Top Tips To Help Your Child with Their SATs

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.
The most important thing is to make sure your child knows that as long as they try their best that you would be proud of them. At a young age children should not feel too much pressure to impress by getting A*s is the effort that counts!

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