Many schools may be getting all geared up for future tests they have with their students (like the SATs), so we thought we’d share a few revision and test prep tips with you to help you and save you the time digging them out!
1. Put a Revision Timetable Together
If you haven’t already, you could put together a template version of a revision timetable for your students to use with, perhaps, half-an-hour revision slots – don’t forget to include some time for relaxing though too!
EducationCity’s resources are fantastic for adding onto a revision timetable; they’re quick for students to use with Home Access at home and are curriculum-ready.
2. Use Games & Competitions
Students love to be engaged in an interactive way, so introducing gamification into the classroom and revising number facts through a fun PlayLive competition, or even using an English Activity on the IWB altogether, will help to keep your students motivated and revising.
3. Use Team Quizzes
Why not put together a team quiz for groups in your class to do? You could take them through rounds on certain subject areas related to the test such as Measurement or Spelling. As a class, you could all mark other teams’ answers at the end which will be really helpful too, as you can all learn from each other.
4. Revision Cards
For visual learners, this is particularly useful. Many test topics can be learnt in more visual ways, and by using revision cards with different colours and images, this can be a fun way to help your students learn and revise.
5. Use EducationCity’s Tests
Tests on EducationCity appear in Maths and Science, and for England and Scotland, English too. These are fantastic for test prep, getting used to the test format, and the types of questions that will be asked too. What’s more, except for Spelling Tests, you can use the Revision Journals generated from individual students’ tests to make revising even more beneficial.
6. Record Revision Notes
A fun and effective way to revise could be to get your students to read their revision notes they have out loud into a voice recorder. They can then listen back to the recordings during revision time or in the lead up to exams.
7. Stay Positive!
You could help your students with their revision by encouraging them to stay really positive; to help with positivity, perhaps you could let students know about breaking up their revision into manageable chunks – they may learn the material more effectively this way anyway!