SATs

Welcome to our SATs page

Here you will find lots of support and advice on how to support you child through the SATs. 

The best approach is to do little and often. Just a few mintues each day practising your times tables or reading can really help. 

Any problems, worries or concerns then please speak to your child’s teacher. More information about SATS week itself will be sent home nearer the time.

Resources

Click here for Youtube videos to explain every past paper question in Maths - great when you have been given some for homework and need some help!!! (There is a document you can download at the bottom of this page that will give you even quicker links if you are looking for a particular question or theme)

Click here for times tables practise games

Click here to visit Woodlands Kent revision site

Click here to visit BBC KS2 Bitesize (old version but still relevant)

Click here to visit BBC KS2 Bitesize (new site)

Click here to visit CGP interactive Tests and Games 

Click here to visit Year 6 Maths Booster Warm Up (BGfL)

Click here to visit Year 6 Maths School Booster (BGfL)

Click here to visit Maths Boot Camp

Click here to visit Mental Maths Boot Camp

Click here to visit Literacy Boot camp

Click here to visit SPAG Boot Camp

 

Hints and Tips

BEFORE THE SATs...
GET ENOUGH SLEEP!
Don't leave it until the night before the first exam! You need to be bright, refreshed and alert in the run up to SATs week so you can pay close attention to all those really important things the teachers are telling you!
 
 
MAKE A REVISION TIMETABLE - AND STICK TO IT!
Start early on, then you can revise slowly and calmly and avoid last-minute panicking.
Take regular breaks from revision though - Don't saturate your brain!
 
MAKE NOTES WHEN YOU REVISE. TARGET AREAS THAT YOU FIND DIFFICULT!
It's tempting to avoid the tricky bits, but remember the whole point is to be prepared for the whole test. So if you fear fractions or have anxiety about algebra then that's what you need to focus on! Conquer those difficulties!
 
IF YOU ARE FINDING IT HARD THEN ASK FOR HELP!
Remember, your teachers are not trying to catch you out. Just the opposite - they WANT you to do well. TALK to them....and to your parents! They want to help too. Ignoring things you find difficult is not the answer, because you can guarantee those will be the things that come up in the exam!    
 
PAY CLOSE ATTENTION IN CLASS!
There are only so many questions on angles that can come up in the Maths tests, and only so many questions about evaporation that can come up in the Science tests, so make sure you're well and truly prepared for these by knowing your facts!
 
 
DURING the SATs ...
 
 
BE POSITIVE! SHOW OFF WHAT YOU CAN DO!
Your teachers know that not everyone's 'personal best' is the same. All we ask is that you try YOUR best!
 
REMEMBER THAT GOOD NIGHT'S SLEEP!
 
HAVE A GOOD BREAKFAST!
Everyone knows that brains don't work properly when you've no food inside you. A banana for your break time snack will continue releasing energy throughout the morning so you can take the test without feeling weary.
Make sure you bring that water bottle too!
 
READ THE QUESTION THEN ANSWER IT! 
Yes I know it sounds obvious, but a common mistake is jumping to the wrong conclusion, or only answering part of the question. It may be helpful to underline the keywords in the question so you know exactly what to do. Even if you are not sure of an answer, you should still write something in the box - after all, if you don’t write an answer you definitely won’t get the mark...
...Oh yes, and if it tells you to tick any boxes, make sure you tick the correct number!
 
MAKE YOUR ANSWERS CLEAR! 
No dodgy handwriting thank you! We don’t want your 1s to look like 7s !
Similarly, don’t underline the answer when you are asked to circle it.
 
IF YOU'RE STUCK ON A QUESTION THEN GO ON TO THE NEXT ONE.
Not only might the next question be easier, but why struggle for ages with a 3-mark question when you could answer four 1-mark questions in the same amount of time?  (Remember you can always go back to it at the end.)
 
CHECK YOUR WORK WHEN YOU HAVE FINISHED!
Teachers tell you to do this for a reason!  Every one of us is capable of making silly mistakes - yes, even your teachers - but if you check your work you can hopefully get rid of those mistakes before the examiner gets his or her hands on your test paper! Imagine finding out you missed out on a Level 5 by one mark because of one silly mistake!
 
AFTER the SATs ...
 
CONGRATULATE YOURSELF ON HAVING DONE YOUR BEST!
Once the test papers are handed in there's nothing more you can do.  But if you know you've worked to the best of your ability then you've nothing to worry about have you.

Contact the School

St Werburgh's and St Columba's Primary

Lightfoot Street
Hoole
Chester
CH2 3AD

Tel: 01244 981228
admin@stwerburghscolumba.cheshire.sch.uk

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