What do the levels mean in reading?
What dot the levels mean in writing?
What do the levels mean in maths?
A guide to reading at home with your child
Parents' guides to inference
Previous SATS spellings grouped by type & made into word searches
Woodlands School parents' guide to SATS
Maths passports & websites to practice them
Top tips for using the internet for SATs preparation
Education City (your child has their own login)
BBC KS2 Bitesize (for Level 4 work)
BBC KS3 Bitesize (for Level 5 and Level 6 work)
Brinsworth Manor Junior School Links (the best education links in all Rotherham!)
Y6 Revision Bootcamps (email@example.com; the password is roofline)
Talking to your child about internet safety
SaferInternet parents' page
CyberGrammar (for parents)
Topmarks (a selection of SPaG activities)
Save the Comma (punctuation game)
Spellzone (beat-the-clock spelling game)
A selection of sample Year 6 Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar test papers are also available at the bottom of the page.
Suggested home revision schedule:
- Keep any revision or homework sessions short - no longer than half an hour (20 minutes is perfect)
- Work alongside your child when you can (about a quarter of their revision sessions would be great). Working with an adult really helps to focus your child on their learning; by talking to someone else, they engage in more depth with the material; and you get a good idea of what they know
- Use your child's success card and maths passport to find out what it is they need to work on. Children often like to work at home on things they already know - one of your roles could be to direct your child to resources that will develop their weaker areas. Revision guide contents page, Education City search box and the Links page tabs will help you to locate appropriate resources.
- Keep things positive as much as you can. Reward them when they do the right thing and make them feel good about putting the effort into their learning. Look out for opportunities to praise them and let them know how proud you are of the way they're working for themselves.
- Have a mix of English and Maths work. Boys tend to want to work on maths and girls on English. Most children need to do the opposite. And have a mix of working on the computer, using the revision guides and working alongside you. Lots of variety will keep the learning fresh.
- If you're stuck for things to do, speak to your child's teacher or ask for help via the Comments below - other parents might have the same questions.
- Make sure they're not doing too much - they've got to have down-time and have a life. Some children will want to do too much and some won't do much work at all - know where your child stands in this spectrum and make sure they've a good balance between work, rest and play. Buy them a Mars Bar!