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Preparing For SATs Exams With Revision Fun For Clever Kids And Giveaway

by S1m
prepare for SATs

The dreaded annual SATs tests are finally upon us for Year 6 pupils and I am sending out positive vibes to all taking part! Children will have been preparing for SATs exams for months now, but the end truly is insight, which will be a welcome relief for the pupils sitting the exams… and their parents!

Tips on preparing for SATs exams

  • Remain calm – this goes for both children and parents! Children will pick up on how anxious parents are, so try and remain calm and positive to reduce any unnecessary stress.
  • Sleep well – it goes without saying that a good night’s does wonders for concentration and energy levels, so make sure to get lots of early nights!
  • Eat well – slow release carbs such as porridge for breakfast and bananas as a break treat will keep up energy too.
  • Don’t stressagain!

Revision fun for clever kids

Liv is still in Year 5 and already I am starting to feel the pressure, though there really shouldn’t be any. I am fully aware she is capable, the SATs tests are an indicator of your child’s educational progress against the average expectations of a child that age. They are also used as an indicator of how well schools are perfoming in school league tables… so, erm… no pressure then!

There is only so much teachers can offer though and learning really does begin at home. We have been expanding on Liv’s learning recently (at home and even on holiday!) with the rather marvellous ‘Revision Fun For Clever Kids‘, a stealth revision book from Katie Knapman of Jumping Yak.

revision for for clever kids

Revision isn’t fun; completing endless worksheets isn’t fun… but who said learning can’t be fun?

Revision Fun For Clever Kids is just that… it’s fun! Featuring a challenging collection of Maths, English and General Knowledge tests which are cleverly disguised as fun puzzles and tempting brain teasers. All made engaging with illustrations and colour codes pages – for parents, the answers are at the back of the book!

Aimed at children aged 8 – 11 years and priced at a very reasonable £8.99, this is a great stepping stone revision book to help your child with a gentle push. Helping your child revise for either SATs or the 11+ exam and encouraging them to aim higher, all without them realising.

Revision Funk For Clever Kids workbook

What’s great about the workbook is that your child can dip in and out of the 52 pages of challenges, in any page order they please. The inventive nature of the puzzles and challenges will keep your children hooked, with Liv choosing to pick the book up by her own accord and complete pages. She really is enjoying checking out Revision Fun For Clever Kids in her own time, with no pressure, whilst building on what she has already learned at school and expanding her knowledge base further. So much of SATs preparation is serious, rigid and formal… inject a little fun into learning along the way and watch your child flourish.

I had a fantastic phonecall with Katie the author, who is so lovely and totally understanding of the pressures primary aged children are under. Really, I could have happily spoken to her all day long! I felt so reassured after speaking with her and couldn’t wait to introduce the book to Liv!

You have read my thoughts, but how about checking it out for yourself? Sim’s Life readers have the chance to win a copy in the latest giveaway below – alternatively, you can pick up a copy of the workbook from Amazon, priced at £8.99! Katie is just about to release another Jumping Yak revision book, so expect another review and giveaway soon!

For your chance to win a Revision Fun For Clever Kids workbook, simply enter using the Gleam form below and don’t forget to answer the question by leaving a blog comment!

Revision Fun For Clever Kids

Giveaway ends at midnight on Sunday 26th May 2019.
One winning entry will be drawn at random by Gleam.
The winner will be notified within 48 hours of the giveaway ending and a UK postal address to send to the official agent to arrange delivery of the prize will be required by the winners.
The one winner will receive 1 x Revision Fun For Clever Kids workbook.
Open to entrants in the UK only.
The prize is non-refundable and no cash alternative will be offered.

Revision Fun For Clever Kids

 

 

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88 comments

Sarah Rees May 3, 2019 - 1:14 pm

Revision notes are key, you have to write in bright colours and make rhymes to remember keywords

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Sharon Worsley May 3, 2019 - 2:16 pm

Don’t leave it till the last minute

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laura stewart May 3, 2019 - 3:44 pm

take regulary breaks

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Sj Straw May 3, 2019 - 4:29 pm

Make a plan of what needs revising, break in down into smaller sections, take regular breaks so it sinks in

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Lisa May 3, 2019 - 4:34 pm

Try to make it fun!

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Sarah Cooper May 3, 2019 - 4:44 pm

Take regular breaks

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Margaret GALLAGHER May 3, 2019 - 5:13 pm

Encourage break periods – healthy snacks – lots of reassurance and praise – you can only do your best and I’ll be so proud

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andrea tinkler May 3, 2019 - 5:20 pm

Take breaks and do not pressure your child. they will do their best. I was made to feel a failure by my parents when i failed some of mine so i would never do that to my children

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Kim Neville May 3, 2019 - 6:53 pm

Make a schedule and work out how much time you need for each subject. I found rescue remedy helped my daughter with the nerves

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Sarah Lambert May 3, 2019 - 7:20 pm

Making revision fun and exciting, I’ve found children panic at the thought of tests so playing games that incorporate learning gets round that

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Lorraine Tinsley May 3, 2019 - 8:35 pm

I find little and often is better than loads in one go

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Stephanie Tsang May 3, 2019 - 10:26 pm

Revise in short bursts

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Anthony Harrington May 3, 2019 - 10:43 pm

Don’t leave revision till just before the exams, spend time each week throughout the term going over your work to refresh your memory, anything that you struggle to remember make notes to refer to.

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fiona waterworth May 3, 2019 - 11:07 pm

Dont try to revise everything the night before, take it off and have some fun, it will relax you

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Solange May 3, 2019 - 11:20 pm

Use flow charts and diagrams as visual aids can be really helpful.

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Farhana Chowdhury May 4, 2019 - 12:52 am

Organise study groups with their friends

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mark johnson May 4, 2019 - 2:20 am

Start early so a little daily

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Sean Eccles May 4, 2019 - 10:11 am

Relax, take short breaks and find a quite place away from distractions

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Lyndsey May 4, 2019 - 11:29 am

Arrive in plenty of time, relax and read the questions properly

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Rich Tyler May 4, 2019 - 1:07 pm

Don’t stress, what will be, will be

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hayley berry May 4, 2019 - 2:29 pm

Always advise my students to do it in small bursts with regular breaks. Also revise the things you dont know instead of the stuff you do know. That uses the time ,more wisely

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Lydia Joy May 4, 2019 - 5:02 pm

I always make little cue cards with shortended versions of info on and just keep reading through them

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Mary N May 5, 2019 - 8:25 am

Don’t put your child under too much pressure. Make it fun incorporating games where possible. Start early little and often making it part of their routine.

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Natalie Burgess May 5, 2019 - 8:34 am

A quiet room and lots of colourful stationery for notes

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Karen Barrett May 5, 2019 - 3:11 pm

We record key facts, auditory learning is as important as visual

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chickenruby May 5, 2019 - 4:16 pm

some good tips and resources here #pocolo

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Claire woods May 5, 2019 - 7:35 pm

Do short periods of revision with a break. Don’t panic.

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Rachel Craig May 6, 2019 - 1:55 am

Study for reasonable period of time, with breaks for meals, snacks, toilet breaks, treat of watching one tv programme, short walk, etc. As remember studying is part of life. Rest, exercise, treat, nourishment, etc also need to be part of liffe, and prioritised.

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Nadine Holland May 6, 2019 - 6:12 am

Start early, just a little bit each day, rather than trying to cramp in everything just before the exams.

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Karen R May 6, 2019 - 7:55 am

Start revising early and give yourself plenty of time away from the books to allow the knowledge and understanding to sink in xx

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Claire Carter May 6, 2019 - 9:36 am

Take time to revise but also take time to have fun and relax

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sophie spiby May 6, 2019 - 6:22 pm

Make a revision plan with breaks.

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Dominique Ralf May 6, 2019 - 7:25 pm

Get plenty of sleep to absorb the revision you have done so far.

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Laura Pritchard May 6, 2019 - 8:49 pm

Break it into bite sized chunks & write a revision timetable!

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Ruth Harwood May 7, 2019 - 9:19 am

Write everything you want to learn over and over again, whittling it down slowly to key words that will remind you of the answers – avoid panic once you get into the exam room, though obvs let panic drive you in there lol!!

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Tracy Newton May 7, 2019 - 7:48 pm

Don’t put your child under pressure. Help them write a revision timetable

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Dale Dow May 9, 2019 - 12:23 pm

from the moment you start studying, take notes! Its easier to study with them than without

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Michelle Ferguson May 9, 2019 - 1:13 pm

Make sure you still take time for yourself to do things you enjoy and try not to get too stressed

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Danika Lloyd May 10, 2019 - 3:21 am

Start early so the whole thing is more relaxed

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Sally Collingwood May 10, 2019 - 6:34 am

Make it fun and stay calm

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Sarah | Mummykind May 10, 2019 - 8:55 am

Great giveaway! Children get so worked up about SATs – our stepdaughter’s school didn’t tell them they were doing SATs until after they’d finished them all! #pocolo

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S1m May 10, 2019 - 10:04 am

Thank you – it really is such a fantastic revision book, children don’t even realise they are revising it’s that much fun! There is so much pressure on them these days, I like the way your school acted xx

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Lynn Neal May 10, 2019 - 3:55 pm

20 minutes at a time revising and then something fun !

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Natasha Cross May 11, 2019 - 3:38 pm

make a revision schedule

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janine atkin May 11, 2019 - 5:38 pm

revise little and often

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Lisa Wilkinson May 12, 2019 - 9:53 pm

Keep hydrated and fed. Start early and don’t cram at the end

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Tammy Tudor May 12, 2019 - 11:28 pm

Allocate time for breaks and fun! and stick to a schedule

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Susan B May 13, 2019 - 1:01 pm

Digestible chunks of information and repetition plus lots of calming and confidence-building words from family.

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Amy Bondoc May 15, 2019 - 2:04 pm

sticking to a schedule, having snacks and regular breaks

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Natalie Crossan May 15, 2019 - 10:08 pm

Make a schedule and also take regular breaks because if you try to do to much, you’ll end up achieving less in the long run

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Cara Towers May 16, 2019 - 12:07 pm

Get plenty of sleep- you’ll be able to think more clearly

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Kerri-Marie Davidson May 17, 2019 - 10:44 am

Dont panic, revise in small chunks and dont try to do to much at once, sit somewhere quiet with little distractions, take plenty break!

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Chris Andrews May 17, 2019 - 2:35 pm

a little and often works better than a mammoth session

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min May 18, 2019 - 3:39 pm

little and often – the only way

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Lindsey Smith May 20, 2019 - 2:41 pm

Give yourself time alone before an exam, you don’t want everyone else’s worries or differing views on the subject matter to confuse you.

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Hazel Christopher May 20, 2019 - 5:08 pm

My tip is to do little and often. I worry so much about the pressure on younger children in particular.

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Karen, the next best thing to mummy May 21, 2019 - 1:21 pm

Personally, I don’t agree with SATS, I think that they put too much pressure on young children #triamphanttales@_karendennis

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Sebastian Hinds May 21, 2019 - 11:28 pm

Start with a clean desk

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kris mc May 22, 2019 - 10:27 am

take lots of breaks

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Sophie Breeze May 22, 2019 - 7:54 pm

Start revision early, plan some fun activities to give yourself a break from study every now and then, go through the assessment criteria so you know what they will be assessing you on

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Lee Clark May 23, 2019 - 8:15 pm

little and often – don’t cram!

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Sharon Burroughs May 23, 2019 - 10:02 pm

Revise little and often.

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Sheri Darby May 23, 2019 - 10:45 pm

I believe in last minute revision

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greig spencer May 24, 2019 - 9:29 am

Take regular breaks

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Emma H May 24, 2019 - 8:07 pm

Revise in small chunks of time, take regular breaks, eat good nutritious food, drink plenty of water and get lots of quality sleep.

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Lydia Graham May 24, 2019 - 11:03 pm

Don’t push the child too much, it’s counter productive

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Gemma Clark May 24, 2019 - 11:23 pm

Making revision fun and exciting so that they are more at ease

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Christopher Read May 25, 2019 - 12:06 am

Try to make revision ongoing rather than just doing it before a test, as this makes it easier

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Amie May 25, 2019 - 3:48 am

Try not to stress & if you are, then take a break

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Laura Turner May 25, 2019 - 9:15 am

A strict bed-time regime and healthy eating. It’s important to look after the body when putting so much stress on the mind.

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Carol Boffey May 25, 2019 - 9:22 am

dont stress over it

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Kate Sutton May 25, 2019 - 12:49 pm

Get plenty of sleep

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Angela Kelly May 25, 2019 - 2:48 pm

As a TA with 14 years experience, my advice is to do your best – that’s all you can do. It’s not the end of the world if you don’t get the level the government picked out of a hat as the level everyone ‘should get.’

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Rebecca Whatmore May 25, 2019 - 3:04 pm

Revise throughout the year – not all at the last minute!

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Laura Corrall May 25, 2019 - 3:27 pm

Start early doing revision little and often. Build it into a routine of doing a little chunk every day.

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Troy Easton May 25, 2019 - 7:36 pm

Buy lots book to read it helps.

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Elizabeth Yeates May 26, 2019 - 7:48 am

Make a revision timetable and stick to it

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Allan Fullarton May 26, 2019 - 8:41 am

Take regular break to not stress.

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Maureen M May 26, 2019 - 10:59 am

Learning at this age should be fun – STOP when the child shows any sign of stress!!

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sarah parker May 26, 2019 - 12:01 pm

little and often

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LORNA WILS May 26, 2019 - 3:32 pm

Don’t put pressure on your kids and encourage regular breaks!!

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Sara McClellan May 26, 2019 - 6:16 pm

A good sleep, pin up information around the house to help you remember.

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Tracy B May 26, 2019 - 7:33 pm

Work out a revision timetable with plenty of breaks and make it fun

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Adrian Bold May 26, 2019 - 7:46 pm

Lots of breaks and sleep!

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Donna Tomlin May 26, 2019 - 7:53 pm

do a practice timetable

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melody cross May 26, 2019 - 7:58 pm

Get into a routine of revising early so there’s no last minute panic!

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Tammy Neal May 26, 2019 - 9:10 pm

Revise regularly x

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Lucy Robinson May 26, 2019 - 9:22 pm

Have a plan. Break it down. Use post it notes and highlighters.

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