Supporting My Children’s Learning at Home with Education Quizzes
With four young children, I have to admit I sometimes struggle to keep track of their progress. Realistically, I rarely have time for one-to-one sessions with each of my children to support their learning and make sure I keep on track with what they are learning at school. I want them all to be successful at school, but not in a pushy kind of way and I recently came across a brilliant way to support their learning at home: Education Quizzes.
Educational Quizzes Written by Teachers
The site is full to the brim with quizzes that are created specifically to be educational. They are in no way dull or boring and as I was discreetly watching over Jumpy’s shoulder when she was giggling, I found them also full of humour and puns that would appeal to children and parents alike!
The fact the quizzes are written by experienced teachers is reassuring. The quizzes cover KS1 to GCSE-level, in a whole range of abilities, from the very basics to more complex knowledge and skills. I found the quizzes fun yet quite advanced in some cases, so children with higher abilities can be stretched and extend their knowledge of a particular topic they are either really good at or interested in.
Snappy Quizzes with Immediate Feedback for Effective Revision
Revision can seem daunting to children and students, so it is important to make it as interactive and fun as possible. The quizzes, with their multiple choice answers, provide the student with the correct answer as soon as they have selected the one they thought was right. If they are correct, it gives them a sense of achievement, and when they are not, they get an helpful tips explaining what the correct answer was, so they can learn from their mistakes. They can then print their answers or take the quiz again, feeling like progress has been made as they see their score out of 10 improve time after time.
Being Able to Help My Children Achieve their Targets in a non ‘Wishy-washy’ Way
My 6-year-old recently had her parent consultation and her targets are as follows (she worded them herself after listening to her teacher): “My reading target is answer questions about what I have read! My maths target is to work on telling the time.” Looking quickly through the KS1 English and KS1 Maths quizzes, there were quite a few I spotted immediately that would fit exactly the little push Beanie needs to achieve her targets. We will be focusing on inference (Detective Work) and telling the time (Time Problems). I love the fact the quiz titles are really clear and specific. It makes it simple for the children or their parents to identify the quiz they need.
With over two weeks of Easter holidays starting today, although I am not in any way, shape or form planning to get my children to sit down and learn a whole new curriculum, I will definitely encourage them to have a couple of quizzes a day, simply to keep their little brains ticking and help them revise the new skills and topics they have been focusing on this term. My little man was on the ball with times tables last year, but since it has not been such a strong focus in Year 4, he has forgotten a lot and he needs to brush up on them.
How much does it cost?
You can subscribe for £9.95 per month with no strings attached, and you will be able to access every single quiz on the site. You can also cancel at any time.
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How About Encouraging Your Child’s School to Sign up?
If like us you are on a tight budget, I can fully understand that you might not be able to spend £9.95 on a monthly subscription to the site, but you can suggest the idea to your children’s schools. Depending on the number of students at a school, it is possible for them to sign-up students for as little as £2.00 per year. The students would then be able to use the quizzes both in school and at home. That would definitely give schools brownie points with parents and inspectors!
Disclosure: This is a collaborative post but all photos (other than screen shots from the site) and opinions are my own.