SATs stand for Standard Assessment Tasks and most children can expect them in year 6. This can be a stressful time for children and parents anyway; preparing for secondary school, saying goodbye to teachers and just genuinely growing up. However As a parent, there are some things you can do to help your child prepare for their SATs, to reduce the worry and add some fun to their revision.
A Preparatory School Somerset, has compiled a helpful checklist to make sure we are helping our children as best we can!
- Set the alarms a little earlier – some extra time in the morning to make sure they are properly awake before any morning exams could make all the difference!
- Create a study time table well in advance of the exam dates. Sticking to a routine and studying little and often will help your child retain the information they need to know.
- Have something fun to look forward to at the end of SATS season, this should help reduce the anxiousness and make the weeks more pleasant for your child.
- If your child is feeling extra nervous or anxious try teaching them some breathing exercises that they can practice on the day and during the exam if needed.
- Plan extra healthy meals for that week including a hearty breakfast, it is the most important meal of the day after all!
- Make revision more fun – why not introduce some games to the revision schedule?
- Ensure your child gets plenty of sleep the week of the exams
- Check with your child’s teacher to see if there are any particular subjects or modules that your child is struggling with that they could do with extra support in.