Next up in our series of essential Back To School book buys is the KS2 Maths revision text from Collins.
Anyone with a child entering Yr6 this year will know the SATS are looming large – love them or loathe them (does anyone in the country actually love the SATS? I think not…), they’re headed to a classroom near you.
And I found through bitter experience that the best way to make them as painless as possible is to simply feel prepared – 10 & 11 yr olds are no different than the rest of us. When they feel confident, they don’t stress.
And we all want a stress-free year for them, don’t we?
I found a brilliant thing to do was have regular sessions with a revision book – which also sets a great habit for later in school life and they’re facing more important exams, too.
And this revision book from Collins is simply a brilliant one t have on the home bookshelf as soon as they start KS2. Because it covers everything from age 7, if there’s homework you’re not sure of, or an area that your child isn’t confident in, then dipping into the revision book can often help. Matched to the new National Curriculum, it has clear and accessible explanations of every topic, with lots of practice opportunities throughout (new research shows repeated practice is more effective than repeated study).
There are five spaced practice opportunities for every topic:
1. Quick tests to check understanding
2. Practice questions organised into three levels of increasing difficulty
3. Review questions later in the book
4. Mixed practice questions at the end of the book
5. Free downloadable flash cards for use in the classroom and at home
Buy the Collins KS2 SATs Revision and Practice – New 2014 Curriculum – KS2 Maths Revision Guide direct from the Collins site. It’s less than £6, and you’ll never regret having it there for when you need it.