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How to catch up on missed maths during Year 5

Families of Year 5 children deserve a medal If you were a parent of a Year Five child during school closures, I take my hat off to both you and your child. So many children across the country missed out on as much as 6 months of school during lockdown. Whatever your circumstance was at home and however much effort you put in to balancing family and work responsibilities with the needs of home schooling your children, it is inevitable that your child has probably missed out on some maths that they need to know before they transitioned to Year…

How to tutor Year 6 maths SATs

How to tutor Year 6 maths SATs Are you about to tutor Year 6 maths SATs? Maths tuition in Year 6 is in big demand and if you are new to being a tutor for the Year 6 Maths SATs you will need to be prepared. Supplement your income Tutoring is a fantastic way to supplement your income and a great way to witness a real impact on a child’s progress. Private tuition is becoming an increasingly popular choice for families as they recognise the importance of supplementing their children's learning in the class. For tutors, it is a fantastic…

Are you a Year 6 teacher?

Are you a Year 6 teacher? The struggle is real As a Year 6 teacher, the pressure is intense. Nobody really understands it unless they've experienced it! The responsibility and accountability of getting 30 pupils with varied abilities and learning styles to reach their progress targets and age related expectations while ensuring breadth of curriculum, mental wellbeing and a love of school is huge. Now with the added complication of a new cohort who have experienced 2 school years affected by the Covid 19 pandemic and the fact that SATS have been cancelled 2 years on the bounce, and you have…

What is the Year 6 SATs Arithmetic Paper?

What is the Key Stage 2 SATs Maths Arithmetic paper? The Maths SATs tests consist of three separate papers. Paper 1 is an Arithmetic paper whilst Paper 2 & 3 are Reasoning papers.  The arithmetic paper mainly tests skills in calculations, fractions, decimals & percentages.   When is the Key Stage 2 SATs Maths Arithmetic paper? This school year (2020-2021) the arithmetic paper will take place mid May 2021 and will take 30 minutes to complete. How different is the Arithmetic paper to the reasoning papers? The format of the questions are very different in the arithmetic and reasoning papers,…

How do I stop Year 6 SATs revision being a battle?

Maths is the marmite of education But whether you love it or hate it, helping our children with their maths homework is never as easy as we'd like. Homework can be a battle. Perhaps you don't want to confuse your child with the methods you used yourself at school or don't quite have an understanding of the latest methods being used in their school. Maybe you struggle to find the time to support your child if homework is set on inconsistent days. Perhaps your patience is simply being tested and you don’t want the time you spend with your child…