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Education Quizzes and the SATS

As you may know Miss Olivia is now in year 6 at primary school.  The final year in her primary school education. Year 6 is SATS year. *sigh*

It’s going to be a tough year really isn’t it. She already has after school classes arranged by her teachers to help her and her classmates prepare more for the exams but is there anything more I could be doing at home to help her? The school sent home a list of various different sites to look at to assist the pupils in being as prepared as they feel is necessary for themselves.

I’m not really sure I would manage to get Olivia to focus much at home so I think, for me, it will be a case of thinking outside the box. Looking for different ways to engage Olivia so she doesn’t feel bored or overwhelmed. As much as she loves to write I think it’s good to change things up a little bit. In preparation I have even bought her some new stationary ready for her revision (just an excuse really)

Education Quizzes is one site that would be particularly helpful for Olivia this school year. With a whole host of different quizzes for children of all ages Olivia will be able to get some KS2 revision in using some of the quizzes you can find on the site.

education quizzes and sats logo

For £9.95 a month parents are able to sign up to Education Quizzes, from KS1 including KS2, 11 Plus, GCSE, ESL and Specialist subjects too. There is also the option for school to sign up to access the quizzes as an extra learning resource for the classroom or homework. I had a little snoop around the site and let Olivia have a little look too. After all it is her this is aimed at.

Education Quizzes and the SATS.

The quizzes are written by teachers and are separated into different KS2 subjects with multiple quizzes in each section. We both found the site really easy to navigate and Olivia enjoyed looking through the different quizzes. Each quiz is multiple choice. 10 questions in each quiz.

education quizzes and sats test question

With Olivia already having an extra workload on this year thanks to the extra support classes after school, Education Quizzes provide a unique way to help kids test their knowledge on different subjects they have been learning at school. A way to revise without actually sitting down and flicking through pages of notes. With a short 10 question quiz it will barely feel like revision at all and with the novelty factor, for Olivia especially, it will be a valuable resource for any parents and children regardless of their age. Whether you follow it alongside the curriculum or randomly choose topics already covered, I can really see the benefits to adding these quizzes to any child’s education. I’m sure it could even teach me a few things I didn’t know.

education quizzes and sats screenshot of tests

I was actually impressed by the amount of information on the site and the variety of quizzes. For me this means Olivia would be able to cover a lot of information quickly and with the answers being shown immediately, correct or incorrect, then even if she didn’t know the right answer before, she will straight away. You are also able to dip in and out at anytime. With the short quizzes it is easy to cover more and easy to complete quickly meaning you can learn more without actually realising you are

I’ve not really been focused on extra learning at home in the past but I feel this year Olivia needs a bit more help to prepare her for her SATS and I think Education Quizzes would be perfect for the girl who, as described by her teacher, is a great student if not a bit of a daydreamer who needs to focus more, pay attention and pick up the pace. If the girl was any more relaxed she would be horizontal!

What do you think? Would your child benefit from learning via quizzes or have you found another successful way to get reluctant learners to study without them realising they are doing it? I would love to hear any tips if you have any for helping with the SATS!

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70 Comments

  1. Nadia - ScandiMummy

    October 28, 2016 at 11:11 pm

    This looks interesting. The English school system is completely foreign (no pun intended) to me but I hope I can still be a good support to Caspian when he starts his educational journey. I’ll definitely keep this site in mind. #KCACOLS

    Nadia – Scandimummy x

  2. James Hopes

    October 28, 2016 at 9:59 pm

    Quizzes are always a great way of learning things and keeping the mind fresh! Top idea! #KCACOLS

  3. New Mummy Blog

    October 28, 2016 at 9:52 pm

    I think using a variety of methods of study, quizzes and random learning is the best method. This sounds good! I do think it’s terrible he pressure primary children are under. We did these same tests in school, before they were introduced in England, but we did them when we were ready and didn’t know they were tests, we just were told to do ‘this’ today and not talk to each other, and then hand it to the teacher when done, I think the teacher stopped us if our time ran out in theory. We also did it in our individual stage groups so only a few of us at once. I definitely wish that was the system in operation here, good luck to your daughter! #kcacols

  4. Cathryn - Little Paper Swans

    October 28, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    I think there is way too pressure on kids with SATS now a days. I didn’t ever feel stressed or pressured when I was a school. This quiz looks like a great way to learn.

    #KCACOLS

  5. Kerry

    October 28, 2016 at 5:38 pm

    I wish they had this when I was at school! My eldest has only just started primary school, but all this is still to come for me. #KCACOLS

  6. Kerry

    October 28, 2016 at 5:38 pm

    I wish they had this when I was at school! My eldest has only just started primary school, but all this is still to come for me. #KCACOLS

  7. Maria

    October 28, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    E is due to sit his Year 2 SATS at the end of this school year and I know many parents are already worrying about them. We are trying to keep it very positive and have not even mentioned it to him yet. I do like the idea of the quizzes as it’s a good way of testing what they already know and what they need to improve on. #KCACOLS

  8. Rainbows are too beautiful

    October 28, 2016 at 10:51 am

    Oh this looks interesting – we struggle with langauge (it’s very common in autistic kids). Thanks for the idea. #kcacols

  9. Rainbows are too beautiful

    October 28, 2016 at 10:50 am

    Oh this looks interesting – we struggle with langauge (it’s very common in autistic kids). Thanks for the idea.

  10. Madeline (This Glorious Life)

    October 27, 2016 at 7:50 pm

    Oh the thought of my little boy having to worry about SATs really upsets me! Year 6 still feels so young to be worrying about extra lessons and revision and so on. But, if it has to be done, then quizzes like the ones in your post do seem like a fun and interactive way to go about it. x #KCACOLS

  11. Mum in Brum

    October 27, 2016 at 10:08 am

    What a great idea this is, and such a fun way to learn. We’re a long way off exams etc, but I think it’s great that these resources exist online these days x #KCACOLS

  12. Emma Plus Three

    October 26, 2016 at 8:51 pm

    It’s such a lot for them at such a young age isn’t it? I’m not looking forward to this at all x #KCACOLS

  13. Sonia

    October 26, 2016 at 10:50 am

    My oldest is also in year 6. There is a lot of pressure for these SATS and I’m not planning to load K with anymore! This looks like a fun way to do extra stuff so as long as it remains fun, I’m sure it will be beneficial. #KCACOLS

  14. mainy - myrealfairy

    October 26, 2016 at 10:13 am

    Hi Tracey, my eldest boy is also in year 6 so I know where youre coming from with the extra workload. I havent looked at all the extra tuition yet but I’m sure it will hit home at some point!:) I go from crazy pushy mum to who wont let him put down a book for an hour to chilled out mum letting him get away with watching his youtubers:)

    Mainy

    #KCACOLS

  15. Jenn @ Mad Mommy

    October 26, 2016 at 4:53 am

    We don’t have sats here but I feel we have something similar. I will have to see if there is something like this to help my boys when they get to that point. #KCACOLS

  16. kris

    October 25, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    Sats have all changed since I was at school. I love the idea of the education quizzes a imformative but not to taxing on the brain way to get learning and revising.#kcaols

  17. ohmummymia

    October 25, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    I have a lot of time to to think about it but it’s really good idea I need to tell to my sister inlaw about this education quizzes
    #KCACOLS

  18. Tooting Mama

    October 25, 2016 at 7:53 pm

    We live in France and the kids get a tonne of homework in French eek! But a quiz to help out with English would be really useful especially to prepare for our return. I know year 6 is a tough time for all kids – hope this year goes well for you!

  19. Lucy

    October 25, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    Ooh I love the stationery!! #KCACOLS

  20. Markus

    October 25, 2016 at 9:12 am

    our boys are 5 now and in year 1. So they have a little bit of homework. Saying a little bit is an understatement. Already in year 1 there is reading which is great, spelling, writing & maths. Now I don’t have anything against the reading, spelling and the little bit of maths. It is all very important. But the writing? They have started cursive, joined up writing in year 1. Surely year 1 should be about getting confident in the formation of letters and words first and then in year 2 or 3 start teaching them this antiquated style of writing which lets face it is only really needed for school these days. Who still writes this neatly and has all letters cursive and joined up? our first parents evening is coming up soon and the class teacher I think will be overwhelmed as most of us parents in year 1 don’t think this should be taught in year 1.

  21. Cal at Family Makes

    October 25, 2016 at 12:21 am

    The SATS have just become even harder again, poor kids have so much pressure. Next year will be SATS year for my eldest, so this is useful information. I’ll certainly take a look. Thanks for the info. #KCACOLS

  22. Helena

    October 24, 2016 at 10:20 pm

    Quizzes are good fun but they may come over a bit like the exam papers themselves. Everyone learns differently. A great way to learn about the world and prepare I think is having a more hands on approach eg. growing food – what happens when it’s in light to when it’s been in a cupboard etc. #KCACOLS

  23. Gabriela Green

    October 24, 2016 at 8:52 pm

    This looks like a useful tool. I think it might take away a bit of the stress as well by practicing and using it. Good luck! #KCACOLS

  24. The Hippy Christian Mum

    October 24, 2016 at 8:22 pm

    I personally feel testing primary school aged kids is completely unecessary and it’s a shame our kids have to go through it so this service would be welcome relief in amongst all the study just to mix it up a bit and make it more visual and enjoyable. #KCACOLS

  25. Eugene Uttley

    October 24, 2016 at 6:21 pm

    Sounds well worth the cost. Just trying to remember the name of a ‘brain games’ site I tried out a few years back. You think that kind of thing combats the onset of alzheimer’s too? At least it keeps the mind… limber. Great post. #KCACOLS

    1. Eugene Uttley

      October 24, 2016 at 6:24 pm

      Lumosity.com! That was it. Oh, hey, the follow doohickeys at the top of your page don’t seem to work for me. Just a heads-up.

  26. jeremy@thirstydaddy

    October 24, 2016 at 6:05 pm

    This sounds very helpful. I wish that these standardized tests were more organic, without all the prep work and added pressure. It seems that it would be a more accurate reflection of where they really are if they just showed up one day and had a test to take instead of their normal classes. #KCACOLS

  27. Angela Watling

    October 24, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    These look like great tools. It astonishes me though that kids are having to ‘revise’ at the age of 10/11. When I was that age we did tests and exams but we didn’t really know what they were. It’s upsetting that pressure is being put on kids this early. I hope you copes really well with it all – the new stationery will definitely help 🙂 #KCACOLS

  28. Sarah

    October 24, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    I am NOT looking forward to this. Why do kids have to learn what a superlative is? I don’t know what a superlative is and I have a degree to come out each ear! Sorry, not what your post is about I know but the mere word SATS brings out the rage in me! This looks like a really good idea, and I would make it a competition between me and the boy, he loves a competition and he would most likely win all the quizzes! #KCACOLS

  29. Kayla Loves

    October 24, 2016 at 11:54 am

    This is a great idea! Good luck!! #KCACOLS

  30. imummyblog

    October 24, 2016 at 10:48 am

    My kids are still very young, but I think this sounds like a great tool to use and I would definitely try it. Thanks for sharing #KCACOLS

  31. Mackenzie Glanville

    October 24, 2016 at 9:05 am

    wow it sounds full on, we don’t have Grade 6 exams in Australia, in fact they don’t have exams until years 11 and 12. Good luck though xx #KCACOLS

  32. Alana - Burnished Chaos

    October 24, 2016 at 6:55 am

    We’ve got another three years to go yet before this issue crops up but I think quizzes like this can be great if that’s something your child responds well too, I think mine would but they’re all different. I think it’s such a shame that their last year of primary has to be so stressful and all the emphasis is on passing exams rather than fostering a love of learning, I think all these tests do more harm than good. You sound like you’re all set up for doing your best at reducing that stress though and I think that’s the most important thing you can do for her this year. And new stationary always helps!
    #KCACOLS

  33. www.carolinatwinmom.com

    October 24, 2016 at 4:59 am

    I love the idea of learning through various avenues because you never know what will resonate the most with a child. Thank you for the ideas! #KCACOLS

  34. Kellie - Hooray for Moms

    October 24, 2016 at 4:44 am

    What great tips for kids and parents! Thanks for sharing these with us!
    #KCACOLS

  35. Brandi Puga

    October 24, 2016 at 4:19 am

    Good luck studying! testing is the worst, i am glad youseem to have found a method that works for you and your daughter! #KCACOLS

  36. Peachy and her Mommy

    October 24, 2016 at 2:38 am

    I think this is a great idea. Although there s nothing wrong with being a dreamer. #KCACOLS

  37. Now I am mum

    October 23, 2016 at 10:22 pm

    A whole new world of revision and exam pressure – good to know there are some good resources out there to help when the time comes though, eek! #kcacols

  38. Rachel George

    October 23, 2016 at 10:02 pm

    We told our son not to worry at all about SATS because they were designed to test that his teacher had taught him well. We told him to do his best so that his teacher looked good but to not worry. No extra work, no studying and the school also had the same attitude. My son got the top results in his year group of 90 children! #KCACOLS

  39. www.fourprincessesandthecheese.com

    October 23, 2016 at 9:08 pm

    Hope these achieve your goals and help out Olivia!

    #KCACOLS

  40. OddHogg

    October 23, 2016 at 9:02 pm

    This is all new to me as we don’t have SATS here in Scotland. Funny how our school systems are so different! #kcacols

  41. Louise - Mummy Miller

    October 23, 2016 at 8:56 pm

    These sound great! Luckily I’ve got 10 years before I need to worry about this #KCACOLS

  42. Kelly Robinson

    October 23, 2016 at 8:12 pm

    I think this is a great idea and think that I would learn from it too!! Love how many great apps there are now to help children learn. I hope my children enjoy learning and find these kind of websites useful too. #KCACOLS

  43. Amie

    October 23, 2016 at 7:53 pm

    My plan at the moment (she’s only 18 months old!!) is to get plenty of learning books from a young age and hopefully help her get a bit further ahead so it’s not as much of a struggle at the time of tests! That’s the plan anyway haha. We’ll see how well that goes with the stroppy ‘I know everything’ attitude! #KCACOLS

  44. Lianne harris

    October 23, 2016 at 7:27 pm

    I knew school had changed a lot since I went but wow, outside of school classes in primary school? It’s getting ridiculous now as it’s so hard so young nowadays. That website looks pretty good though
    #kcakols

  45. Becca Farrelly

    October 23, 2016 at 6:34 pm

    This looks really useful and something my mum would have definitely done for us when we were that age! Mia is a bit little at the moment but I can absolutely see us using things like this once shes older 🙂

    #KCACOLS

  46. Martyn

    October 23, 2016 at 5:50 pm

    10 years as a teacher, 2 years in management and 3 years with Ofsted, let alone my years home educating and the time working closely with companies and people who create these i can wholeheartedly see the benefit in them. As long as each child is considered individually then fab. I think these sound great and although the boys and i are running a different scheme these quizzes really reinforce the knowledge and improve the confidence of the children. Becuase of the way theyre created you also dont get the strict negative from any mistakes either allowing the freedom to encourage again. Love them!

  47. Tracey

    October 23, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    I didn’t like to give my children extra work for their SATs as I think its a lot of pressure when they’re so young, but this looks like a great way to keep the mind active and keep learning fun so I’m sure it will be helpful 🙂 #kcacols

  48. Soppymum (Sara)

    October 23, 2016 at 4:20 pm

    We are no where near school age yet and who knows what the education system will look like by the time he goes. But I do think that anything can help is a good thing. I hope these quizzes help her and she doesn’t get too stressed by it all. #kcacols

  49. flying solo

    October 23, 2016 at 4:15 pm

    How things have changed since my boys were at school, Im not sure if I think this is a good idea or too much pressure at a young age. Good luck Olivia #KCACOLS

  50. Emma me and b make tea

    October 23, 2016 at 2:54 pm

    my boy hasn’t started school yet so we are a few years off just yet 🙂 im not sure how I feel by all the tests and exams and pressure tbh #KCACOLS

  51. The Tale of Mummyhood

    October 23, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    If this is the type of learning your child benefits from I think it’s a great idea! I wish they had things like this when I was at school.

    #KCACOLS`

  52. Devon Mama

    October 23, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    I wish there’d been something like this when I was at school, it looks like a nice way to get learning in without it seeming too much like learning! #kcacols

  53. Claire

    October 23, 2016 at 12:22 pm

    I need to keep this in mind for when my.boys are at this stage. I’m dreading it though. #kcacols

  54. the frenchie mummy

    October 23, 2016 at 11:40 am

    I think quizzes are a fun way to learn . The press is sometimes so big on our little ones and so early! Good luck with it all, you seem to be well-prepared x #KCACOLS.

  55. Kirsty - winnettes

    October 23, 2016 at 11:10 am

    oh I’m dreading this stage! Time will tell if my two would benefit from quizzes but I know I would have done. These look really good.
    #KCACOLS

  56. PickingUpToys

    October 23, 2016 at 10:09 am

    I like the sound of this!My boy got really worried before his SATS and I helped him as much as I could but I could tell all the staring at paper was driving him mad. This sounds like a great idea x #kcacols

  57. claire

    October 23, 2016 at 10:03 am

    This sounds really useful. We’re not at this stage yet but i will certainly keep it in mind, thanks for sharing! #kcacols

  58. Laura

    October 23, 2016 at 7:12 am

    This site is a brilliant idea! Good idea thinking outside the box slightly too, keeps much more interesting and fun! #KCACOLS

  59. Fiona - Coombe Mill

    October 23, 2016 at 12:37 am

    Quizzes sounds more fun than traditional study. Best of luck to Olivia

  60. jen|Practical by default

    October 23, 2016 at 12:04 am

    I wasn’t aware this site existed. Thank you for sharing! #KCACOLS

  61. chocolateandwineandillbefine

    October 22, 2016 at 11:17 pm

    This looks great! Mine haven’t even started primary school yet but I am still worrying about SATS (I didn’t take any SATS at school, I somehow missed them all) but even for my siblings the pressure wasn’t quite like it was today. Good luck! #KCACOLS

  62. Jules Pondering Parenthood

    October 22, 2016 at 10:45 pm

    The quizzes look fun, but there are plenty of free revision resources out there too. The BBC website has lots of useful pages, including quizzes. As a teacher, I think year 6 children have enough pressure applied at school, so while some revision is useful, it’s best not to get too serious about it. They’re only 11 years old, after all! #KCACOLS

  63. Ali Duke

    October 22, 2016 at 10:36 pm

    I didn’t know about this site when Booey did her year 6 SATS last year, it would have been great for her. Her school sent home practice papers and a few other worksheets which we went through. She did alright in the tests thankfully, but a site like this would have been great to know about.
    #KCACOLS

  64. Pen

    October 22, 2016 at 10:18 pm

    These look great. I think I would learn a lot by doing these quizzes myself. Good luck to Olivia. Pen x #KCACOLS

  65. The Mum Reviews

    October 22, 2016 at 10:18 pm

    I like the idea of anything computer based, online quizzes and the like for learning. I always enjoy this sort of thing when learning something myself and I’m sure my son would too – though it’s a while yet until we face SATs. #kcacols

  66. Bad Dadu

    October 22, 2016 at 10:10 pm

    My four-year-old loves quizzes and computers so this could be right up his alley – he hasn’t even reached Year 1 yet so I don’t want to think about it too much! #KCACOLS

  67. relentlesslypurple

    October 22, 2016 at 10:10 pm

    Oh wow this looks like a brilliant way to help Olivia keep focused and on track with her learning! X #KCACOLS

  68. Laura - dear bear and beany

    October 22, 2016 at 10:08 pm

    My daughter only just started school in September and I have all this to come. I can’t bear to think about her getting to the end of primary school journey. But no doubt like with life until now, the years will whizz by x #KCACOLS

  69. Tea ke

    October 20, 2016 at 10:00 am

    Haha, sounds interesting. Good luck to Olivia’s study 🙂

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