Many parents worry about SATs and it can be a very stressful time for your child. Naturally, children want to do their best so a level of anxiety is common. There are things you can do to prepare your child without adding pressure or worry.
Revision for SATs should not just be on problem areas, although this is vital, but practising topics they enjoy and are good at boosts their confidence.
Even if your child is not doing SATs this year they can benefit from the opportunity to do some revision to consolidate learning. Our WORKSHEET suggestions below offer you some practical things you can do to help. Head over to this page for links to SATs papers from previous years for practice and practical advice.
To control stress it’s a good idea that you and your child understand the relative importance of SATs. You will find some useful tips here for getting through 2018 SATs.
Look at BOOK REVIEWS below for three specially selected books on helping your child through SATs.
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Jack & The Beanstalk with Comprehension
Your child can read through the story of Jack and the Beanstalk and then answer the questions provided at the end of the worksheet. The SATs English reading paper will require your child to read text and then answer questions about what they have just read. Answers are included.
Word Problems for Year 2
This worksheet gives your child ten word problems to work out. One of the SATs maths papers will be a reasoning paper where your child will need to use different skills to work out the solution. Answers are included.
Year 2 Comprehension & Grammar
SATS tests will also feature SPaG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar). This worksheet has a short comprehension passage for your child to read along with 11 questions. There are also grammar questions and an answer sheet.
Comprehension on Androcles
The Key Stage 2 SATs English Reading tests will include a more complex text and questions. This worksheet will give your child an idea of the kind of questions that will be asked and will encourage them to pay attention to the detail in the passage.
Word Problems for Year 6
Maths reasoning will also feature in the Key Stage 2 SATs. The SATs tests that your child takes will have a set time limit for each paper. Try giving your child a time limit for this worksheet to see if they can get it finished before the time is up.
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