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 memorable as children retrieve information in different forms. This not only makes it less daunting, but helps to create a fun revision feel towards the SATs this May 2020.
1. Design your own revision cards
Get creative and artsy by encouraging your child to create their own revision material. This is a great way to help remember concepts visually especially through drawing and the use of bright colours. Cards, placemats, brainstorms can be quite fun and engaging to make. You could create spelling, punctuation and grammar cards, or even maths terms. Check out our version of SPaG match cards.
2. Turn revision into an activity/game
Relaying topic content to someone else is and effective way to memorise information.Would you child benefit from a study session with friends? Make the session fun by playing charades or having a competition to see who can guess the term. You could try playing ‘Heads up’ but with SPaG terminology.
3. Seek Online Revision Tools
Reverting to online mediums for SATs revision is an emerging trend in preparing for the year 6 KS2 SATs tests. Platforms such as SATs Companion, the all-in-one SATs preparation platform is widely used by schools and parents to support children in their SATs. With fun and engaging questions, to video lessons, tracking tool and rewards features, your child will be confident and fully prepared for taking their tests in May. Suitable on laptops and tablets as well, this is a perfect way to study on the go or during holiday periods too. Try SATs Companion for free for 14 days. Get started via our Parent page.
4. Write a rhyme or rap.
If your child has an interest in music then this SATs revision technique is perfect to try for the 2020 SATs Tests in May. Writing a rhyme or rap relating to a particular subject topic is a great way to remember the topic much more easily. This has to do with mnemonics which assists the human memory to retrieve information. Check out this playlist from Anchor Creative Education.
5. Make some memes.
Memes are popularly liked and exchanged around the world today. Children amongst everyone else find memes entertaining, so why not get them to create their own. This is great to use in revision for dramatising and encoding a particular point in a topic.
6. Use post-it notes
Using colourful post-it notes are a fun way to note down key topic information which can be collated and stuck on your child’s bedroom wall. This way, your child will have a visual of the notes on a daily basis, therefore helping memorise more easily.
We hope these activities make SATs revision more fun for your child and boost their confidence in preparation for the KS2 tests in May. Encourage your child to try out these SATs revision techniques in order to find out which technique your child’s embraces more. This will in-turn help eliminate those “SATs fears” that children have nearing the test time.
Looking for more than just SATs tips?
At SATs Companion, we’re working with thousands of Primary Schools across the UK in supporting teachers, pupils and parents with KS2 SATs preparation. As the tests in May 2020 are approaching quickly, we’re here to support parents and children in Year 6 and will provide your child with the tools needed to achieve successful SATs results.
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