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KS2: Year 6 SATs Assessments

All Year 6 children are required to take externally-set assessments in English and maths in May. The children sit the following tests:

Reading comprehension
Spelling
Punctuation and grammar
Maths: arithmetic
2 x Maths: reasoning

There is no mental maths paper this year.

The arithmetic paper will consist of a series of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division questions. There will also be lots of questions on fractions, decimals and percentages. To succeed in this paper, the children will need to be able to quickly recall their times tables to answer the questions quickly and accurately. They will also need to be sure of their written methods and be confident answering questions about fractions.

The reasoning paper will be made up of word problems relating to all areas of maths, including number, fractions, algebra, money, time, shape, statistics (graphs) and measures.

You will receive a copy of your child’s results at the end of the summer term. A copy of your child’s results will also be sent to the Local Authority and to your child’s high school. High schools often use these results to set the children into ability groups and to predict their GCSE results.

Your child’s class teacher will let you know what they need to practise at home at our regular parent meetings. Please speak to your child’s class teacher if you are unsure of what your child needs to learn.

Click here to find out more about the Key Stage 2 SATs tests