It goes without saying that a good education is paramount for children. I think it’s really important to be able to further support their learning at home too because they may need a little extra help in certain areas. We are really lucky that we live in an area surrounded by great schools and the ones the boys attend have an outstanding Ofsted rating.
E is currently in Year 2 and loves going to school. He enjoys learning new things and is regularly telling me random facts he has learnt. The school are big on reading and encourage them to read at least 10 minutes at home every day. On top of this, he will have homework a couple of times a month which we usually help him with over the weekend.
We have been taking a look at Education Quizzes this week to see if this would make learning at home a little different and more interesting. I have to confess I’m not the most patient of teachers at home so anything that would help make learning at home more fun would be a real benefit.
About Education Quizzes
Education Quizzes aims to do just that. It’s based on the National Curriculum and aims to support learning at home through a variety of fun quizzes that are written by teachers and tailored to curriculum different Key Stages. Once you have clicked onto the correct stage for your child (E is Key Stage 2), the website is then broken down by subject. For example, Art and Design, English, Geography and Maths.
I think E has followed in my footsteps and needs a little helping hand in the Maths department so we logged on to take a look at what was available. The website is really user-friendly and we found the section we were looking for straight away. I really like the idea of answering quiz questions. It instantly seems like less of a chore when you are on the computer and also lets E get used to using a computer rather than using tablets all the time. There are other online resources that are available that can help you prepare for exams too.
How much does it cost?
A subscription to Education Quizzes costs £9.95. There is also a subscription that is available for schools which can work out to be as little as £2 per student for the whole year. The latter would be a great option for those who don’t necessarily have the spare cash each month for their own subscription.
Education Quizzes have some sample test papers available to use as a practice with an option to buy further papers for £2.99 which I think will be really useful for E as he has SATS coming up towards the end of this school year.
Overall, I believe that Education Quizzes is a really useful resource for parents that will enable their children to learn at home the fun way.