As a mum I try my best when it comes to my kids education. I have to be honest though the work Jack does at school is beyond me and he is only in year 3. I dread to think what the future years have in store for us. He comes each week with new homework to complete which isn’t too much above his ability but way above mine. I would love to be able to help him straight away without having to use google quickly to either remind me of terminology (Nouns, Pronouns and adjectives) or even learn new ones such as De:De sentences and Diagraphs!
Last year he sat his Year 2 S.A.T’s and although he did well he could have done better. Education Quizzes is an online platform which encourages our children to learn about all aspects of the curriculum. It uses multiple answer quizzes too encourage and engage children to learn.
I thought I would have a look at the website before I let the boys loose on it. I wanted to know how it all worked, how easy it was to co-ordinate the website and if my children would actually learn something. The educational quizzes for kids are written and compiled by qualified teachers. The website isn’t free but does run on a subscription service of £9.95 which is pretty decent to be honest! Especially on the run up to the summer when it’s exam time and to make it better you can cancel anytime. It is a lot cheaper than Tutors/extra books and resources. Schools are encouraged to sign up too!
On first impression it is certainly colourful and welcoming to any parent and child. It is really easy to choose which section you need. There is also a handy Parents 999 section which aims to help us refresh our memories so to speak to help our kids!
Within each curriculum area (i.e Ks1, Ks2 etc) there is a further list of subjects. Each subject has the quizzes within.
The quizzes all contain on average 10 questions so they are not too long. My boys tend to get a little distracted after a while so to have them at a decent length is great.
I decided to try and answer some Key Stage 1 spelling questions! Something I knew I would get right!
I loved that you were told instantly whether you are right or wrong. There is also some extra information which can either gives you information (so in this case different British dialects) or some handy tips to help you remember the answer to the questions.
What the boys thought
Both Jack and Oliver had a turn at completing the quizzes. We were given access to them for a week and in that time they both had a go. Jack loved working on the computer answering the questions. His school uses something similar just for maths. so he is pretty much already aware of what he needs to do. Oliver however is in Reception so there isn’t a section for Foundation Stage children. Quizzes start from Year 1 but he did manage to have a go. I sat with him and we chose topics he had already covered at school all I had to do was read the questions and he was able to navigate to the answer and move on.
We are all really impressed! I can see both Jack and Oliver getting a lot from the quizzes available and actually enjoying completing the quizzes. It makes learning more fun and less like a bore which let’s face it can only be a good thing!
*In Collaboration with Education Quizzes*