
  • Half termly pack of knowledge organisers, with facts your child needs to learn
  • Guidance on supporting your child’s journey at home
  • Pre-curriculum booklet, including what your child needs to know before starting the course
  • Google classroom access, chat with online classmates and tutors
  • Replay access to online lessons
  • Suggested homework activities and challenges
  • Access to fun, online games to improve recall
  • Reviews showing your child’s progress and areas for development
  • Half termly tutor catch-ups for parents on request, see how your child is progressing
  • Half termly newsletter with advice on extra activities

Additional Options

Next Steps offer additional options with our linked professionals.

  • One-to-one top-up tutoring sessions
  • Life skills coaching
  • Nutrition and eating advice
  • Interview techniques and practice
  • Life mapping
Maths booster group

Is this right for my child?

We classed this pathway as ‘Supportive’. 

This means that it is suitable for children in Year 5 and Year 6 who need a little more support to make the most of learning.  

The areas covered in this pathway are taken from the Year 5 and Year 6 UK primary school curriculums. Your child will be placed with a suitable peer group who will be studying at a similar level.

Our children tend to be working at or just below the national average level. You might see this on their report as WB (working below), WA or AT (working at).

When are the lessons?

Lessons are online via Zoom and take place weekly with breaks for holidays. Specifically, term times are:

2022 – 2023


12th September – 21st October

31st October – 16th December


3rd January – 10th February

20th February – 31st March


17th April – 26th May

5th June – 21st July

Additional Holiday Courses

23rd July – 1st September

Our courses are 39 weeks long with Summer breaks.

Starting with a Primary Group

Before your child starts their group they’ll have a short one to one session with their tutor. It’s nothing scary! 

We like to get to know a little about you and your family & school situation in an informal Zoom call. Knowing your aspirations, difficulties and interests can help us find exactly the right  Booster Group for you and match you with like-minded learners.

The interview is around 30-45 minutes. There’s no need to prepare in advance: we would like to meet you as you are everyday. That way we know we’ll place you in the ideal group to make optimal progress.

We’re committed to keeping your child safe online.

Liz, Sarah and all our tutors have:

A DBS check. Qualified Teacher Status. Safeguarding training. Tutors’ Association Membership. SEND training. Mental Health & Wellbeing training. Online Safety training.

Small Group

Friendly & approachable
Same tutor each lesson

Qualified, experienced,
DBS checked teachers

Curriculum Based
Guided Pathways

Getting Started With Group Tuition

If you don’t see the answer to our Frequently Asked Questions please ask!

Straight after you sign up with us, we will send you an email with the links you need to access our knowledge organiser packs, printable resources, links to our games and curriculum guides including a pre-curriculum booklet (for group tuition). We will also invite you to a dedicated Google Classroom where you’ll be able to access replay videos of your lessons and optional homework tasks and challenges. 

Children can learn online from a tablet, laptop or desktop. We don’t recommend learning from a phone due to image size. The only software that your child will need to access is Zoom. If you are not familiar with Zoom we are happy to offer a complimentary 30 minute session to familiarise your child with the controls before your course starts. See our blog on tech for online learning to find the best resources for your budget.

All children learn at their own pace. Some will settle quickly and enthusiastically into their new style of learning whilst others might take some more time. 

There really is no one-size-fits-all approach. If you are concerned about your child’s progress, your tutor is on hand to discuss their learning.

Whether you choose group or one to one tuition, your child will be allocated their own slot within the week. As a result, we ask that missed lessons are paid for. However, our group tuition recording will be available in their classroom. We will always do our best to find a suitable time for a catch-up session where possible.

Payment Terms

Next Steps Tutors offers a tiered price for Booster Group tuition, payable in advance of the term start date. 

One subject:     £900 per year, payable in three termly amounts of £300 (August, December, April).

Two subjects:   £1650 per year, payable in three termly amounts of £550.

We offer a no-quibbles cancelation within 14 days of payment, after which we ask for half a term’s notice should you wish to cancel.


Learning in a group helps to develop confidence and deepens understanding


Resilient children keep going when they hit a problem. They know to look for alternative solutions.


Children who find a purpose in their learning work towards an outcome and pace their learning.

Group Tuition Benefits

  • Best Value Package
  • Monitor your child’s progress remotely
  •  Work alongside your child’s peer group 

Child centered learning

  • Core skills modelled in small groups
  • Space for questioning & problem solving
  • Time for practice in a supportive environment

Tutor Assessed Grouping

  • Groups to suit all levels and subjects 
  • Pick and choose what suits your child

All Pathways

All Pathways