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KS2 SAT Practice

KS2 SAT Practice: missing numbers on a multiplication grid A real favourite with the KS2 SAT writers is to show part of a multiplication square (or grid) with missing numbers. If a child has not come across this style of question before it can be rather puzzling, but as with most things, a little practice […]

KS2 Maths SAT Booster: ratio

KS2 Maths SAT Booster: ratio We continue to add to our superb collection of ‘booster’ worksheets to help children gain the best possible results in the KS2 maths tests. A favourite type of question in the last couple of reasoning papers has concerned ratio. One example might be: James was selling vanilla and chocolate ice […]

KS2 Booster: Statistics

KS2 Booster: Statistics The statistics (or data handling) questions on the new SAT papers tend to be more about calculating from tables and charts than interpreting graphs. Our latest sets of pages reflect this with plenty of examples very similar to those found on last year’s Reasoning SAT paper. Well worth a look if you […]

Coordinates in the KS2 Maths SATs

Coordinates in the KS2 Maths SATs Coordinate questions have been a favourite topic for the SAT tests for as long as they have been running. However, they are rarely straightforward, often asking to complete shapes on a grid including positive and negative coordinates. Once drawn a translation is often required. Our latest KS2 Booster pages […]

Algebra in KS2 SATs

Algebra in KS2 SATs There was a very poorly written question in last year’s SAT Paper regarding algebra and cooking times. The time for cooking meat was shown in terms of a number of minutes per kilo plus some extra time, but not in the usual way. This led to some confusion. However, we have […]

Year 6 Place Value

Year 6 Place Value New this week are two sets of worksheets on place value with decimal numbers for older children. The first looks at writing the value of a digit in a number as a decimal, a fraction and in words. The second takes a close look at decimals, including thousandths as well as […]

Ratio and Proportion in Year 6

Ratio and Proportion in Year 6 A key aspect of the new National Curriculum is solving word problems and we have many requests for more on this. Our latest sets of worksheets for Year 6 are all on word problems involving ratio and proportion. Many children find this tricky, but a good way to go […]

KS2 SATs: Easy number questions

KS2 SATs: Easy number questions For children to get the best marks they can in the KS2 SATs it is vitally important that they get the easy questions correct – and there are quite a few easy questions. One favourite is to complete a chart by making numbers 1 000 more or less than the […]

KS2 SAT Papers

KS2 SAT Papers The autumn is now upon us and Year 6 children will have settled in to their last year at primary school, so it is a good time to make the 2017 KS2 Maths SAT Papers available. Full details of how the tests were marked, including answers are also provided. Over the coming […]

KS2 SAT Booster: rounding

KS2 SAT Booster: Rounding Rounding has been a very popular subject ever since the KS2 Maths SATs started all those years ago, and the subject is still cropping up in recent papers. The examiners try to make it hard by asking for the same number to be rounded to the nearest 100, 1 000 and […]