How I turned the School Library around!

Posted on October 10, 2017 English, literacy, reading, SATs English,

Just one book opened a gateway that has never since been closed. — Lucy Bakewell, School Librarian of the Year 2009                                                    School libraries are an integral part of creating a […]

How to make the most out of your local library.

Posted on October 9, 2017 English, literacy, parents, reading,

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 info@satscompanion.com.   1. More than just books! Libraries are great for […]

Teaching Active and Passive Sentences

Posted on October 3, 2017 English, Resources, SATs, SPAG, Teaching,

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 info@satscompanion.com.   1. Get Active!   […]

5 best ways to help your child with the KS2 Maths test in May

Posted on September 12, 2017 SATs Maths,

With the KS2 SATs in May, we all need to start helping our children prepare for it. And we’ve found the perfect recipe for success on the Maths exams: a heap of your child’s effort, a tremendous push from you, and a bundle of SATs Companion.   1. Listen to the Problem   Even as […]

6 step guide to 2018 SATs tests.

Posted on September 7, 2017 SATs English, SATs Guide, SATs Maths,

Is my child ready for the 2018 KS2 SATs Test?  What are the main skills she/he should develop to succeed?  What are the formats and topics of the tests?  What can I do to help her/him prepare?   As teachers, these are some of the main questions we hear the most from parents. We completely understand […]

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