Your child will love these Christmas books…

With the Christmas season here, we are excited to share our festive collection of top books for Christmas, perfect for children, not only allowing them to explore Christmas but also enhancing their comprehension and reading abilities. Step into the world of characters from various stories and explore Christmas stories. From Christmas tales to heartwarming stories

By |2023-12-27T12:21:05+00:00December 6th, 2023|English, Inspire, Parents, Resource, SPAG, Teaching|0 Comments

Top 10 UK Educators you NEED to follow on Twitter

Top 10 UK Educators you NEED to follow on Twitter Teacher twitter seems to be trending every other week, with important discussions around exams, teacher strikes, and everyday life taking the spotlight. It’s a bustling, welcoming, and friendly community that you should be a part of. If you’re tired of being out of the loop,

By |2023-08-16T14:24:30+00:00July 4th, 2023|Advice & Tips, Teaching|0 Comments

SATs Companion’s Top 8 Children’s Poems to share with your class this World Poetry day!

SATs Companion's Top 8 Children's Poems! From the nonsensical to the romantic, we love poetry because it covers all bases about humanity. It does not always have to be sad or say something romantic, but it tends to help if it does! We understand that poetry is a personal thing and one person’s trash is

By |2023-06-20T12:52:46+00:00March 21st, 2023|English, Inspire, Resource, Teaching|0 Comments

Eight cool words Shakespeare Invented!

Eight cool words Shakespeare Invented! Undoubtedly, you would have started learning about Shakespeare in the last few years of primary school. Hopefully, by Years 5 and 6, you will have heard or seen one of his plays performed on stage. March 20th to March 26th is Shakespeare week; it is a time for schools everywhere

By |2023-08-16T14:08:21+00:00March 21st, 2023|Advice & Tips, English, Resource, Teaching|0 Comments

Five Teaching Resources to use during British Science Week

Five fantastic teaching resources to use on British Science Week 2023 With British Science Week here, there are many things teachers can use to make the day full of adventure for their class. The ten-day celebration of all things scientific is a golden opportunity to demonstrate the importance of the subject to students and make

By |2023-08-16T14:10:22+00:00March 10th, 2023|Advice & Tips, Resource, Teaching|0 Comments

Five Women who changed the Education Landscape!

Five Women who changed the Education Landscape! With International Women’s Day happening this week, it should be a time for students and teachers to reflect carefully on issues of gender inequality that may have had a direct or indirect impact on them. Unfortunately, in many parts of the world, education is still seen as a

By |2023-05-31T13:32:31+00:00March 7th, 2023|Inspire, Resource, Teaching|0 Comments

Podcasts to learn about pupil & teacher wellbeing

Podcasts to learn about pupil & teacher wellbeing Pupil and teacher wellbeing awareness has grown significantly in the last few years, but the conversation is forever moving and shifting. Listening to podcasts is a fantastic way to learn about new wellbeing and mental health concepts, inside and outside of the classroom. To help you mindfully

By |2023-05-31T13:33:43+00:00April 7th, 2022|Teaching|0 Comments

How schools, parents and pupils can support Ukraine

As the crisis in Ukraine continues, the SATs Companion team is here to support schools, teachers, parents, and pupils through these trying times. Whilst we can't provide you with all the answers, we can help. The team is busy providing new wellbeing content, meanwhile, refer to our recommended resources below. Explaining the war An exceptional

By |2022-03-18T12:56:08+00:00March 17th, 2022|Parents, Teaching|0 Comments

Christmas Around the World (Plus a free festive Reading Pack)

Christmas encompasses many different practices, traditions & meanings for people around the world. Having been celebrated all the way back in Ancient Rome, the most wonderful time of the year is still celebrated today by billions of people in hundreds of different countries globally.  Our seasonal Christmas Around the World Christmas Reading Pack, suitable for

By |2023-03-17T11:22:21+00:00December 15th, 2021|English, Inspire, Parents, Resource, SPAG, Teaching|0 Comments

New Teaching Feature: End of unit tests

New Teaching Feature: End of unit tests We know how crucial catch-up and intervention is right now. As requested by teachers, our latest feature for the platform is new KS2 end of topic tests, perfect to boost your school's learning. How will this benefit my class/school? Our ready-made topic tests provide you with instant assessments

By |2023-08-17T13:35:49+00:00November 9th, 2021|Advice & Tips, Teaching|0 Comments

New Unit: KS2 Science

New Unit: KS2 Science Developing curiosity in pupils is important, but nurturing it even more so. We're excited to announce a large and exciting change to the platform, with the launch of our new KS2 Science Unit. What will the new unit include? The new UKS2 Science module is currently comprised of formative practice question

By |2023-08-17T13:38:11+00:00October 1st, 2021|Advice & Tips, Parents, Teaching, Uncategorized|0 Comments

KS2 Sats Test Papers 2019 Teachers Guide

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

By |2020-01-31T12:41:23+00:00August 27th, 2018|English, Maths, Resource, SATs, SPAG, Teaching|0 Comments

Dealing with Maths Anxiety

Dealing with Maths Anxiety I remember the feeling... Palms sweaty, heart racing, stomach fluttering.... Trying not to seem bothered and praying it would be over soon. No - I'm not talking about going on a roller coaster.. I'm talking about how I used to feel during every single Maths lesson. An estimated 2 million children

By |2020-01-31T11:52:17+00:00November 13th, 2017|Maths, Parents, SATs, Teaching|0 Comments

Teaching Active and Passive Sentences

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! Teaching active

By |2020-01-31T10:12:18+00:00October 3rd, 2017|English, SPAG, Teaching|0 Comments