From May 2016 new-style SATs papers will make up the end-of-primary-school statutory assessment. The new papers reflect the revised primary curriculum in England.
The maths test will be made up of three papers:
- Paper 1 is an arithmetic test
- Paper 2 and Paper 3 are problem-solving tests
Children will not be allowed to use tools like calculators in the tests.
You can download the KS2 maths SATs for 2016 for free from TheSchoolRun.
TheSchoolRun has also produced five complete mock papers, written in the style of the KS2 SATs, for at-home practice and study. Prepared by primary-school teachers, the practice papers offer children the opportunity to practise the kinds of questions they might be asked to answer in the May assessments. All answers are provided so you can mark your child's work at home.
Please note: our practice papers have not been prepared for official assessment purposes and we are unable to offer scoring / levels information for teachers.
How to use these KS2 SATs practice papers
Allow your child to complete the tests in a quiet room without any help.
Paper 1 should take approximately 30 minutes to complete, and Paper 2 and Paper 3 around 40 minutes each.
Following the test, it will really help your child to sit down and work through the answers together – use the marking information provided. Remember to talk about what they have achieved and review any questions they may have found tricky. Encourage them to look carefully at the different question types so they feel confident about how to answer them quickly and accurately.
As with anything new, reassure your child that this practice test is simply a way of checking what they have been learning in class. Talking through the test and praising their understanding will really help them to feel confident and achieve their very best in May!
More KS2 maths SATs practice papers to download
All our practice papers are available to TheSchoolRun subscribers only. Follow the links below to download all the papers for your child.