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.
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.
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.
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!
*Disclaimer: A collaborative post*