Year 6 SATs


End of Key Stage Two Assessments for 2018

At the end of KS2, pupils will sit externally set and marked tests in Mathematics, Reading, and Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling (GPS).

Pupils will take the following tests 14-18 May:

For Maths

1. an arithmetic paper

2. two mathematical reasoning and problem solving papers

For Reading

1. a reading paper, which will contain three-four unrelated texts

For Writing

1. a spelling paper

2. a question paper focusing on grammar and punctuation skills.







Grammar, punctuation and spelling.



Arithmetic Test:

Reasoning A

Arithmetic Test:

Reasoning B



The Year 6 teachers are experts at preparing pupils for the tests!  Pupils have plenty of opportunities to learn exam technique and to understand what is expected of them.  They receive lots of encouragement to 'have a go!' and to work under time pressure.  


All research shows that pupils whose parents and carers show an interest in their learning make the most progress.

Reading: Read to your child, read together, ask them to read aloud to you. Focus on the punctuation and using expression. Read and answer questions on Bug Club together to help understand, talk about and analyse a text. Look up the meaning of new words to broaden vocabulary.   Try drawing or acting out answers for difficult concepts - have fun!

Grammar, punctuation and spelling: Help your child learn the spellings that are sent home—both the Galaxy of spelling and the spelling rules. Use the activities in the yellow spelling books and the white CGP spelling books for variety. Watch the videos and play the games on StudyZoneTV.

Maths: Revise all multiplication tables and related facts including division and place value. For example if 2 x 7 = 14 then 14 ÷ 0.2 = 70. Keep using the cGP Maths books for extra practice.


  • Encourage your child to work at speed. Try timed recall of timetables in the car/journey to school. Set challenges, for example, ‘Can you find the word on the page that means ‘dangerous’? You have 1 minute - go!’ or ‘What is 12% of 150? You have 10 seconds - go!’
  • Make sure your child is aware that getting stuck or making a mistake is not a problem. Move on and give them another challenge and come back to the harder ones at the end and go through them together.
  • Encourage your child to believe in themselves, ‘You can do it!’ Put the focus on, and celebrate, their effort.
  • Remind your child that the tests are important, but they are not the only way that their learning will be assessed: teacher assessment is just as (if not more) important. It is easier said than done, BUT do not put your child under too much pressure. Make revision fun—they will find things easier to remember if they recall the good times they had while they were learning.
  • AND remember that eating well, sleeping well and taking exercise are all essential in order to be a great learner!



  • Make sure you get enough sleep;
  • Make sure you eat breakfast;
  • Ask your teacher if you are unsure about anything;
  • Remember, SATs are a way of showing what you know!
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