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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…

Five Top Tips to support Year 6 Maths

Do you want to help support your child with their maths this year but you don't know where to start?ย Are you worried about interfering with the methods used at school? I'm going to give you my five top tips for how you can help support your child at home for success in the Year 6 SATs. 1: Master the times tables. This is the building block for so many other skills, especially fractions and harder calculations. It's often the skill that is overlooked as all the times tables are expected to have been learned and secure by the end of…