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FREE maths resources to help prepare for Y6 SATs

This blogpost is to share the great free maths resources that I use to help children prepare for the SATs that you may not be aware of.

PDF booklets split into each maths topic and by content domain (which appears at the top of the file). It also comes with answers that explain the methods needed to solve!

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Mr S has created an editable arithmetic test that is up-to-date with the 2018 format. When you download it, it has the 2018 questions but you can change them very easily like any other word document.

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This one is brand new – made by @filtered_k on Twitter.  It is broken down by topic and year group and each has a hyperlink to a question from the SATs to answer.

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Great for quick practice here and there. Can be done each day and comes with answers too!

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  • Old SATs questions TES – Search ‘Govinder TES’ on Google

In three separate downloads, you can download all the old maths questions from the old curriculum. They are grouped into topic and always useful to show alongside more current examples.

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Gary has broken each year group down into curriculum objectives. When you click on one, it takes you to a page full of maths resources linked to that objective.

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  • White Rose – old and new – google ‘White Rose resources’ and search for them on TES

The holy grail. Very popular around the country. The older files are still useful, however, the new ones come with a more detailed commentary as well as answers. Broken down into fluency, reasoning and problem solving questions to ensure children are challenged across all areas.

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These are superb to send home so that children can practise and revise over Easter. They are differentiated 3 ways and also come with answers. The idea being that child do them for 10 minutes every day for 10 days.

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  • SATs one page mark schemes – search ‘supersophiee’ on TES (@_MissieBee)

These make marking SATs papers from previous years infinitely quicker, as all the answers have been put onto one sheet. At the time of posting, Sophie has made them for all of the previous papers, from the 2016 Sample paper up to last year’s.

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Another great resource from @_MissieBee, this document puts all the key information needed for the 2 reasoning papers into one handy document. A fantastic revision resource for children to take home with them and use in class!

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@LittleMiss_Reed has made a knowledge organiser just on the knowledge needed around the arithmetic paper and has kindly shared it for free in the link above. It includes a second page that touches on written calculation methods too.

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I created my own arithmetic paper that I completed myself, purposefully getting some questions right and some wrong. This is handy as a revision session, where children work their way through the paper and find the errors and discuss the use of fluency. It comes with a children’s copy, a teacher’s copy and guidance on which answers are correct, incorrect, fluent, not fluent etc. Great for class discussion!

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Resource queen Sarah Farrell has shared these simple and clear concept guides for children to refer to during their maths work. For more information on them, read her blog on this topic here – https://mrsfclassroom.wordpress.com/2019/06/18/maths-vocabulary-and-steps-to-success/

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