Key Stage Two (Year 6) SATs Support 2019

Date Activity
Monday 13 May 2019 English grammar, punctuation and spelling papers 1 and 2
Tuesday 14 May 2019 English reading
Wednesday 15 May 2019 Mathematics papers 1 and 2
Thursday 16 May 2019 Mathematics paper 3


There is no science sampling for the 2018/19 academic year.

How you can help your child prepare for the 2019 KS2 Year 6 SATs

Information for Parents - National Curriculum Tests (SATs) at Key Stage 2

Key Stage 2 Reading Test

This consists of one paper with questions that are based on 3 passages of text. Pupils get 1 hour to complete the paper and will be answering many different question types including labelling, ranking and open-ended responses.

Key Stage 2 Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPaG) Test

The written element of the SPaG SATs consists of a grammar and punctuation paper which lasts for 45 minutes.

There is also a 20 word aural spelling test which lasts around 15 minutes.

Key Stage Two Maths Test

Paper 1 is the arithmetic paper which will last for 30 minutes. It will contain fixed response questions where children have to give the correct answers to calculations.

Papers 2 and 3 will involve a wider range of question types including multiple choice, true or false and reasoning based. Both papers will last 40 minutes each.

Key Stage 2 English Resources

To access the resources please click on the picture link.

Key Stage 2 Maths

Children will sit three papers in maths:
  • Paper 1: arithmetic, 30 minutes (written) 
  • Papers 2 and 3: mathematical fluency, solving problems and reasoning, 40 minutes per paper 
Paper 1 will consist of fixed response questions, where children have to give the correct answer to calculations, including long multiplication and division. Papers 2 and 3 will involve a number of question types, including:
  • Less constrained questions, where children will have to explain their approach for solving a problem.
  • Constrained questions, e.g. giving the answer to a calculation, drawing a shape or completing a table or chart 
  • True or false 
  • Multiple choice 

Key Stage 2 Maths Resources

To access the resources please click on the picture link.

SATs Papers

Please click on the picture link to access past SATs papers. 

Please Note:  The format and content of the SATs test changed in 2016. 

Children will sit tests in reading, maths and spelling, punctuation and grammar. But the tests are more demanding than previous years, with more expected of pupils.

Optional Revision Books

In response to requests from parents.

There are a range of books by CGP which are available from Amazon to support your child further with their SATs work.  Please do not feel you are obliged to purchase these books.  They are just a suggestion as some parents have asked teachers for recommendations.