We are delighted to offer Year 5 students a chance to experience the Nexus curriculum with our dedicated team of expert teachers. There are two routes into becoming a Nexus Scholar.
1. Class teachers nominate students to join the Nexus Scholars Programme, providing the school is within the Nexus catchment area (TR14).
2. Parents can nominate their child, if their school is outside of our catchment area, to join the Nexus Maths Scholar Sessions.
The sessions will run on a fortnightly basis starting in the Autumn term and running until the Summer term.
More information about each is below.
Nexus Scholars Programme
These sessions will take Year 5 students beyond the KS2 curriculum in Maths, English and Foreign Languages but will also support students as they aim for the higher SAT scores.
Our specialist Mathematics staff will be Introducing concepts which would not have been encountered previously but will engage students in the application of maths including:
- Euler’s formula
- Fibonacci sequence
In English, the sessions will involve extending skills in both reading and writing including:
- Honing writing skills – developing the ability to write creatively and with clarity.
- Developing skills in reading – identifying and exploring inferences.
- Exploring a variety of different texts. Students will have the opportunity to read and respond to different writing forms including prose and poetry.
In MFL, our expert staff will introduce students to both French and Spanish. This will include:
- Building vocabulary
- Learning conversational topics
- Verbal and writing skills in both languages.
These sessions are for students who are in the Nexus catchment area (TR14) and will take place fortnightly on alternate Thursdays starting at 10.20am and finishing at 3.00pm. Transport will be provided by Nexus; minibuses will pick up and return students to their primary school. Students will need to bring a packed lunch with them or any food they may require while here.
Please note these sessions have a limited capacity and will be delivered to a challenging level. Since we are only able to accommodate a maximum of 3 students per school, please nominate only those children that are capable of working well beyond their current age.
If you would like to secure a place for some of your students please click on the link below which will take you to an ‘Eventbrite’ booking page where you can register your interest. We will then get back to you to confirm the details of the participating students.
Nexus Maths Scholars Sessions
As part of our extended primary outreach programme, we are also offering gifted sessions in Maths to Year 5 students who live outside of the Nexus catchment area. All sessions are free of charge and take place at our campus next to Camborne train station.
These sessions will take students beyond the KS2 curriculum in Mathematics and our specialist Mathematics staff will be introducing concepts which would not have been encountered previously but will engage students in the application of Maths.
We plan to run these gifted sessions on Friday afternoon (13.45 – 15.00) on a fortnightly basis. Parents / guardians would need to make their own arrangements in order to drop off and collect their child from the sessions.
If you would like to secure a place for some of your students please go to this link below which will take you an ‘Eventbrite’ booking page where you can register your interest. We will then get back to you to confirm all of the details.