How to make sure you're recovery ready for Term One Even though it's still the summer holidays, getting ready for the new school year is already roaring away. KS2-KS3 transition, baseline testing, getting pupils focused. It's going to be a busy first term back. Getting Year 5 & Year 6 pupils back on track can
How to keep summer catch-up going Every teacher talks about the summer learning dip, but what exactly is the summer learning dip? Very simply, the summer learning dip, otherwise known as the summer slide, is the decline in learning during the summer holidays when children are away from the classroom. Keeping your child engaged & motivated can
Even though World Book Day is going to look a little different (again), this year, that doesn't mean you can't discover the magic of reading at home. Encouraging an interest in books from a young age is beneficial for healthy brain development, growing a love of learning and boots self-confidence & creativity. We've got five
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
The KS2 SATs can be tricky to get to grips with, but whether we loathe them or think they are important, the vast majority of primary pupils do sit the tests. If you are looking for ways to support your child with the KS2 SATs tests, we're here to help. So, what does the KS2
We're always looking for ways to help support with the KS2 SATs. With that in mind, we've been noting down different ways to help you support pupils prepare for the reading test in SATs Ks2 papers taking place in May. We hope that our tips will help you and your class beat
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!
For many primary schools, budgets are increasingly tight. The focus remains on delivering high quality learning, but it can be difficult to make purchasing decisions to support this with the purse strings tightening. So why spend some of that budget on SATs Companion?, SATs Companion not only saves schools money long term, but also
Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar is a key part of the Year 6 SATs. But how can you help your child with SPAG? All it takes is lots of practice and a bundle of SATs Companion! Help your child reach that 100 on their KS2 SATs SPAG test with our 5 top tips. 1. SPAG-tastic Spellers!
Reading at Year 6 - what's the fuss? Most young kids love reading, but when the busy Year 6 starts, it can be challenging to find the time to encourage them to read for fun. It's important to remember, however, that the more kids read on their own time, the higher they tend to score
The Countdown to the 2020 KS2 SATs Has Begun... Tick Tock, Tick Tock...to the KS2 SATs test papers The countdown has begun for the KS2 SATs test papers. You, the Year 6 teacher, need to ensure that all your pupils achieve the expected 100 standard & beyond, to ensure that your schools' league performance goes
It's Libraries Week! To celebrate the wonderful addition libraries make to our communities, here's some tips on making the most out of your local library. If you'd like to add your own ideas to this list, tweet us @Sats_companion or send us an email email@example.com. 1. More than just books! First of all libraries are
We've put together a few tips you can try in your classroom to help your pupils with active and passive sentences. These fantastic ideas have come directly from fellow teachers. If you'd like to add your own ideas to this list, tweet us @Sats_companion or send us an email firstname.lastname@example.org. 1. Get Active! Teaching active