Home Page How to help your child at home Hunnyhill Top Tips Maths Support Grammar Support Year 6 Sats Tip 1: Remember your child’s education is a partnership. Meet with their teachers as they will know your child’s Strengths and weaknesses, and ask them how you can help (parents evening is a great opportunity for this). Tip 2: Support your child with homework tasks and daily reading. Try drawing or acting out and using practical resources to answer difficult concepts. Tip 3: Encourage your child to work to speed. Try timed recall of timetables in the car/journey to school. Set minute challenges for example – ‘can you find the word on the page that means ‘dangerous’ you have 1 minute - go!’ ‘What is 10% of 150? You have 10 seconds - go!’ Tip 4: Make sure your child is aware that getting stuck is not a problem. Move on and give them another challenge and come back to the hard ones at the end and/or go through it together. Tip 5: Encourage your child to believe in themselves, ‘you can do it!’ Tip 6: Remind your child that the tests are important, but that they are not the only way they are to be measured. We don’t want child panicking or worried, we want them to be prepared. Tip 7: Approach a subject from lots of different angles. Software, games, activities, books, flash cards and practical applications all help? Make the revision time at home as fun and interactive as possible. Tip 8: It is easier said than done, BUT do not put your child under too much pressure. Have fun – they will find things easier to remember if they recall the good times they had learning.