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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…

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 Year 5 children who have been out of school for so long during the Covid 19 pandemic, you have really got your work cut out! Too many resources to choose from? The internet has opened up…