As another school year draws to a close, it won’t be long till the next one is beginning!
This year see’s Ethan move over to junior school with Kayleigh. How can it be that I have both my children in junior school already, it seems like yesterday that they were both babies.
Anyway that’s enough nostalgia for one post and isn’t what I wanted to talk about really.
What I did want to discuss is how do you get ready for junior school (or even high school) when there is a big break in between the move?
I have no concerns on Ethan’s abilities in school but with the big break coming up I want to make sure he’s just keeping up to date with things. We do simple things such as maths when working out baking ingredients or even change when paying for things.
His spellings are always tested when he’s writing a note or a shopping list with me, also his head is always in a book in the evenings.
But how do you mix it up and keep kids interested in enjoying to learn?
Education Quizzes have a great selection of quizzes that are broken down into the key curricula, KS1, KS2, 11-Plus, KS3 and GCSE.
Within each of these areas there is a wide range of subjects which all children will learn as part of the current curriculum. Now each of these quizzes were written by teachers, so they are up to date with the latest knowledge of which each age group should be learning. They are also fun, both of my children loved the interactive quizzes with them getting the answer after each question.
They are easy to take part in and the kids loved being able to pick the topic they wanted to do. With Ethan moving into year 3 in September both of them will be working through the KS2 quizzes. I’ve tried them myself and got put to shame by the kids (think I need to go back to school!).
This site is £9.95 a month and can be cancelled at any time, the great thing about it being across so many age groups, it is perfect for families to share between all the children. Making the most out of the monthly subscription!
The alternative to this is that schools can sign up themselves and give their children a log in, with a free trial and it costing as little as £2 per child this is a great way for schools to encourage children to keep on learning at home. It could be a great tool for setting homework to classes as well, with a quiz on the topic they have been working through recently.
If you are looking for a way to help boost your child’s confidence in learning or just want to continue their learning when they are on the summer holidays, this is a great site to do that. With all areas covered they are sure to learn as they take part but also find it lots of fun.
This is a collaborative post but all thoughts and words are my own.