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Welcome to the Year 6 SATs Information Page

Attention all Year 6 students and parents/carers!

Are you feeling nervous or curious about the upcoming SATs? Don't worry, we've got you covered!

Introducing our brand new Year 6 SATs Information Page! Over the upcoming months, we will be adding useful information and resources to the SATs Resources tab.

With SATs fast approaching, it's essential to have all the information you need in one convenient place. Our dedicated webpage is designed with you in mind, providing a range of resources, tips, and guidance to help you excel in your exams.

KS2 SATS (Year 6 Pupils) will be administered throughout the week of Monday 13th May to Thursday 16th May 2024. The dates are set by the Standards and Testing Agency and will consist of the following papers:

Monday 13th May 2024 - Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar Paper 1 - 45 mins

Monday 13th May 2024 - Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar Paper 2 - 15 mins

Tuesday 14th May 2024 - English Reading - 60 minutes

Wednesday 15th May 2024 - Maths Paper 1 (Arithmetic) - 30 minutes

Wednesday 15th May 2024 - Maths Paper 2 (Reasoning) - 40 minutes

Thursday 16th May 2024 - Maths Paper 3 (Reasoning) - 40 minutes

The KS2 Reading SATs:

This is one paper, with questions that are based on 3 different passages of text. Pupils will have 1 hour to complete the paper.

The KS2 SPaG SATs:

There is a 20 word aural spelling test which should last around 15 minutes.

There is also a written element which consists of an English grammar and punctuation paper, which will last for 45 minutes.

The KS2 Maths SATs:

There will be 3 mathematics papers.

Paper 1 is an arithmetic paper which will last for 30 minutes.

Papers 2 and 3 are reasoning papers which will last for 40 minutes each.

What can parents/carers do to help their children prepare for SATs?

We are sure that there are many parents worrying about what they can do to help their children. Our most important piece of advice, is to not put them under any pressure with regard to these tests.

For pupils in Year 6, the tests are predominantly used as part of a transition package for Secondary School. However, once again, this information is supported by Teacher Assessments and a range of other contextual information. Often, Secondary Schools will conduct their own baselines when the child starts in Year 7 to inform their groupings. So please remember, that if your child does not get the results you had hoped for, it really isn't the end of the world.

Here are some important tips for helping your child prepare for SATs:

  • Talk about the SATs and tell them not worry about them. The school will also do this, too, but it makes a bigger impact if school and parents do this together. Children perform best when they are relaxed.

  • Reading is a key part of primary education so keep encouraging daily reading whether your child reads on their own or if you read together. Discuss the books, the characters, the storylines and encourage your child to express their own opinions on the book. This is important to their long term development as well as SATs test.

  • Play mental games when you are on the way home whether you are walking or driving. Playing card games, Uno, Monopoly and dominoes all help with Maths. Whereas games like hangman, Boggle or Scrabble will support with literacy.

  • There are lots of revision guides available to buy. You do not have to get one but if your child is reassured by having a book why not choose one together.

  • Try to keep everything else running normally. So whether its sport, music lessons or Scouts and Guides; sticking to your normal routine of out of school activities demonstrates to your child that SATs are not the be and end all of year 6.

  • During the SATs week, whilst keeping to normal timetable, try to avoid late nights, as children will find sitting the tests tiring.

  • Try to make sure your child has some fresh air when they come home from school on test days.

  • Keep it in proportion. They are primary-school tests to gauge the education in the school and do not affect the secondary school your child will go to.

  • Stay positive. Many children enjoy taking the tests as they see it as a challenge and like the importance and the feeling of being special that SATs give year 6.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact your child's class teacher or the school office by email on or by calling 0115 953 4707.

What will you find on our Year 6 SATs Information Page?

  • Useful exam tips from your teachers to help you make the most of your revision time
  • Study guides and recommended revision materials to boost your preparation
  • Strategies to manage stress and maintain a healthy study-life balance
  • Useful websites to help support your revision.

Remember, knowledge is power! The more information you have, the better you can prepare and perform during your SATs. Let's conquer SATs together!

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