Preparing to leave primary school education and enter secondary school, or high school as it is known in Scotland and America, is a major task. The transition has the potential to be stressful for child and parent alike. Year 6, the final primary year, can be difficult for children who face the dual pressures of SATS exams and trying to get into a secondary school of their choice.
Preparing for SATS can leave little time for children to enjoy their education, and a common complaint at this age is that school is ‘boring’. Unlikely as it may seem, some children (like my son) relish exams, but many others find it stressful. There are a few things you can do to help. [Read more...]