At PHPS, we strive to ensure that our pupils have a rich and enjoyable learning experience and provide opportunities for them to learn Maths in fun and engaging ways. Maths is a fundamental skills that children will need in their future years to equip them when making important life decisions. Our blog aims to inform you of any useful resources to support pupils with their home learning, information about school events and achievements, a way of communication with School regarding maths and finally, for any whole school material related to maths. Please keep in touch! Mrs Owen (Maths lead)
Preparing for SATs can be daunting, but we have a few ways that can help to make revision (dare we say it)… fun! Below are a few ideas for parents and pupils to help make revision more stimulating over the holidays:
Put your child’s mental maths to the test with some quick-fire questions. You can easily slot these into your everyday routine. Try a few while making breakfast, when out for a walk or in the car.
Get the family involved
Make it a team effort and challenge the family to learn a new thing each day, such a times table. This can help children feel supported.
Test the parents
Testing somebody else can be a really effective revision activity. Asking a child to come up with a list of questions and answers is a great way to test their understanding. Parents can then sit the test and ask their child to talk them through any questions they found hard, building the child’s confidence in the process.
Children need an incentive every now and again, so reward results to keep them motivated. You could reward a good test result with a treat, or even create a quiz and go head-to-head with them for a prize!
And, of course, nothing says fun like the games on MyMaths! Below are a list of our favourites that are also perfect for SATs preparation:
- Beat the clocksis a fantastic way to test mental arithmetic
- Grid runner solois a great game for practising times tables
- Practice fractions, decimals and percentages with Tug of war
- Astro count downoffers great practice with all 4 operations to try and make a target number
- Test understanding of sequences and percentages of amounts in Escape
- The Skysolvergames offer a range of practice from sums to 20 all the way through to calculating with formulae
We hope the revision goes well, and don’t forget to use all of the activities on MyMaths over the Easter break!