Archive for SATs

Creative Writing: Why is it so important?

| July 20, 2019 | 0 Comments
smithbrook tuition creative writing

We have had more and more requests to include creative writing into our regular tuition sessions. So we have designed a stand-alone course that your child can do during the summer holidays. But just why is creative writing so important?

The Art Of Transitioning: Moving from primary school to secondary school

| May 21, 2019 | 0 Comments
The Art Of Transitioning: Moving from primary school to secondary school

Moving from primary school to secondary school can seem like a big step. Of course if your child is moving on with friends then it becomes a little less daunting. ——————————————————————————————————————– Helping you child to settle into their new school Most secondary schools will offer a range of initiatives designed to help your child to […]

SATs: Smithbrook Tuition’s Quickfire Questions

| February 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

                What are SATs? SATs stands for Standard Assessment Tests They are assessments that monitor your child’s educational progress at the end of years 2 and 6 They usually take place in May   When should you/your child start preparing for SATs? At Smithbrook Tuition we offer support […]

How to Get Your Child To Read

| January 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

            It is hugely beneficial for children to get in the habit of reading but sometimes its easier said than done. So just how do you actually get them to do this, especially if they are resistant or have leaning difficulties? We have put together our top ideas on how […]

Smithbrook Tuition’s Top Test Tips

| June 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

          Like clockwork, the exam season is upon us again and there is advise everywhere on all aspects of exams from how to revise properly right to how much time you spend on each part of your test. It can get a little overwhelming so we have put together three top tips […]

How To Deal With Exam Stress?

| May 10, 2017 | 0 Comments
How to cope with exam stress?

                Stress and nerves can be a good thing for a short period of time. They let us know that we have something important coming up, they tell us that an upcoming event or challenge means a lot to us; so do not ignore these feelings. Stress can help […]

Supercharge Your Learning: Different learning styles

| March 15, 2017 | 0 Comments
Ways to learn with different learning styles

Everyone is different. Like a snowflake falling from the sky, every human is individual in their creation. Whether that is because of your genes that give you hair colour or environment that could develop character there is an infinite complex code that makes up each and every one of us. Some are sportsmen and women, […]

Marking The SATs: Why are there scaled scores?

| February 8, 2017 | 0 Comments
What are SATs scaled scores

        What are SATs scaled scores? The new style of SATs, that came into effect during the 2016 school year, also delivered a new results system. The previous grading of level 4, 5, 6 etc has been replaced with raw and scaled scores. The two results should offer a more accurate score […]

SATs Past Papers

| February 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
SATs Past Papers 2016

        We have collated the new format SATs past papers from 2016 to help ensure your child can be prepared for what they are likely to come across in both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 SATs. Here at Smithbrook Tuition the children are taught the key skills to help them […]

Key Stage 2: What’s In The SATs

| January 25, 2017 | 0 Comments
Key Stage 2 What's in the SAT's

Last year changes to the were made to the Sats for all year 6 students. These new tests came into effect for the summer 2016 and will continue onwards, in both maths and English papers. The new style of SATs tests have been revamped for Key Stages 1 and 2 in order to echo the […]