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Year 6 SATs. What are they?

What are the Year 6 SATs tests? The Year 6 SATs are to assess your child’s understanding of Maths and English against the National Curriculum learning objectives from Key Stage Two (Year Three to Year Six). 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.  They include a reading paper, a grammar punctuation and spelling paper (often referred to as SPAG) and maths. In this article, I will be discussing the…

Are you a Year 6 teacher?

Are you a Year 6 teacher? The struggle is real As a Year 6 teacher, the pressure is intense. Nobody really understands it unless they've experienced it! The responsibility and accountability of getting 30 pupils with varied abilities and learning styles to reach their progress targets and age related expectations while ensuring breadth of curriculum, mental wellbeing and a love of school is huge. Now with the added complication of a new cohort who have experienced 2 school years affected by the Covid 19 pandemic and the fact that SATS have been cancelled 2 years on the bounce, and you have…