Key Stage Two (Year 6) SATs Support
SATs Tests for Year 6 pupils will take place between Monday 14th May and Thursday 17th May 2018
In the summer term of 2018, children in Year 2 and Year 6 will take the new style SATs papers first introduced in 2016. These tests in English and maths will reflect the new national curriculum, and are intended to be more rigorous.
At the end of Year 6, children will sit tests in:
Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling,
Key Stage 2 Reading
The reading test will provisionally be a single paper with questions based on one 800-word text and two passages of 300 words. Your child will have one hour, including reading time, to complete the test.
Ranking/ordering, e.g. ‘Number the events below to show the order in which they happen in the story’
Labelling, e.g. ‘Label the text to show the title of the story’
Find and copy, e.g. ‘Find and copy one word that suggests what the weather is like in the story’
- Short constructed response, e.g. ‘What does the bear eat?’
- Open-ended response, e.g. ‘Look at the sentence that begins Once upon a time. How does the writer increase the tension throughout this paragraph? Explain fully, referring to the text in your answer.’
Key Stage 2 Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Test
- Selected response, e.g. ‘Identify the adjectives in the sentence below’
- Constructed response, e.g. ‘Correct/complete/rewrite the sentence below,’ or, ‘The sentence below has an apostrophe missing. Explain why it needs an apostrophe.’
Key Stage 2 Maths
- Paper 1: arithmetic, 30 minutes (written)
- Papers 2 and 3: mathematical fluency, solving problems and reasoning, 40 minutes per paper
- Less constrained questions, where children will have to explain their approach for solving a problem.
- Constrained questions, e.g. giving the answer to a calculation, drawing a shape or completing a table or chart
- True or false
- Multiple choice
Please click on the picture link to access past SATs papers.
Please Note: The format and content of the SATs test changed in 2016.
Children will sit tests in reading, maths and spelling, punctuation and grammar. But the tests are more demanding than previous years, with more expected of pupils.