Whichever primary school test your child is preparing for, whether it be the 11 Plus, or SATs, it’s important that they feel confident and prepared. In this blog we will outline our top revision tips for primary school students.
Start Revising Early
There’s no substitute for starting revision and practicing early. The sooner your child starts revising, the more material they’ll be able to cover before the exam. For the 11 Plus and SATs exams, it can be beneficial to start revising as early as 10 months prior to the test.
Create a Revision Timetable
When it comes to revising, having a structured plan and schedule of topics in place can make all the difference. A study timetable will allow your child to follow a set routine which will in turn improve your child’s confidence.
Find a Stimulating Place to Revise
It is vital that your child has a quiet place they can go to revise. Trying to get work done when surrounded by distractions can be very challenging, especially for children of primary school age. Try to find a place at home where your child can revise uninterrupted.
Revise Little and Often
The average attention span of a primary school child is around 40-60 minutes, any longer and they start to get distracted and unmotivated. So regular breaks after a session of study will aid in the quality of revision.
Revising can feel daunting. Your child can sometimes feel overwhelmed at the amount of work they have to do. By breaking each task down into small, manageable tasks and staying positive, your child will learn the material more effectively and feel more confident leading up to the exams.
Use Practice Exam Papers
Exam practice papers are a great way to prepare your child for an exam. At Learn Log, we have practice tests for the 11 Plus exams. Not only do practice papers help familiarise your child with the layout of the exam, but they can be a great way to improve your child’s time management skills.
Visual aids are a great tool for revising, by using buzz words or formulas written down can help your child’s memory of their revision material. You can also test your child with revision notes by asking them to explain them verbally in more detail.
So, there you have it, our top revision tips. If your child has a test coming up this year, try some of these techniques and All The Best!