Reinforce Learning with Education Quizzes

I think the children are not always happy that I am a teacher (well, used to be). I make sure that even if they don’t have any ‘homework’, they always have work at home.

It is a strong belief that reinforcing at home, what is done in school during the day, makes learning easier in the long run. As fast as children learn, they also tend to forget so repetition is by far the best practice, according to me.

I have a number of workbooks relevant to their age at home and I make them do a page of it a day – Mathematics and English. Workbooks do not get as many groans as normal writing does.

However, I have been noticing that even these have been met with complaints and the children are more prone to learning through apps. While I have nothing against this, I find that the apps do not mirror what is being learnt in school to a ‘T’ so it does not reinforce what has been taught in school.

I was asked to review a site called Education Quizzes and to be honest when I first heard of it, I thought it was just another learning app type of site. However, on actually visiting the site, my feelings changed. The website features education quizzes that actually reflect the school curriculum. I know this because when I went into the KS3 area, the quizzes had questions that were similar to the ones that my eldest gets for homework in Year 7.


Each quiz is made up for 10 questions and though you need to think before answering, there are multiple choice answers to help. What I really love about the quizzes is that as you answer each question it tells you if your answer is correct or wrong and it also gives a reason for why it is so. So much easier the turning to the back of the book or waiting till the end of the entire quiz to get the answers. You know immediately where you’ve gone wrong and it is easier to take note of it and understand where you’ve gone wrong.




I particularly like how the website is laid out. It is clear and age focused so you know exactly how to access what you are looking for.

Another plus is that all the subjects to that particular key stage or age are listed and by all, I mean even D and T, Citizenship and RE.

All the quizzes have been written by teachers.

Best of all, since each quiz consists of only 10 questions the children don’t feel over burdened and are spurred on to do more. At least, that’s what I found with mine. They wanted to take more quizzes and were interested. They also found similarities to what they are learning in school.

I also like the feature of nature blogs which has interesting information on plants, birds and animals. There are also specialist quizzes on flags of the world and art to name a few.


So, what is it going to cost you to access all these great quizzes?

£9.95 a month. This gives you access to all curricula over all age groups and you can cancel any time.

There are even test papers that you can download for a price of £2.99 each – very handy for those 11+ exams.

Now though I said that the subscription costs £9.95 a month (which I believe is good value for money, especially if you have more than one child at home), Education Quizzes has a special offer for schools which brings down the subscription costs to just £2 a child per year depending on the number of children in the school.

I know that I am definitely bring this to the notice of my children’s school as I know it will benefit each and every child. AS a parent, it really is worth visiting the Education Quizzes site and signing up.

A Leavers’ Party to Remember…with Captain Fantastic

You must be knowing that Jadyn is now in Secondary School (if you’re a regular follower of my blog). Obviously the hardest part of leaving primary school was leaving behind all her school friends and they all made their way to different secondary schools. Jadyn all the more because she was going to a different school to all her friends.

The highlight of their final days was the Leavers’ Party and how lucky was I to be able to make this evening even more memorable for her and her class. I was given the amazing opportunity to review Captain Fantastic  – a children’s entertainment company and surrounding areas like Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, and Surrey.


We were given the chance to review a UV Glow Disco Party and it was absolutely the best.

The entertainer provided us with everything we needed.  The entertainer arrived on time and set up all the props in no time. He was a one-man show. There were glitter balls and lights and the best part of it is that there was UV glow paint included which the children enjoyed – as you can see.

Ant – the entertainer, played an up-to-date playlist and the children grooved to the music helped by the DJ’s enthusiasm.

He also conducted some games in which the children took part enthusiastically.

I thought the party was so well organised by Captain Fantastic. From booking to actually arriving at the party and seeing it through, everything went so smoothly. There were absolutely no hiccups and everything was exactly how we thought it would be – and more.

With everything provided by the Captain Fantastic Team – lights, music, DJ/Entertainer, games and props, all you need for the party is the venue, food and guests. The music system and the sound was also really good so that it was like a proper disco.

The party lasted 2 hours which included a 15 minute break but Ant was pretty much kept busy the rest of the time – he played music, conducted games and ensured that the children had the time of their lives.


When I first told Jadyn about the review, she was sceptical and thought it was a little child’s party. She was so pleased that it was tailored to suit her age and that of her friends.

Jadyn and her friends had an amazing time and I was quite a ‘cool’ mum after that. I’m glad I was able to give my daughter and her friends a most enjoyable and memorable Leavers’ Party – thanks to Captain Fantastic.

Captain Fantastic hosts different parties for different age ranges – Toddler parties, Superhero Parties, Princess Parties and Discos for older children. The Discos are suitable for ages 5 – 11 and I think they are perfect for leavers’ parties. It definitely was for ours. There are different packages too so you can tailor to suit your budget.

For more information visit the Captain Fantastic Website or get in touch with them on social media at the following accounts –  Twitter, Instagram, Facebook 

If you are planning a party for your child, get in touch with Captain Fantastic. I promise you won’t be disappointed and you’ll gather enough brownie points with the children to last you a lifetime!

The Jungle Theme comes to McDonalds #forRMHC

You know McDonalds, right? You can’t miss the huge yellow ‘M’ around town. And even if you did, I’m sure your kids will draw your eyes to it. Strange how they can spot it a mile away (or more) even if you are in a foreign country (like Bali!) It’s the place of Happy Meals and burgers and fast food and even healthy salads. (yes, really).

But, do you know about the Ronald McDonald House Charities? Possibly not, because there’s no big yellow ‘M’ to draw your attention to it.


The RMHC is a charity that do a wonderful service to families of children who are in hospital. It’s hard for parents with children in hospital especially when the hospitals are not near home. The Ronald McDonald’s houses are as close as possible to 14 specialist children’s hospitals in the UK. This means that families can be near their child without thinking of the stress of travelling. It relieves emotional and financial strain. The family is but a phone call away with all the bedrooms in the house linked by telephone directly to the children’s ward.

Isn’t this perfect for families of children especially for those who have to spend a lot of time in hospital?


Obviously a charity like this needs volunteers and workers and finance. To raise money, McDonalds will be bringing the Jungle Theme to its restaurants this Saturday 22nd October with four new animal soft toys for customers to purchase for £2.50 each from the Kiosk, front counter and Drive-thru window, with 100% of donations going to the charity.

These are seriously cute as you can see from the pictures so head over to your nearest McDonalds and pick one or two up for the children. They are also ideal stocking fillers if we are thinking of Christmas?


It is amazing work that the charity is doing, helping families in their time of need so why not do your bit and help them too?

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Here’s a video of Jeff Brazier visiting RMHC House