Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Learning with Education Quizzes (Review)

I know it's the middle of the summer holidays, but that doesn't mean you can't think ahead a little... we've been asked to review the website Education Quizzes and let you know what it's all about, so here goes!

The Education Quizzes website is full of hundreds of educational questions with multiple choice answers. These are all broken down into sections split by topic and by key stage age (with a very helpful explanation if, like me, you keep forgetting the difference between KS1, KS2, KS3 etc). Other subject areas include 11-plus, English as a second language, and Specialist topics - questions on a variety of subjects, such as Flags of the world, Nature and Art.

The main subject headings are then broken down further, so for example within English quizzes are on Adjectives, Alliteration, Comprehension, Nouns, Spelling.... and the list goes on. Hundreds of areas for your children to delve into - mine found that they wanted to check out those that they felt confident in first, and then try some of the others. There's no time limit, or necessary order, just lots of quizzes for your child to dip in and out of to help underpin their school learning.

Here's an example question from Key Stage 2, English, Adjectives:

It all works fine on an iPhone too, so could be a good way to compromise when you're out!

The quizzes are written by experienced teachers and are a fun way to help your children learn without realising they are doing so - they pose just enough of a challenge that the children don't get bored or tired of them being difficult. Most children love the idea of a bit of screen time and get very quickly absorbed in a website like this, which offers variety in a very easy-to-use format. It also records previous scores, so I'm sure competitive children will like going back and bettering their score in certain areas.

I particularly like the fact that this website doesn't just focus on the core English and Maths subjects; it covers all aspects of the curriculum, from Geography to music, Science and D and T.

A subscription to Education Quizzes costs £9.95 per month, and I personally like the fact that you can cancel at any time, even after just one month. That way you have chance to try it out and see if your children engage with it - I'm pretty sure they'll enjoy it though! There's also a special rate for schools if they sign up for a lot of children, so may be worth considering chatting with your teachers about this. There are also test papers available to download for an extra cost if your children feel they need that extra practise.

Disclosure: we were paid to review this website but all views and opinions are honest and our own.