Year 6 SATs test start 8th May. We want our children to perform to their best during their SATs so please encourage them to: Use Mathletics and practice basic number facts i.e multiplication facts, reading the time on a digital and analogue clock.
Read with your children regularly and ask questions about what they are reading. Practice spellings of words that you know your children need to learn. If you are using revision guides at home make sure that this is timetabled for 20 minute blocks of time and make sure they have breaks.
The night before the tests…
Make sure that they are not studying all evening. Make sure that they relax and get a good night sleep during the week of the tests. Make sure your children arrive promptly at school. If your child is feeling anxious, reassure them and explain that these feelings are normal but encourage them to be positive and picture themselves trying their best- that is all anyone is asking of them!
Remind your children about good test techniques:
Read questions carefully. Think about what the question is asking and remember strategies that they have been taught. If they are stuck on a question move on to a question that they can answer. When they have completed the test, carefully check their answers and tackle any questions that they are unsure of. Praise your children for their effort.