have bought subscription packages before to give my children a little extra
help in a particular area they might be finding difficult or in the run up to
an exam so they don’t find it all too daunting. I don’t like the feeling of being unprepared for something and
don’t want them worrying either. There
is nothing worse then sitting before an exam paper and going completely
blank! I still dream about my exams now
and then when I am feeling anxious.
It’s hard in the boys school as the class sizes are quite
big (30 pupils) so they don’t get a huge amount of individual attention. For children to have higher chances of
achieving ideally there needs to be fewer than 20 pupils in a class – but I
understand with school budgets it’s not always feasible. Given the hard facts though I don’t think it
hurts to give your child some additional support at home, especially if you can
make it seem fun and engaging.
have been looking at KS2 as my boys are both in that age range but Education Quizzes tailors for
children up to 17 with the GSCE section.
This is the perfect subscription as it can develop with your child, as
they get older and more advanced so do the quizzes.
costs £9.95 a month and is very comprehensive and easy to navigate. Most reassuring of all these quizzes have
been written by teachers so you know they will develop your child inline with
their school curriculum. Even better if
you can convince your child’s school to sign up its MUCH cheaper per
child! If you’re on a fundraising
committee for the school perhaps suggest it at your next meeting.
the KS2 section I could click
on various subjects, which is useful if I wanted to focus on a particular area
my child might be having problems with.
Before attempting the quiz you can read a bit of helpful information
above it – outlining how you would use capital letters for example:
“All sentences begin with a
capital letter and so do proper nouns. Proper nouns include the names of
people, places and organisations: i.e. Charles Dickens, London and the Ministry
of Justice. Proper nouns are capitalised even when they are in the middle of a
Then to check if it’s all sunk in you can see how well
your child does on the quiz. The quiz
had little pictures which is good to break up the text and make it more
interesting for children in this particular age group. Too much text and they might have switched
The boys are been told they need to do more practice of their times tables so this section of the quizzes is just the thing for them. When a quiz is completed you get a score and that is left on the list so you can see if you can improve next time!
I can help my children still at this level of learning but as they head off to
secondary school I do worry about what I can do to assist them. Education Quizzes means I can still give
them some much needed encouragement even if I don’t quite understand everything