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6 Of The Best SATs Revision Resources For KS2 Maths

A quick and easy collection of homework ideas, worksheets and ideas for parents to help Year 6s get ready for test time

  • 6 Of The Best SATs Revision Resources For KS2 Maths

No doubt the buildup to SATs is a busy and stressful time, even though stressful is the last thing you need it to be.

It’s hard to tell children that they should relax and be prepared when you’re rushing around worrying about cramming as much necessary information into your Year 6s.

So, to take a little bit of the edge off, we’ve rounded up some guides, worksheets and revision tips to help students prepare outside of school, and help parents to support them all the way.

1. Understanding the tests

This resource on The School Run has everything a parent or student could want to know about the upcoming SATs.

It has an overview of the three papers and what they contain, links to practice papers (if you haven’t already, the 2016 papers are available to download here), revision approaches and tips, a primary maths glossary so parents can help and, of course, worksheets.

Topics covered are number and place value; addition, subtraction, multiplication and division; fractions, decimals and percentages; ratio and proportion; algebra; measurements; geometry (both properties of shapes, and position and direction); and statistics.

And you can get all of this by clicking here.


2. Maths booster worksheets…lots of them

If you still need more, Maths Blog has a whole host of booster sheets that pupils can print off at school or at home. There are 14 PDFs for number-related questions, three for shapes and four each for time and graphs.

You can find them all here.


3. Shapes and space games

This sci-fi themed game tasks pupils with correctly identifying shapes based on the number of faces, edges, vertices in a race against the clock (a Wardroid is coming towards you and the shapes unlock the only exit).

Click the start button above to give the game a go, then check out the other ones available on the Bitesize website.


4. Homework sheets

Sharing is one of the great things in life, and especially so in the teaching community. Yes, you could probably knock up some questions to help students revise at home pretty quickly. But there are lots of things you could do pretty quickly if it weren’t for the hundreds of other things taking up your teaching (and personal) time.

Of course, some nice teacher or other has already done some for you and shared them freely online, and these ones in particular come from Higham St Johns Primary School, and include topics like place value and number lines, percentages, calculator skills, symmetry and reflection, probability and more.

They’re all fully editable and available here.


5. Free revision guide

This ‘Year 6 Maths Catch-up and Revision Guide’ for KS2 SATs from Third Space Learning, contains 17 teacher-tested techniques to help your pupils ace their SATs.

It’s written in a friendly, approachable style by assistant head and blogger Claire Lotriet and is suitable for KS2 leaders, maths coordinators, Year 6 teachers and intervention leads.

To get this free PDF all you need to do is enter your email address here at it will be instantly emailed to you.


6. 10 revision tips

These were written by Sue Adkins for The School Run, and they’re her 10 ideas for parents to support their children during SATs:

i. Schedule time: Help your child revise by rearranging your family’s schedules and usual priorities around their work.

ii. Relax about chores: Be more lenient with their untidiness and jobs around the house.

iii. Be patient: Try to be understanding and tolerant of their moods and lost tempers.

iv. Stay positive: Don’t nag, blame or criticise them about their revision. Try to talk to them in a relaxed and constructive way, helping them to plan their time or to get the help they need.

v. Create the right environment: Make sure the house is conducive to studying. Younger siblings need to understand that they mustn’t interrupt study and the TV and music shouldn’t be too loud. But also accept that some children actually study better with background music or noise.

vi. Kit them out: Give practical help, such as buying the correct equipment – pens, compasses or highlighters. This takes away the last minute stress of not being prepared, too.

vii. Plan treats: Suggest a family treat each week or at the end of the tests to give your child something to look forward to. Let them choose what they would like.

viii. Give them a good start: Prepare a hearty breakfast every morning and be there to give them a positive send-off.

ix. Offer encouragement: Be calm, positive, encouraging, kind and compassionate. Let your child know that you love them, respect their efforts, and will be there to support them regardless of their results.

x. Make time for fun: Remember to still have a laugh together. A smile is a curve that puts a lot of things straight!

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