SATs: How to help your child manage exam stress

School Tests

It is just a few more days until SATs week 2019 and Isaac, like thousands of Year 6 students around the UK has been studying hard since the beginning of this school year. SATs are national tests that children take twice during their primary school life. Firstly, at the end of Key Stage 1 in Year 2, and then secondly, at the end of Key Stage 2 in Year 6 and are an indicator of the progress your child has… Continue Reading “SATs: How to help your child manage exam stress”

Testing Times at School!


Yesterday I was reading an article on the BBC website saying that parents are planning a stay at home protest over SATs exams that thousands of children should be taking next week and I have to admit that I was quite surprised. I was a child of the 70’s and have very fond memories of school, but I also have memories lots (and lots) of tests in school and from the age of 6. From spellings, lovingly kept in my Grandpa’s… Continue Reading “Testing Times at School!”

The Importance of Sight Tests for all the Family


Have you noticed that children are getting their eyes tested when they start school now? Called the School Entry Health Check, all children have the key indicators of health assessed at primary school when they are four to five years old.  This check can only be done if a parent consents and consists of three parts: Growth – the height and weight of your child will be measured. If either are found to be very high or low, your child will be referred to your… Continue Reading “The Importance of Sight Tests for all the Family”