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What are the Year 6 SATs?

Primary school is split into two stages after Reception: Key Stage One and Key Stage Two. At the end of each key stage, children sit a SATs test. This stands for Standard Assessment Test which will cover Maths and English. In this article, I will be discussing the Key Stage Two tests with a specific focus on the mathematical element. The Key Stage Two SATs include a reading paper, a grammar punctuation and spelling paper (often referred to as SPAG) and maths. The purpose of the SATs is to measure academic progress throughout each of the key stages. The Key…

Back to school tips for Year 6

Read on for some tips to help ease the transition for children starting Year 6 this September. ย  Settling back into school after the six week holidays is never an easy adjustment, let alone after potentially having had six months out of the school environment . The Year 6's this year have experienced a particularly unusual time, having missed out on a large chunk of school time and to return at the top of the school and back to a very important year. Anxious, excited, under pressure, uncertain and thatโ€™s just us parents, right? Here are my top tips to…