‘Attitudes to learning are exemplary. Pupils behaviour in lessons is impeccable’

                                                                                                                                           OFSTED 2015


YEAR 6 SATs WEEK 2018: Monday 14th May – Thursday 17th May

Q: What do Sats tests show?

A: The idea of SATs is to show whether or not your child has reached the expected National Standard.  Our school sets challenging targets for all our pupils, indicating the percentage of pupils we believe will achieve the expected requirement in English and Mathematics. The results will show whether your child has managed to achieve the set targets.

Q: Can my child fail a SATs test? NO!

A: It is important that children understand they are not going to ‘pass’ or ‘fail’ the test.  It will show what they have learned, and what they can do in relation to the required standard at the end of year 6.

Q: What are the children tested on?

A: The children are tested on all of the work they have covered in all year groups so far. Year 6 children are tested in Maths and English.  Formal assessments take place throughout the year. SATs results rarely hold any surprises for the teaching staff.

English Reading Test – 60 minutes

Grammar & Punctuation Test – 45 minutes

Spelling Test – 15 minutes

Maths Paper 1 Arithmetic Test  – 30 minutes

Paper 2 Reasoning Test – 40 minutes

Paper 3 Reasoning Test – 40 minutes

There is no formal external test for science. Your child’s science score will be aggregated from a combination of internal science tests and teacher assessment. These internal tests are marked by your child’s science teacher.

Q: How will the results be reported?

A: SATS tests will be both set and marked externally, and the results will be used to measure the school’s performance (for example, through reporting to Ofsted and published league tables). Your child’s marks will be used in conjunction with teacher assessment to give a broader picture of their attainment.

Wilkes Green Junior School

A Guide to Y6 SATs


Monday 14th May – Thursday 17th May


14th May 2018


15th May 2018

Wednesday 16th May 2018 Thursday
17th May 2018
Key stage 2 English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Test  Key stage 2 English Reading Test Key stage 2 

Mathematics Paper  1 – Arithmetic Test

Key Stage 2 Mathematics Paper 2 – Reasoning Test 

Key Stage 2 Mathematics Paper 3 – Reasoning Test 

School based Science SATs Tests will take place later during the Summer term

Level 3-5 tests will be administered in the morning and Level 6 tests will be administered in the afternoon.



  • Have your own revision timetable – start planning well before exams begin. Your teacher should be able to help.
  • Make your books, notes and essays user-friendly. Use headings, highlighting and revision cards, and get tips on other revision techniques from teachers and friends with experience of exams.
  • Take notes of the important points when revising. Try to answer the questions of past exam papers – explain answers to tricky questions to someone else.
  • Everyone revises differently. Find out what routine suits you best – alone or with a friend or parent/carer; early morning or late at night; short, sharp bursts or longer sessions; with music or without noise.
  • Ask for help from your teacher/learning mentor, parent/carer or a friend if there are things you don’t understand.



  • Don’t leave revision to the last minute.
  • Don’t avoid revising subjects you don’t like or find difficult.
  • Don’t forget that there is life beyond revision and exams.
  • Don’t cram ALL night before an exam.

How to help your child

  • Make sure they get enough sleep.
  • Make sure they eat breakfast.
  • Don’t try and frighten them into revising.
  • Encourage them to ask the teacher if they are unsure about anything.
  • Explain that the SATs are a way of showing what they know.

No extended holidays and keep absences to a minimum.

  • A detailed breakdown of 2017 KS2 SATS results can be found here.