It’s almost time for the SATs. Last year this time, Jadyn was ear deep in workbooks and practice papers.
I know a lot of people believe that the SATS don’t count for anything but through experience let me tell you that they do. They determine the set that your child will get into when she enters secondary school. Yes, there is always scope to better oneself throughout the year but the initial set is determined by the SATs and of course, any entrance examinations the school may have.
And it’s always good to enter secondary school on a higher set. It does wonders for self-confidence.
I did tell Jadyn last year that the SATs were important and she worked hard. She was rewarded with good results.
She did find these books and practice test papers very helpful.
Letts KS2 Success have the SATs Revision Guides which teach about the different topics and have questions to work out. It is a great way for revising all you have learnt in the years leading unto Year 6.
You can then purchase the SATs practice papers which have 4 complete papers with answers. These are really handy for preparation for the real thing as you can time your child.
The books are targeted to 7 – 11 so you don’t really need to wait until just before the SATs to start with these books. Ideally, I feel it would be better to start working on the books in Year 5.
Check out http://www.letts-revision.co.uk/index.html for more information on these books. There is also an offer on at the moment where you can get 30% off the books until 1st May 2017.
Since I found these books so helpful, I’ve joined with Harper Collins to giveaway a set of SATs books worth £50. All you need to do is enter the giveaway below.
LETTS Books worth £50
Most children grow up reading books by Roald Dahl whether in school or at home. One of the most loved books is probably The BFG which was made into a film earlier this year.
We somehow missed it, but thankfully with the digital age, we are able to catch up with on DVD and digital media.
If you’ve watched it and want to watch it again or add it to your home library, I have some good news for you.
To celebrate the release of The BFG available now on Digital Download, Blu-Ray™ and DVD, we are giving 1 lucky winner the chance to win a bundle of The BFG film merchandise and a copy of the film on DVD.
The package includes
- The BFG gift bag,
- Film posters,
- A giant pencil,
- A The BFG themed notebook,
- A copy of The BFG on DVD,
- The BFG branded T-s a giant
- The BFG plush head band with BFG ears
– the perfect bundle for any lover of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s novel – The BFG!
THE BFG is available now on Digital Download, Blu-Ray™
To win this amazing bundle, enter the giveaway below –
The BFG Goody Bundle
We are huge fans of Disney’s The Lion Guard. We went to the premiere and also had an opportunity to host a Twitter party.
This time I thought it would be a good idea to share some of our goodies with you.
The lovely people at Disney will be providing the prizes and this Roarsome bundle contains –
- Lion Cap
- Activity bag
- Paper Kion mask
- Drawstring bag
There are 5 to giveaway so 5 lucky winners.
Do you have a Lion Guard fan at home? If you do, you must enter the giveaway below.
I also want to draw your attention to the news that all throughout September episodes of The Lion Guard will be headlining ‘Big Adventure Wednesdays’ on Disney Junior.
Catch Emma Bunton in The Lion Guard on Monday October 3rd at 5.00 pm on Disney Junior. The Lion Guard will air daily throughout September, plus don’t miss episodes of other Disney Junior favourites including Doc McStuffins, Sofia the First and Miles from Tomorrow
The Lion Guard bundle of goodies
You may have read our review of Name That! We enjoy playing the game so much and take it everywhere with us. We even took it on holiday as it’s so easy to carry.
I’m thrilled to be able to offer you a chance to play Name That! with your family. All you need to do is enter the giveaway below. Best of luck!
Win a NAME THAT game from Megableu