Year 6 SATs


The year 6 children work hard throughout the year to get ready for the SATs tests in May. Information on this page should help you to prepare for the tests.


The children are assessed in the following way:

Maths - SATs test - 3 papers: 1 arithmetic and  papers on reasoning

Reading - SATs test - 1 reading comprehension paper

EGPS - SATs test - 2 papers: 1 paper on grammar & punctuation and 1 spelling paper

Writing - teacher assessed

Science - teacher assessed


In class, we will use the test papers from 2014 to the present day, including the sample materials.


Key dates for the tests, in 2018, are:

All children to sit these papers - there is no longer an additional paper for level 6

Monday 14th May - Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling

Tuesday 15th May - Reading 

Wednesday 16th May - Maths paper 1 and 2

Thursday 17th May - Maths paper 3


 Parents evening

Here is the presentation used at the year 6 information evening for parents:

SATs (pdf file) for parents



There are a number of resources available on the internet to help you revise for the SATs tests in May. A few examples are listed below.


Past papers 

Literacy and Maths past papers can be downloaded from a number of sites. Please use papers from before 2014 to practice, as we use the papers from 2015 - 2017 in class.

One example site is listed below: 

Reading comprehension

This site has some interesting on-line reading comprehension exercises 


Reading Comprehension


GPS activities

This site has a number of fun, on-line activities to help with Punctuation and Grammar.


Woodlands Junior school EGPS resources


Revision aids

There are a number of PowerPoint files which explain some of the topics we study in grammar.


 Grammar Revision topics (as PowerPoint files)

Maths Revision topics (as PowerPoint files)

SATs practice questions - Maths

Here are a number of SATs questions grouped by topic area to help you prepare for the SATs test. Some questions appear in more than one file as they appear in several topics. 

(Some of the files have a lot of pages so they may take a while to load. Print out a few pages at a time or download to a handheld device)


Calculations.doc  (29 pages)
Decimals.doc  (14 pages)
Four_rules.doc  (69 pages)
Inverse_Operations.doc  (13 pages)
Mappings.doc  (1 page)
Money.doc  (58 pages)
Negative_Numbers.doc  (8 pages)
Number.doc (240 pages)
Number_Operations.doc  (15 pages)
Number_Patterns.doc  (19 pages)
Number_Properties.doc  (13 pages)
Number_Relationships.doc  (87 pages)
Percentages__Fractions.doc  (29 pages)
Place_Value.doc  (12 pages)
Ratio.doc  (13 pages)
Rounding.doc  (4 pages)


AreaLengthVolume.doc   (36 pages)
Capacity.doc  ( 7 pages)
Co-ordinates.doc  (11 pages)
Conversion.doc  (7 pages)
Distances.doc  (4 pages)
Estimation.doc  (7 pages)
Measures.doc  (92 pages)
MeasuringScales.doc  (16 pages)
Nets.doc  (7 pages)
Perimeters.doc  (11 pages)
Polygons.doc  (51 pages)
PositionMovement.doc  (3 pages)
Properties_of_shapes.doc  (9 pages)
Quadrilaterals.doc  (13 pages)
Reflection.doc  (15 pages)
Rotation.doc  (9 pages)
ShapeSpace.doc  (96 pages)
Symmetry.doc  (12 pages)
Timecalendar.doc  (23 pages)
Transformations.doc  (26 pages)
Translation.doc  (2 pages)

Data Handling


 (4 pages)

Charts__Graphs.doc  (74 pages)
Data_Handling.doc  (105 pages)
Interpret_Information.doc  (62 pages)
Probability.doc  (19 pages)

Using & Applying

Algebra.doc  (3 pages)
Solving_Problems.doc  (104 pages)
Using__Applying_Maths.doc  (48 pages)
Word_Problems.doc  (54 pages)