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Denmead Junior School

Denmead Junior School

Inspiring Curiosity, Building Success


SATS information:

Welcome to our SATs information page where you can find resources and information about the tests our Year 6 pupils will be taking in ‘that week in May’.

Dates to reflect additional 2023 Coronation Bank Holiday are:

  • Tuesday 9 May: English grammar, punctuation and spelling (GPS) papers 1 (questions) and 2 (spelling)
  • Wednesday 10 May: English reading paper
  • Thursday 11 May: mathematics papers 1 (arithmetic) and 2 (reasoning)
  • Friday 12 May: mathematics paper 3 (reasoning)

Tests are a part of life, but we want to make them as least stressful as possible for both pupils and parents, so we are collecting together information in this section to help answer any questions you and your child may have. We host breakfast at school in the hall for all year 6 children during the test week in May – more details are sent nearer the time.

Please click on the link below to access the most recent parent information presentation: 

If there are any questions that you do not feel are answered by the resources and links on this page please ask your child’s class teacher who will be happy to help you.

What we do to prepare

  • Daily sessions of focused activities in small, tailored groups
  • Some mock and practice tests over time
  • Preparing the children for the format of test week



  • What should I do if my child is ill on the day of a test:

         Call us as soon as possible on the day for guidance

  • What equipment does my child need:

         Materials are provided in school

  • When do we find out the results: 

         Results are usually issued in July alongside the end of school reports 


Useful resources and links

Number Facts - Year 1-6

English Glossary Document



A Guide for Parents About the KS2 SATs

Government information for parents

Mumsnet SATs (and how to survive them)

How to Support your KS2 Child through SATs

YouTube Introduction to SATs


IXL have separate pages of skills linked to individual Year group. The Y6 page has links to practise both English and Maths skills. Pages are then split into skills of which has a practise question for the children to think about.

IXL link

BBC Education have produced a whole host of materials for KS2. Follow the KS2 link and then select either Maths or English. Each area usually has an information section for reading, plus an activity and then quiz which is marked online. Some aspects require a subscription.


A site with both Maths and English based quizzes which are marked as you go along.


A site with a range of information and questions – great for revision purposes!


A revision site based upon the old Key Stage 2 Tests but still contains lots of useful information for both Maths and English.


A site with links to old style Key Stage 2 Maths Papers, Maths Tutorials as well as Maths Games. Some of these games are linked to Memory and would therefore help pupils to retain key information.


A site with links to Maths and English revision materials, including worksheets to look at online or to print off and practise with.


These are “old style” Key Stage 2 test papers but are still useful for practise, and in particular, creating discussion around questions and strategies to answer. View on screen or print off for free.


Click on “For Kids” to access some fun games to practise speed of recall of times tables.


This site has loads of Maths games which help to practise a range of skills.


Loads of Maths games on a range of Mathematical concepts.


A range of English games and activities.


Activities to reinforce and practise a range of spelling rules.


A range of activities and games to practise a range of spelling rules and patterns.


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