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KS2 SATS Update

KS2 SATS Update The KS2 SATs underwent a major reform a couple of years ago and the papers are significantly different. There are now three separate Maths papers. Paper 1 is an arithmetic paper where children have to answer fixed calculation questions. This is testing their mental maths skills as well as their written calculating […]

Year 6 SATs Fractions

Year 6 SATs Fractions Our SAT Practice Booster resources are among the very best to be found anywhere. We have studied the types of question that have come up over the past four years and there are certain questions which recur again and again. To help children become confident and successful we have provided many […]

KS2 Arithmetic Paper Practice

KS2 Arithmetic Paper Practice We have spent a considerable amount of time analysing past Arithmetic Papers and it is apparent that certain types of questions keep re-appearing. The questions found on our practice worksheets are all relevant and in the style of the Arithmetic Paper itself. They give children the opportunity to consolidate and raise […]

Place Value grids

Year 5 and Year 6 Place Value grids Place value grids are great for helping children understand the value of digits and writing larger numbers correctly. Our latest set of pages require looking at 5-digit numbers displayed on a place value grid and writing the amounts shown in words and figures. Once this has been […]

Year 6 SAT Booster pages

Year 6 SAT Booster pages Since the SATs were changed a couple of years ago we have been steadily increasing our booster support materials based on the types of questions found in each year’s papers. Our most recent publication is on a very popular subject: reading tables which include negative numbers. Key to this is […]

KS2 Maths SATs Booster: Reasoning: Number and Counting

KS2 Maths SATs Booster: Reasoning: Number and Counting The SAT writers love large numbers and the numbers seem to be getting bigger every year. A recent favourite has been to ask questions around the million mark. A typical example might be: ‘Write the number that is ten thousand more than one million.’ Perhaps not as […]

KS2 SATs: Writing Large Numbers

KS2 SATs: Writing Large Numbers Writing large numbers in words and figures is a popular topic for the KS2 Maths Reasoning papers. Some questions will cover the Year 5 Programme of Study, using numbers in the hundreds of thousands, such as writing 120, 345 in words. Others are in the Year 6 Programme, using numbers […]

Multiplication pyramid (Year 6)

Multiplication pyramid (Year 6) Something new this week for Year 6: number pyramids. The number in each box is the product of the two numbers below it. Some of the numbers are missing. This involves division as much as multiplication and is a fun way to practise these two skills. It is important that children […]

Ratio in Year 6

Ratio in Year 6 Written problems involving ratio are a popular topic for the KS2 SATs so it is important that children get plenty of opportunities to become familiar with the type of question set. Key points to remember are that ratio compares part to part and like fractions they can be reduced to their […]

KS2 SATs Algebra

KS2 SATs Algebra It is getting very close to this year’s KS2 SATs for Year 6 children but a little last-minute work can make quite a difference to overall marks. Why not take a quick look at our latest algebra pages, very similar to those found on previous papers and certainly some of the harder […]