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KS1 SATs English helper
SATs revision: your KS1 SATs English helper
Help your child prepare for the Year 2 English SATs with some simple and effective reading, writing and spelling activities.
What is a calculator used for in primary school maths?
What is a calculator used for in primary school maths?
We explain how children might be taught to use a calculator for primary school maths (though the 2014 curriculum suggests their use should be minimal...
What are triangular numbers?
What are triangular numbers?
We explain what triangular numbers are and how able children in Year 5 or 6 might be taught to use algebraic formula to calculate a triangular number.
Child doing homework
KS1 maths SATs: what is tested in the Y2 assessments
Word problems, place value, number bonds, polygons and pictograms – they’re all taught in KS1 maths and can be tested as part of the Y2 SATs. We...
Child reading
KS1 English SATs: what is tested in the Y2 assessments
Writing composition, high frequency words, distinguishing between homophones, legible handwriting and more – KS1 English SATs learning objectives...
Child writing
What are optional SATs?
SATs don’t just happen in Years 2 and 6; in many schools, children sit tests every year throughout KS2. Here’s our guide to optional SATs and why...
Girls writing
What are level 6 SATs?
Highly able children could be entered for the Level 6 SATs papers at the end of Year 6 until 2015. But what did these tests involve?
Child writing
What is the Y6 Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling test?
Year 6 children are all tested on their spelling, punctuation and grammar as part of the KS2 SATs. So what will your child need to know, and how can...
Child writing
KS2 SATs in 2015: what parents need to know
KS2 SATs have changed completely over the last few years. We explain the process for 2015 and what the new plans are for the Y6 assessments,...
Boy revising for KS1 SATs
Your KS1 SATs questions answered
The first time you hear the word SATs mentioned will likely be when your child enters Year 2, which is the end of Key Stage 1. We answer the...