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Week commencing Monday 8th May 2017

On Monday 8th May 2017, children in  Year 6 will take the new style SATs papers first introduced in 2016. These tests in English and maths will reflect the new national curriculum, and are intended to be more rigorous. There will also be a completely new marking scheme to replace the existing national curriculum levels.

Year 6, children will sit tests in:

    • Reading 
    • Maths 
    • Spelling, punctuation and grammar

These tests will be both set and marked externally, and the results will be used to measure your child's progress and the school's performance. Your child’s marks will be used in conjunction with teacher assessment to give a broader picture of their attainment.

Key Stage 2 Reading

The reading test will provisionally be a single paper with questions based on one 800-word text and two passages of 300 words. Your child will have one hour, including reading time, to complete the test.

There will be a selection of question types, including:

    • Ranking/ordering, e.g. ‘Number the events below to show the order in which they happen in the story’ 
    • Labelling, e.g. ‘Label the text to show the title of the story’ 
    • Find and copy, e.g. ‘Find and copy one word that suggests what the weather is like in the story’ 
    • Short constructed response, e.g. ‘What does the bear eat?’ 
    • Open-ended response, e.g. ‘Look at the sentence that begins Once upon a time. How does the writer increase the tension throughout this paragraph? Explain fully, referring to the text in your answer.’ 

Key Stage 2 grammar, punctuation and spelling test

The grammar, punctuation and spelling test will consist of two parts: a grammar and punctuation paper requiring short answers, lasting 45 minutes, and an aural spelling test of 20 words, lasting around 15 minutes.

The grammar and punctuation test will include two sub-types of questions:

    • Selected response, e.g. ‘Identify the adjectives in the sentence below’ 
    • Constructed response, e.g. ‘Correct/complete/rewrite the sentence below,’ or, ‘The sentence below has an apostrophe missing. Explain why it needs an apostrophe.’ 

Key Stage 2 maths

Children will sit three papers in maths:

    • Paper 1: arithmetic, 30 minutes (written)
    • Papers 2 and 3: mathematical fluency, solving problems and reasoning, 40 minutes per paper 

Paper 1 will consist of fixed response questions, where children have to give the correct answer to calculations, including long multiplication and division. Papers 2 and 3 will involve a number of question types, including:

    • Multiple choice 
    • True or false 
    • Constrained questions, e.g. giving the answer to a calculation, drawing a shape or completing a table or chart 
    • Less constrained questions, where children will have to explain their approach for solving a problem.


Home Learning and Sample SATS 2017


Children in Year 6 now take national tests in reading and numeracy each summer. It is really important that your child is in school to take the tests.


Click below to find out more about the National Tests:

Example National Tests : Numerical Reasoning

ExampleNational Tests : Numerical Procedural Tests

Example National Tests : Reading Tests

Sample National Tests: Additional Reasoning Resources


More sample materials found:

Check this Link out it has everything you will need on your SATS Prep (including answers for parents!)





Spelling is important! Your child has a list of spellings to learn. Please practise these in their spellings book, using Look, Cover, Write, Check.

Spelling is important! Your child has a list of spellings to learn.  Please practise these in their spellings book, using Look, Cover, Write, Check. 1