Year 6 SATS Information 2018

SATs Tests for Year 6 pupils will take place between Monday 14th May and Thursday 17th May 2018

In the summer term of 2018, children in Year 2 and 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.

At the end of Year 6, children will sit tests in:

  • Reading,

  • Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling,

  • Maths

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.

Information for Parents for KS2 SATs 2018

Please access the information leaflet below or click on the picture link to watch the short video.


SATs Timetable

Please refer to the SATs timetable for May 2018 and ensure your child attends school on these days.

Key Stage Two -  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 Two - Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling

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 Two - 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:

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

SATs Support - Web-based Platforms

In addition to the work we are doing in school to prepare children for the tests, we have bought in to a number of web-based platforms which not only provide personalised questions to children based on their performance but also send feedback to staff to allow us to track progress.  Although the children get some time in school to access the platforms, this is minimal and we recommend that children spend a short time each day accessing the sites alternately.   

Read Theory ( - personalised reading comprehensions)

Times Table Rockstars (

and ( - online spelling, punctuation and grammar tests)

Should you have any further questions regarding the tests or require passwords to access your child's account on any of the websites please don't hesitate to contact either Mrs Strangwood or Mrs Whittle. 

Maths SATs Revision

The following document offers a range of maths past paper questions - just download and click on the subject areas you want.

All questions contain a youtube button next to them, so if you need help, then simply hit the youtube button to zoom off to a mini tutorial, specific to that question on GHammonds channel.

Also included are the One-A-Day Mini Maths Vidamins for Year 5 & Year 6 plus links to Thinking Outside The Box puzzle videos!


Past Papers

Please access the resources by clicking on the picture link.



KS2 English Resources

Please access the resources by clicking on the picture link.


KS2 Maths Resources

Please access the resources by clicking on the picture link.