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SATs preparation: mother and daughter
Practical tips for preparing for SATs
Being well prepared for SATs will help your child feel more relaxed and confident, so how can you support them at home?
What are the SNSA in Scotland?
Primary school assessment in Scotland explained
The Scottish National Standardised Assessments are online standardised assessments in literacy and numeracy completed by children in Scotland in P1,...
Teachers' tricks for KS2 maths
Teachers' tricks for KS2 maths
Is your child struggling with KS2 maths? Help them learn effectively and boost their number confidence in Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 with some useful...
Spelling in Year 5 and Year 6
Spelling in Year 5 and Year 6
Spelling is an important part of the Year 6 Grammar, punctuation and spelling test. Support your child's learning at the end of KS2 with Y5 and...
What is a formula?
What is a formula?
Formulae help children to work out answers to mathematical problems. We explain which formulae your child will be taught in primary school, including...
What is BODMAS?
What is BODMAS?
We explain the concept of BODMAS, used to help Year 6 pupils remember what order mathematical calculations should be completed in, and offer examples...
KS1 SATs in 2021
Changes to KS1 SATs in 2021: what parents need to know
New-style KS1 SATs were introduced in 2016 for all Year 2 children in England. Here's what parents need to know about the English and maths...
KS2 SATs in 2020
Changes to KS2 SATs in 2021: what parents need to know
KS2 SATs were overhauled to be in line with the new national curriculum in May 2016. If your child is in Y6 in 2021, read on for the most up-to-date...
Primary grading system from 2014
Primary-school grading system explained for parents
A new grading system to replace national curriculum levels was introduced into English primary schools in 2014. We explain what parents need to know...
What are definite and indefinite articles?
What are definite and indefinite articles?
Definite (the) and indefinite (a, an) articles explained for primary school parents, with examples of how they will be taught in primary-school...

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