Andy and I are really lucky that Jack has a real thirst for knowledge and a willingness to learn. He’s just finished his first full term in reception and having settled brilliantly into school life, we’re both hugely proud of how conscientious he is with his school work.
Every day when he comes home from school, he’s desperate to get cracking on his homework and is as proud as punch when he gets it all correct.
I’m in no way a pushy mother, far from it, but I’m obviously over the moon with his eagerness to learn, and try to encourage it as much as possible. We read a lot together, practice his ‘tricky words’ daily and recently we’ve been doing some of the brilliant quizzes from Education Quizzes which he really enjoys.
The Education Quizzes website is a brilliant resource for children throughout their school years and is dedicated to helping children of all ages be more successful at school. From KS1 all the way up to GCSE, there are quizzes for all ages and abilities covering a variety of subjects and all of the quizzes are written by teachers with a good knowledge of the curriculum.
There’s a huge variety of subjects to choose from but we started with an English quiz on the Alphabet and despite the fact that he’s only just getting to grips with the difference between lower and upper case letters, he did brilliantly and scored 10 out of 10 (with me reading the question to him).
The quizzes are all multiple choice and relatively short (10 questions), which means learning can be done in bitesize chunks and as each answer is marked instantly (and corrected if necessary), children come away with a score and the understanding of where they went wrong.
Over the last few weeks I’ve tried a fair few of the GCSE quizzes myself and it’s rather worrying how much knowledge I seem to have lost since my school days! Despite having an A-level in Biology, I failed miserably in recollecting the ins and outs of Osmosis and Cloning and but surprisingly my Stem Cell knowledge is still tip-top!
I’m really impressed with Education Quizzes and think it could be a really useful learning tool for Jack (and Phoebe eventually) throughout his school years. Not only are the questions relevant to the school curriculum and age appropriate, they are also very clearly explained with supporting text for adults explaining what skills the child will be supporting by completing the quizzes.
A monthly subscription (which can be cancelled at any time) costs just £9.95 per month, which I think is brilliant value for money considering the resources available. Membership gives you one log in for the whole family to use and offers unlimited access to all the content on the site. Multiple children can be logged in at the same time and the website can be accessed on any device which is ideal if you want to keep them entertained away from the home.
Education Quizzes have also released a package for schools. With this Schools’ Subscription package, parents and teachers can work together and students can access the quizzes in lessons and at home with their parents. The more students a school signs up with, the cheaper the subscription and it’s even possible for parents and teachers alike to benefit from this resource from as little as £2 a month per child.
For more information, or to subscribe, head on over to the Education Quizzes Website.
Disclosure: This post is a collaborative post but as always all opinions are my own.