Saturday, 9 July 2016

Review - Education Quizzes for children

The summer holidays are fast approaching, and I can't wait! The children have both worked really hard this year at school, with Mia coming to the end of her time in Reception and Harry finishing Year 2. I have lots of fun things planned for the holidays, but I am keen to make sure that they don't forget everything they've learned so far over the six weeks. They are also both starting at a new school in September, and I want to make sure that they get off to a good start.

So I was very pleased when I was asked to review Education Quizzes - an easy to use website that aims to help children be successful at school by using enjoyable quizzes to help them learn. Harry is perfectly placed to use the KS1 education quizzes to make sure he can remember everything that he has been taught over the last couple of years.

Children learn a lot during this period, so it was good to see that most quizzes offered a suggestion as to whether the questions are particularly aimed at Year 1 or Year 2 children. They are also great practice for children working towards their SATS tests at the end of Year 2.

The screenshot below shows the topic list on the left that you can select from at KS1 level. Having chosen English, at the bottom you can see the first two of over 100 quizzes in this area that the child can choose from. Each one has an appealing title followed by a description of the quiz, and each quiz has ten illustrated questions.

Review - Education Quizzes

As an example, the quiz below tests the use of apostrophes. When you have completed the quiz, the date and previous score is stored so you can see where you need to spend a little more time. The quizzes are written by teachers, so you can be sure that they are relevant, and they are kept fun, with pictures and little extra facts.

Review - Education Quizzes

I was really impressed with the huge range of quizzes available across a wide range of subjects. It's very easy to navigate, so children can work through several quizzes by themselves, and because they aren't too long children won't get bored. Harry always enjoys homework tasks that involve the computer and he had a lot of fun trying out the quizzes, it didn't feel like work at all. I'll be encouraging him to continue a few at a time over the holidays.

A subscription to Education Quizzes costs £7.50 per month and can be cancelled at any time. A school can also pay for a subscription on behalf of its students and can sign up students for as little as £2 per year, depending on the number of pupils at the school. It's definitely worth asking your school if they'd be interested!

I was compensated for this review.

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