Hints & Tips
Leaflets to help parents read with their children effectively.
Reading Leaflet KS1
Reading Leaflet KS2
Links for Parents
|Thinkuknow – For the latest information on the sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology.|
|Xbox 360 online safety and privacy settings – Change Xbox 360 online safety and privacy settings for yourself or a child on Xbox.com|
|Childnet: Keeping Young Children Safe Online – Frequently asked questions on the internet and technology from Childnet.|
|Childnet: Parents’ Factsheet – Information and Online Resources from Childnet.|
|Facebook checklist Nov 2013 – Facebook Checklist. Remember a child has to be 13 before he or she can open a Facebook account.|
|Cyberbullying Overview – Advice about keeping personal information safe.|
|Parent Guides from ConnectSafely – Information and advice for parents by parents: A collection of short, clearly written guidebooks.|
|CEOP – Information on reporting unsuitable or inappropriate content.|
|Internet Matters – Useful resources for parents.|
Year 6 SATS
Year 6 SATS schedule 2023
All Year 6 pupils have been issued with an English, Reading and Maths revision homework book published by CGP. These are fantastic resources to help pupils prepare. We ask that you support children in completing their weekly homework tasks in these books. They include handy guides to give thorough coverage of the knowledge and skills the children will need to take their SATS, explaining the concepts and terminology, as well as presenting some key questions to check pupil understanding. The SATS papers are a test of all learning from across Key Stage 2 (Year 3 to 6) and so learning from the past four years will be tested on each paper.
In addition to these revision homework books, listed below are some additional resources that may be of use to you as your child prepares for their SATS. The list below is by no means exhaustive but it is designed to help parents access relevant additional materials to help with revision.
CORBETT MATHS – This free website is designed for Maths revision with video guides, questions and answers to work through at home. There are also differentiated ‘5 a day’ mixed questions, in a SATS-style format, which the children can use daily to keep their Maths learning current. https://corbettmathsprimary.com/
SATS PRACTICE MATERIALS – This website has prepared question and answer booklets based on previous SATS papers and organised them into areas of Maths of revision. The questions and the answers can be downloaded for free. https://www.satspapersguide.co.uk/sats-information/free-sats-resources/free-maths-sats-resources/
WHITE ROSE Y6 CURRICULUM WORKBOOKS – These resources are produced by our Maths Scheme to help consolidate learning from in school, across all areas of Maths in the primary curriculum. The resources are available to download from the following website for free. https://whiterosemaths.com/parent-resources
BBC BITESIZE FOR KS2 – The BBC has collated and organised revision resources for Maths, including supporting guides and interactive games for both aspects of the Maths SATS.
Arithmetic – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zrd6mfr
Reasoning – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z7ch6v4
English Reading and SPaG
BBC BITESIZE FOR KS2 – The BBC has collated and organised revision resources for English, including supporting guides and interactive games for both grammar and reading SATS tests.
SPaG – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zbh892p
Reading – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z7vm7nb
SATS PRACTISE MATERIALS – This website has prepared question and answer booklets based on previous SATS papers and organised them into questions about different types of texts (aimed at the Reading tests primarily). The questions and the answers can be downloaded for free. https://www.satspapersguide.co.uk/sats-information/free-sats-resources/free-english-sats-resources/
GRAMMARSAURUS – Grammarsaurus provides a wealth of resources for revision across all subjects, but especially for grammar and reading.
Punctuation Questions – https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5afaf00eb10598539ab59736/t/6221ddf8cac6d839af3b9ae0/1646386681237/free-punctuation-sats-style-questions.pdf
Word Class Questions – https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5afaf00eb10598539ab59736/t/6221ddc763b4e308fdffa068/1646386633160/SPAG+-+Word+Class+Activity.pdf
Young Minds – Support around exams and revision
Here are two really useful resources about how to place SATS into perspective, how to encourage your child to feel confident about themselves coming up to the tests and how to support them in preparing for SATS week. The advice in the parent guide is sensible and proactive which will help all our pupils do their best in the weeks ahead.
For pupils – https://www.youngminds.org.uk/young-person/coping-with-life/exam-stress/
For parents – https://www.youngminds.org.uk/parent/parents-a-z-mental-health-guide/exam-time/