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.