Building up mental maths is an important skill which will benefit pupils both in primary school and secondary. A strong foundation in mental maths will help your child in other aspects of maths too including word problems and reasoning. We know for maths can be tricky sometimes, but as Paul Halmos once said, “The
We all know that when it comes to spelling, sitting your kids down and getting the job done is never easy. However, as your child moves into Year 6, spelling complex words with precision becomes even more important. As Victor Hugo once said, “To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that
Going back to school in 2020 can pose various challenges for children as well as their parents and teachers. Many parents are naturally concerned about returning back to school after an extended period away. For people in Year 6, the SATs may be on your mind. Figuring out ways to work together in order to
Extend Online Learning at Home During School Closures Primary and Secondary schools around the world are closing due to the upsurge in Coronavirus cases. As part of preparations, many parents have been seeking online learning tools for their children staying at home during the school closure period. At SATs Companion, we are supporting parents
Mindfulness and Wellbeing During For Children During Lockdown Mindfulness is the quality or state of being conscious or aware of something and is a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations. Mindfulness is becoming increasingly popular and is an
FREE Half Term Year 6 SATs Activities 2020 Half Term is a great time for your child to unwind and relax after the first half of the busy Spring term. With the upcoming SATs tests in May it is however important to ensure that learning is not forgotten over the holiday period. At SATs
FAQs about SATs The start of Spring Term is usually when most schools start bringing the conversation of the KS2 SATs to the forefront. During this time, many parents have questions with regards to the SATs. From whether they are necessary to who uses the SATs results, we've compiled a useful list of FAQs which
Preparing for the Year 6 SATs can be tough. From algebra to coordinating conjunctions, topics covered in the Year 6 SATs tests can seem daunting. In this blog, we’re going to explain the different ways to make SATs revision and preparation fun for your child. Revising in an unconventional way can be quite impactful and
The Year 6 SATs tests can be difficult to navigate! From what to learn, to how to help your child prepare for the Year 6 SATs, it can be tricky to know where to start. With this in mind, we've compiled some useful information targeting all the key areas your child will be tested
Podcasts For Teachers - Here at SATs Companion, along with our all-in-one online SATs preparation tool, we provide advice, tips and free resources to schools. Podcasts are fast becoming one of the most popular forms of media. They are great for building your knowledge and for learning insightful information in a time saving and convenient
With the festive season upon us, we've created a Christmas inspired Reading and SPaG activity that will provide excellent SATs practice for your class. What is included in this free resource pack? - Detailed reading text -Reading and SPaG Questions -Full answer pack Download your free activity pack by clicking here.
With September well underway, it’s the time of year when the novelty of being back to school sometimes turns to back to school stress. Although the majority of you will have big grins as you can finally get a break, there is still work to do! After the long summer break of no curfews, relentless
If you would like to help your child relish the joys of the festive season, then you will definitely find a gem in our list of books to read this Christmas for Year 6 pupils! We have gathered together timeless tales and modern enigmas to read during the break and unleash the Christmas spirit!