KS2 SATs Grammar, punctuation and spelling practice paper A

KS2 SATs Grammar, punctuation and spelling TheSchool Run practice paper A
A new statutory test of English grammar, punctuation and spelling was introduced for children at the end of Key Stage 2 from 2013. Help your Y6 child prepare for the 'SPAG' test with our practice papers, written in the style of the new test by a KS2 teacher.
Key stage: Year 6, KS2
Overview...

The KS2 Grammar, punctuation and spelling test was introduced in 2013 and is a key part of the English SATs your child will take in Year 6. These practice tests have been written to include a variety of question types and cover all of the areas of grammar and punctuation that primary children are required to master. 

These papers have been written in the style of SATs papers, to offer your child extra practice resources. From 2016, children in Year 2 will sit new SATs exams in English and maths to reflect the 2014 National Curriculum. These mock papers, available exclusively for TheSchoolRun subscribers, are based on the old SATs format and content, but can still be used to give your child valuable exam practice.

How to use these papers

Allow your child to complete the tests in a quiet room without any help.

If possible, time the test and allow them around 30 minutes to complete the grammar and punctuation section.

The spelling section should take approximately 15 minutes to complete and will require you to read out each sentence twice with emphasis placed on the underlined word. Look in the answer section for the transcript for each spelling test.

Following the test, it will really help your child to sit down and work through the answers together – use the mark sheets provided. Remember to talk about what they have achieved and review any questions they may have tripped up on. 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 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 Grammar, punctuation and spelling 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.