Improve your child's SATS results

All you need to help your child with SATS

This page is an introduction to our pages on SATS (Standard Attainment Tests) and SATS revision. Officially called 'National Curriculum teacher assessments and key stage tests', we have used the terminology familiar to most schools and to parents. Many more pages are available to subscribers to Parents in Touch. Below are illustrated just some examples of the many SATS papers available to our members.  We also show a selection from our SATS revision papers to help improve your child's results. SATS papers from 2003 onwards, including papers for more able and less able, all the KS1 papers which are allowed to be published and more revision papers are available through our Worksheet Finder

National Curriculum Assessments 2016

The new national curriculum was assessed for the first time in May 2016. There were be new tests for key stage 1, as well as key stage 2.
What the tests covered:
The tests covered English reading, English grammar, punctuation and spelling, and mathematics at key stages 1 and 2. There will also be a key stage 2 science sampling test every other year.
Test frameworks
Test frameworks https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-curriculum-assessments-test-frameworks are available for each test. The frameworks are written primarily for test developers, however teachers may also be interested in them. Each test framework sets out:

  • what will and won’t be assessed by the test
  • how each element of the subject will be assessed
  • the proposed structure of the test
  • the standard a child will be expected to achieve in the test

National curriculum tests take up to 3 years to develop. The process includes 2 rounds of expert review of each potential question as well as 2 trials with children. We may make small changes as a result of this work; however, we do not expect the main elements of the frameworks to change.
The test frameworks do not provide information on how you should teach the new national curriculum. You should not use the frameworks to guide teaching and learning.
Sample materials
We have published a small number of sample questions for each key stage and subject. These documents illustrate new question types that will be included in tests from 2016. They also indicate how some of the new curriculum content will be assessed.
How the tests will be administered
Key stage 1
We will provide information online and via emails to headteachers once decisions have been made. Administration and marking guidance will be provided with the live tests.
Key stage 2
The key stage 2 tests will be administered and marked in the same way as the current tests.
Further information
During the 2015 summer term we published:

  • a full set of sample tests and mark schemes for each of the national curriculum tests at key stages 1 and 2
  • guidance on how the results of national curriculum tests will be reported, including an explanation of scaled scores
  • final test frameworks
Standards and Testing Agency documentation on KS1 and KS2 SATS, and the Phonics Screening Check can be found at this link.
 
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KS1 English SPAG sample questions 2016
KS1 English reading sample questions 2016
KS1 maths sample questions 2016
 
KS2 English SPAG sample questions 2016
KS2 English reading sample questions 2016
KS2 maths sample questions 2016
KS2 science sample questions 2016
 
 
English grammar etc 2013 parents' leaflet
English grammar etc 2013 - sample materials
English 2013 levels 3-5 sample paper 1
English 2013 Levels 3-5 SP2 spelling script
English 2013 Levels 3-5 SP2 spelling test
English grammar etc 2013 L3-5 mark schemes
English grammar etc 2013 framework
English 2013 level 6 paper 1 sample
English 2013 level 6 paper 2 sample
English 2013 level 6 spelling task script sample
English 2013 level 6 spelling sample
Grammar etc 2013 level 6 mark scheme
KS2 SATS type punctuation & grammar 1
KS2 SATS type spelling test 1
KS2 SATS type spelling test 2
KS2 SATS type spelling test 3

Key stage 1 SATS

2004 KS1 Maths Teachers guide
2004 KS1 Maths level 3
2004 KS1 Spelling - making soup
2004 KS1 'The Spider Weaver' Level 3
2003 KS 1 SATS English question book
2003 KS1 Maths level 2
2004 KS1 'Africa' booklet
2004 KS1 English Reading Answer paper
KS1 maths SATS 2001 teachers' guide
KS1 maths SATS 2002 teachers' guide
KS1 maths SATS 2001
KS1 maths SATS 2002
KS1 English Diamonds/Swan's gift answer booklet
KS1 maths level 2
KS1 English SATS stones
KS1 SATS English Wild & free


Key stage 2 SATS

 

KS2 English 2010 reading booklet
KS2 English 2010 reading answer booklet
KS2 maths 2010 paper B
KS2 maths 2010 mark schemes

 

 

KS2 English 2009 reading booklet no place like home
KS2 English 2009 reading answer booklet
2009 KS2 science paper B
KS2 maths 2009 test B

 

 

2007 KS2 Mental Maths
2008 KS2 English reading booklet
2004 KS2 Science Test A
2005 KS2 Maths Test B
KS2 maths 2002 test A
KS2 maths 2002 test C (level 6)
KS2 maths 2001 test B
KS2 maths 2001 mark schemes
KS2 maths 2000 paper C part 1 (Level 6)
KS2 maths 2000 paper C part 2 (Level 6)
KS2 maths 2001 test C (Level 6)
 

 

Optional Tests

Year 3 optional SATS 2003 reading booklet
Y3 optional SATS 2003 reading answer book
Year 3 optional SATS 2003 mark scheme
Year 3 optional SATS 2003 story

Understanding Progress

 

Understanding progress in English
Understanding progress in mathematics
2010 Level Threshold tables
Level thresholds 1999-2009

 

 

SATS key stage 1 and 2 affect nearly all children aged 7 years old (KS1) and 11 years old (KS2). Do you understand tboy at deskhe implications, the ways to help and revise and the exact format of the papers? There is very little information available about any of these tests. Many books bought in the shops do not illustrate the exact format although the content may be the same. I have tried to replicate the format of the booklets, the standards required and the subject content for each age group in our papers created especially for Parents in Touch.

SATS at key stage 1  At the age of 7, your child will be required to take tests. These tests are primarily to enable teachers to learn more about the strengths and weaknesses of each individual pupil. Each pupil will have been working at their own rate and some will find maths easier than reading or vice versa. As each child will normally have followed the Literacy  and Numeracy syllabus as laid down by the government they should be ready to take the tests

There is no notion of ‘pass’ or ‘fail’. The aim is to let you know how well your child is progressing in relation to national expectations; to tell the next school or teacher what each child needs to learn next; and to inform each school about how well it is teaching aspects of the National Curriculum. Each class teacher will be aware of the strengths and weaknesses of each child and as they are very young there is no pressure or desire for the child to do anything else but their best. What a child cannot do at seven they will find easier at eight. Education is NOT a race or even an absolute science.

boy
KS1 SATS maths question
Jack worked out the answer to this sum 54+36=90.
Show how he worked it out
boy with sweet KS1 SATS English question What a happy boy! What do you think he is going to do with this large ‘cane’? Is it magic? Will it bring him all the things he might want? Write your ideas about the picture.

 

Practice and Revision Papers We have illustrated below just a few of the wide range available. To see all our papers, search under the required subject and key stage in the Worksheet Finder

Key stage 1 SATS-type question papers: English

Key stage 1 English paper The seashore
Year 2 reading test
KS1 English tasks for the more able
Surprise KS1 SATS type paper

Key stage 1 SATS question papers:maths

Key stage 1 maths SATS revision paper
Maths key stage 1 paper 1 with answers
Revision & guidance for KS1 maths SATS 2
SATS type maths KS1

Key stage 2 SATS

2017 SATS Test dates

Key stage 1
Key stage 1 test period May 2017
Phonics screening check week Week commencing Monday 12 June 2017 
Key stage 2
The key stage 2 tests are timetabled from Monday 8 May to Thursday 11 May 2017. There is no science sampling for the 2016 to 2017 academic year.   
 
Monday 8 May 2017 English reading   
  Tuesday 9 May 2017  English grammar, punctuation and spelling Paper 1: questions  English grammar, punctuation and spelling Paper 2: spelling
Wednesday 10 May 2017   Mathematics Paper 1: arithmetic   Mathematics Paper 2: reasoning
 Thursday 11 May 2017   Mathematics Paper 3: reasoning  

 

KS2 maths question 5.01 + 0.5 =
family

KS2 English question The three teenagers were at the start of an exciting adventure in the snow. Was the abominable snowman real or not? They were about to find out. Write your account of their adventure and describe what they found, who was brave, and how they solved the myth!

KS2 science question
Select 3 things that are alive:

  • a butterfly on a leaf
  • a teapot
  • a pebble
  • an earthworm
  • a flowering plant
  • a toy train

Revision papers to help with key stage 2 SATS.

Maths

       
Key stage 2 Maths
Key stage 2 maths test paper
Maths paper SATS
Revision and guidance for key stage 2 maths

English

Writing task
Spelling test for KS2 tests
KS2 optional English tasks for the more able
KS2 English SATS-type Animals

Science

KS2 SATS science
KS2 SATS type science paper 3
KS2 science SATS-type paper
Science paper for Year 6

Procedures

Level Threshold Tables 2015

 

English reading

English grammar, punctuation
and spelling
Mathematics
Level Mark range Mark range Mark range
N 0 - 10 0 - 22 0 - 15
2 - - 16 - 18
3 11 - 17 23 - 42 19 - 45
4 18 - 32 43 - 53 46 - 78
5 33 - 50 54 - 70 79 - 100
Level Threshold Tables 2014

Level threshold tables for the levels 3-5 tests

 

English reading

English grammar, punctuation and spellingMathematics
Level Mark range Mark range Mark range
N 0 - 11 0 - 24 0 - 14
2 - - 15 - 17
3 12 - 18 25 - 44 18 - 45
4 19 - 31 45 - 54 46 - 78
5 32 - 50 55 - 70 79 - 100

Level threshold tables for the level 6 tests

 

English reading

English grammar, punctuation and spellingMathematics
Level 6 achieved? Mark range Mark range Mark range
No 0 - 23 0 - 31 0 - 31
Yes 24 - 34 32 - 50  32 - 50
 
Level Threshold Tables 2013

Level threshold tables for the levels 3-5 tests

 

English reading

English grammar, punctuation and spellingMathematics
Level Mark range Mark range Mark range
N 0 - 10 0 - 24 0 - 14
2 - - 15 - 17
3 11 - 18 25 - 43 18 - 44
4 19 - 35 44 - 53 45 - 78
5 36 - 50 54 - 70 79 - 100

Level threshold tables for the level 6 tests

 

English reading

English grammar, punctuation and spellingMathematics
Level 6 achieved? Mark range Mark range Mark range
No 0 - 21 0 - 36 0 - 32
Yes 22 - 33 37 - 50  33 - 50
 

Level Threshold Tables 2012

Schools can use these tables to convert test marks into National Curriculum levels. To be awarded an overall level 6 in a subject, a child must achieve both a level 5 in the end of Key Stage 2 test and pass the level 6 test for that subject.

Level threshold tables for the level 3-5 tests

 English: readingEnglish: writingMathematics
Level Mark range Mark range Mark range
N 0–10 0–10 0–14
2 - 15–17
3 11–17 11–22 18–45
4 18–32 23–35 46–78
5 33–50 36–50 79–100

Level threshold tables for the level 6 tests

 English: readingMathematics
Level 6 achieved? Mark range Mark range
No 0–18 0–33
Yes 19–30 34–50

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Optional tests

We have a wide range of optional-type papers. A few are illustrated here, the rest can be found in the Worksheet Finder under Sats type and Revision papers. 

Maths optional-type Year 3
Maths optional-type Year 4
Maths optional-type Year 5
Revision & guidance Year 4 optional maths
Year 3 optional English reading paper
Year 4 optional English In touch with nature
Year 5 optional spelling task Footprints in space
Year 5 optional reading task

KS3 SATS Although pupils no longer formally sit SATS, past papers are excellent for revision and some schools still use the papers. Use the Worksheet Finder to locate them.

KS3 maths question
 
In the number 4.536, what is the value of the figure 3?

KS3 English question

Your school is holding Summer holiday courses. They are compiling a brochure to attract people to attend the courses, The brochure should describe what is on offer, who might be eligible to attend, and the precise timings of the courses. You should include your own ideas, favourites and what people will achieve by joining.
Write an entry for the brochure about an activity you as a teenager would enjoy.

KS3 science question

Muscle cells can contract.
Give one reason why muscles are needed in the intestine.

Progress Tests

Progress tests can be found in the Worksheet Finder under Sats type and Revision papers.

KS3 English 2009 reading paper answer booklet
KS3 English 2009 reading booklet
2008 KS3 science paper 1 tier 5 to 7
KS3 maths 2009 paper 1 mark scheme

Assessment reform

As part of our reforms to the national curriculum, the current system of ‘levels’ used to report
children’s attainment and progress will be removed from September 2014 and will not be replaced.
By removing levels we will allow teachers greater flexibility in the way that they plan and assess
pupils’ learning.
The programmes of study within the new National Curriculum (NC) set out expectations at the end
of each key stage, and all maintained schools will be free to develop a curriculum relevant to their
pupils that teaches this content. The curriculum must include an assessment system which enables
schools to check what pupils have learned and whether they are on track to meet expectations at
the end of the key stage, and to report regularly to parents.
Key changes to national curriculum tests and assessments:
The national curriculum tests and teacher assessment at the end of key stages 1 and 2 will be
reported in levels for the last time in summer 2015, as pupils in Year 2 and Year 6 that year will not
have been taught the new national curriculum.
The first new key stage 1 and key stage 2 tests in English, mathematics and science, based on the
new national curriculum, were sat by pupils for the first time in the summer of 2016. See here for
From the academic year 2015-16, we will move from an absolute measure of progress (i.e. two
levels of progress required between KS1 and KS2) to a relative measure. At the same time, KS2
test outcomes will be reported as a scaled score, where the expected score is 100. Pupil progress
will be determined in relation to the average progress made by pupils with the same baseline (i.e.
the same KS1 average point score). For example, if a pupil had an APS of 19 at KS1, we will
calculate the average scaled score in the KS2 tests for all pupils with an APS of 19 and see whether
the pupil in question achieved a higher or lower scaled score than that average The exact
methodology of how this will be reported is still to be determined.
New performance descriptors were published (in draft) in autumn 2014 which informed statutory
teacher assessment at the end of key stage 1 and 2 in summer 2016. Final versions were
published by September 2015.
For reference, here are the levels before the assessment changes.
  
Level 5
5a
 
5b
 
5c
 
Level 4
4a
 
4b
End of Year 6
4c
End of Year 5 (between sub levels)
Level 3
3a
 
3b
End of Year 4
3c
End of Year 3 (between sub levels)
Level 2
2a
 
2b
End of Year 2
2c
 
Level 1
1a
 
1b
End of Year 1
1c
 

 

 Books and papers to help with SATS revision

2017 KS2 SATs Practice Papers - Pack 1 (English Reading, SPaG & Maths) Including Full Answers & Audio from Exam Ninja

Exam Ninja's SATS practice papers have been designed to really push children so they achieve their full potential. Each pack (this and the one below) includes: 3 full sets of 2017 KS2 Maths Papers - Paper 1 (Arithmetic), Paper 2 (Reasoning) & Paper 3 (Reasoning); 3 full sets of 2017 KS2 English Reading Papers; 3 full sets of 2017 KS2 SPaG Papers (Punctuation/Grammar Task & Spelling Task); complete answers; 16 full colour Exam Booklets - just like the real thing; plus free Audio Downloads. The answers in a separate booklet, presented as a formal marking scheme (just like the real tests) so your child can score "method marks" if they don't answer a question correctly. This is a really good way to help your child progress, to highlight weaker areas,s and it is encouraging for children to see they can gain some marks even if the final answer is correct; parents can use this to help children generate the correct answer. The set of papers and accompanying extras is very comprehensive and offers extremely good value - I highly recommend both sets. Buy Pack 1 from Exam Ninja.

2017 KS2 SATs Practice Papers - Pack 2 (English Reading, SPaG & Maths) Including Full Answers & Audio from Exam Ninja

Give your child the best possible chance in their SATS with these challenging and comprehensive packs from Exam Ninja. I like the fact that all the booklets are separately bound - it can be so daunting for a child to be faced with a great thick volume to plough through. The layout is clear and easy to use - you can see sample pages on the Exam Ninja website. Both sets include online audio for the spelling tests. These are excellent preparation for the real thing, as the instructions are read out and the questions asked in exactly the same way as the real tests - don't let your child be phased when it comes to test day - they will be comfortable with the approach once they have experienced it. Exam Ninja papers have been designed to be very challenging; to really push children to reach their full potential and once they have worked through these papers, they will really face SATS with confidence. They are excellently written, well presented, and offer a step up from the majority of papers available in the level of questions and the challenge they offer. Buy Pack 2 from Exam Ninja.  Exam Ninja also provide Study Cards and customers can request a free card with each order. These concise revision tools are perfect for last minute revision, easy to carry around for quick reference. Free Study Card

KS2 Maths SAT Buster - Number

Once again, CGP's trademark friendly style brings a set of revision guides which will provide excellent practice in the build up to SATS as well as for general reinforcement of learning. It contains SATS-style practice on every number topic - Number and Proportion, Written and Mental Calculations, and Problem Solving with Number. Each of these is further sub-divided into smaller section, giving 14 areas of study in all. Answers to all three of these books are available in a separate Answer Book KS2 Maths SAT Buster - Number, Shape, Measures and Data Answer Book .

KS2 Maths SAT Buster - Shape, Measures and Data

This book is divided into three sections with further sub-divisions so it is easy to find the chosen topic. There are generally six questions for each topic although some more complex topics have more questions. It's good to see that the publishers have considered just how much each topic requires rather than being constrained to a set number of questions regardless of the complexity of the topic. The questions and diagrams are clear and easy to follow. The questions can be tackled in one or two sessions of study, giving children just the right amount of reinforcement without them getting bored.

KS2 Maths SAT Buster - Mental Maths (with online audio tests)

There are hundreds of questions covering everything from doubling to division, angles to algebra, perimeters to percentages and much more. There are 15 different topics with two or more pages of questions. In the centre of the book are four realistic Mental Maths practice tests with free online audio files for each one. Taken together, these three guides will cover all the key areas in a succinct and enjoyable way. Using these books is an excellent way to build your child's confidence and reassure them - and you - that they are on the right track. CGP, with their touches of humour, make learning approachable and fun and always focus closely on the curriculum so parents can be confident they are giving their child the best help possible.

Question Bank - Punctuation, Grammar and Writing Tests (How English Works) by Julie Kourdi

Teachers can use these practice tests to build children's confidence and ability in preparation for the English language tests that form part of KS2 SATS - especially the SPAG test. For those not taking tests, they will consolidate skills;  consolidate knowledge and how grammar and punctuation works and point out areas which need extra work.  It is an ideal resource for teachers - designed to help their students gain practice and become familiar with the different types of questions in formal tests. There are 3 tests - one Level 5 and two Level 6 and these are in test format so a great way to prepare children.

Question Bank - Spelling Tests (How English Works) by Julie Kourdi

These practice tests will build children's confidence and ability in the run up to KS2 SATS. They also provide useful revision for anyone studying English as we all need to spell correctly! It's a comprehensive book - 220 pages in all, with three spelling papers, plus answers and progress checks. The tests are not in SATS format - they are more detailed and offer greater opportunity for learning and consolidation. Also included is a useful selection of word lists for self-assessment.

KS2 English: Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Study Book from CGP Books

As we have come to expect from CGP, this is an approachable colourful and easy-to-read study book. It covers everything KS2 students will need to know about Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling for the English SATS. As well as being an important part of SATS, these are also essential skills for everyday life and skills which are needed in virtually every school subject, so it is vital that children have a good grasp of the concepts. This is facilitated by the examples which demonstrate each point and the recap questions for every topic and exam-style tasks at the end of each section enable parents and teachers to check understanding. The layout and use of colour make the book both attractive and easy to use and there are lots of humorous cartoons to keep the student interested.

KS2 Maths Study Book - Level 6 from CGP Books

Matching the Attainment Targets, this colourful book has been carefully created to support work for the Level 6 test. Each topic is covered, with one page explaining the maths and the opposite page showing worked examples, allowing children to follow through and see how the questions are tackled. At the end of each section are practice questions; the book below is designed to complement these so the two are ideal for use together. Targeted for children taking the Level 6 Extension Test, this would also be good for post-SATS work, for summer holiday catch-up and for the beginning of Year 7. Of course, there's the element of humour we expect from CGP. Each double page has a box at the end which gives a simple but effective tip to help learning.

KS2 Maths Question Book - Level 6 from CGP Books

The perfect accompaniment to the Study Book, this handles topics in the same sequence, making reference back easy. The book starts with two tests - levels 5b and 5a; levels 6c and 6b; it ends with two more 6c and 6b; 6b and 6a. These are valuable for seeing where children are with their work as well as highlighting where extra help is needed. There are then six sections (matching the Study Book) for systematic practice of key topics. The questions are clearly set out using a format similar to the SATS papers to help familiarity. Each topic has learning objectives so children can rate their own progress. The answers are provided, of course!

KS2 Maths SATs Practice Papers - Level 6 from CGP Books

Once children have gained confidence by using the two books described above, move on to the next step with these three full sets of realistic Level 6 Practice Tests for Key Stage Two Maths. As the Level 6 tests have recently been re-introduced, there are not so many sample papers available so these are a valuable resource, being fully up-to-date for the latest tests and ideal to increase confidence before sitting the actual test. A detailed answer book is also included, with a guide to how the marks are assigned to each question.

Grammar,Punctuation and Spelling Test Levels 3-5 (Practice Papers National Tests) by Lesley Fletcher

There is always controversy over whether children should be 'coached' for SATS' but we include revision papers and book reviews so parents have the choice and know what is available if they choose to support their child's learning and enhance confidence by doing practice papers. In view of the 2013 changes and the introduction of the Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling tests, these papers are very useful as there are no past papers to refer to. For that reason, these packs will be much appreciated by teachers as well as parents. The pack includes three complete tests and mark schemes, as well as clear guidance for parents, pupils an teachers about what is expected at Levels 3-5.

English Reading Test Level 6 (Practice Papers National Tests) by Paul Hollin

As the Level 6 test has only recently been reintroduced, there are not many past papers available to use, so tbs will be a welcome addition to resources. It includes three complete tests, together with the mark schemes, in the exact format as the actual tests. The passages are well chosen and the questions sufficiently challenging to give children an excellent feel for the real test, and thereby enhance their confidence. As with the other packs, this includes support and practical guidance for the tests.

Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Test Level 6 (Practice Papers National Tests) by Lesley Fletcher

Give your child confidence for the newly introduced tests by getting them to work through these papers. They can be tackled as complete papers, or just a section at a time - either way, you will be helping your child's preparation. Or, if you want to do a little extra work over the summer holiday, these would be excellent preparation for moving on to secondary school. The papers are as authentic as possible and based closely on the real tests.

Maths Level 6 (Practice Papers National Tests) Paul Hollin

If your child is assessed as being suitable to take the Level 6 papers, this pack will be an excellent resource for practice and preparation, so he knows what is expected to reach this level - mark schemes are included. Again, this is a valuable resource for teachers who will appreciate another set of papers for revision. These are based closely on the actual papers and give clear guidance as to what is expected.
A note of caution though - I have found some mistakes in these papers. On looking at other reviews, I see that others have noticed too. Scholastic are aware of the and the errors will be rectified in the next reprint.

KS2 Maths SAT Buster: Number by Richard Parsons

Another excellent value book from CGP which will help your child cover all aspects of number required for SATS in Year 6 - Number and Proportion, Written and Mental Calculations, and Problem Solving with Number. It is a practice book and there are two pages of questions on each topic - perfect for doing short chunks of revision or for reinforcing understanding of each topic. The comprehensive coverage and range of question types make this an excellent revision aid.

KS2 Maths SAT Buster: Shape, Measures and Data by Richard Parsons

As ever, a clear and easy to use book, which covers every topic under these sometimes puzzling areas of maths. Working through these with your child can be an excellent aid in pinpointing any areas which need extra revision. The questions are clearly laid out and there is plenty of variety to keep the pupil's interest alive. Answers to both these SAT Buster books can be found in a separate Answer Book KS2 Maths SAT Buster - Number, Shape, Measures and Data Answer Book

KS2 English Sat Buster: Grammar by Richard Parsons

This, and the four books below, are clear friendly (as always!) guides from CGP. They are excellent value and a very worthwhile purchase. You can give your child a head start for the new emphasis for 2013 on spelling, punctuation, grammar and vocabulary in KS2 SATS. This book is full of a wide variety of tests - designed to help your child become a Grammagator - someone who can answer even the trickiest grammar questions!            

KS2 English Sat Buster: Spelling by Richard Parsons

Spelling - always a tricky one! But if your child works through the exercises in this book they will be well prepared for tricky spelling words - not just for SATS but for all forms of writing. Spelling is an essential skill which, once learnt, stays with you for life. Each page focuses on a particular issue, for example able/ible, ery/ary/ory and ei/ie words. It's easy to use, clearly set out and each page has just the right amount of work for one revision session.

 

KS2 English Sat Buster: Reading by Richard Parsons

This practical book covers the seven reading Assessment focuses for Year 6 SATS. Once your child has worked through these in this book, s/he will find it much easier to pick up these key points when reading other texts. There is a fold-out text for each of four types of passage, and it's easy to refer back to the text whilst reading the questions. One of those oh-so-simple ideas that makes a huge difference! This book really does make children think about the types of questions they will be asked and is an excellent way to prepare and build up confidence.

KS2 English Sat Buster: Punctuation by Richard Parsons

The importance of punctuation can be overlooked, and it can be a tricky subject for any of us to get right. There is plenty of practice here, with several pages devoted to each type of punctuation, ensuring all areas are covered. The Mixed Practice is excellent for revision and reinforcement. Children can assess their own work with the Punctuation Python. It would be a good idea to buy a copy of KS2 English SAT Buster - Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar Answer Book to go along with the books.
 

KS2 English Sat Buster: Handwriting by Richard Parsons

It's no use getting all the answers right if the examiner can't read what you have written! This, of course, applies to everything we do, not just to SATS papers, so this book has a wide application. We can fall into the error of thinking that children have learnt to write by Year 6 and don't need to improve any further - but there is generally plenty of room for improvement! And that's where this book comes in, as it shows all the letters and how to join them neatly. Each letter has sentences to copy and a paragraph to write out too.
 

 

 

 

 

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