There's a lot in the press at the moment about SATs testing in schools, aimed at pupils in years 2 and 6. I currently have a child in year 2, and have previously had two older children sit year 6 SATs. My older children seemed to take the SATs in their stride, and never made any fuss over them. Whether this is down to the child or the way that the school goes about things, I don't know, but there does seem to be a lot more pressure put onto schools in recent years, to meet the required standards, and then of course the pressure gets put onto the pupils. Anything we, as parents, can do to help our children through these years has to be a good thing.
Education Quizzes is a fun educational site written by teachers, with 1000's of multiple choice quizzes accessible across multiple devices, to support learning of the curriculum from KS1 up to GCSE level.
Both of my boys have had a go at some of the quizzes. First of all 7 year old Jack wanted to try his hand at some Maths and chose a quiz on 'finding quarters', before his 15 year old brother answered some English Literature questions on 'Animal Farm'.
I think Jack will be trying out a few more of the quizzes over the next few days, and I'm more than happy to allow him, as it's a great way to get him to talk about what he's been learning at school, rather than just the usual 'what did you do today', 'I can't remember' conversations that we normally have.
Access to the Education Quizzes website is by monthly subscription of £7.50, but schools are invited to trial the whole site free of charge for one year, and then for as little as £2.00 per pupil per year after that.
This post was written in association with Education Quizzes