Free SATs Downloads For KS1 And KS2 Parents – Maths SATs Papers, Blogs And More To Help Your Child Smash The SATs!

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If you are a parent who is busy preparing for the KS1 or KS2 SATs with their child, then you’ll most likely be on the lookout for anything that can help them achieve in the tests. You’ll also know that there is a huge abundance information out there all about the best places to get SATs help for your child, but here at Matr we wanted to make things easier for you. That’s why we have put all of our maths based Free SATs Downloads For KS1 and KS2 Parents in one place!

In this post you will find all of the free maths SATs downloads we have created here at Matr, alongside some blogs and other helpful links that will assist you and your child in preparing for the SATs in May. You can expect this list of free SATs resources to continue to grow, so bookmark it now and keep coming back to check in with the latest free resources and blogs from the Matr team!

This blog is part of our series of blogs designed for parents supporting home learning and looking for home learning resources during the Covid-19 epidemic.

High-quality free maths SATS resources for KS1 and KS2 parents

We are passionate that we help parents across the UK grow their children’s confidence in maths. That is why we have created, in conjunction with experienced teachers and educators, a host of free resources that you can use in the run up to SATs.

This post is the place you’ll be able to find all of our free maths SATs downloads and resources, and we will of course update it as more become available.

Resource name: Times Tables Practice Packs

Free SATs Downloads Times Tables Practice Resource For Year 6

Who is this resource for?

This times tables pack contains a series of practice questions for Years 1 through to Year 6. For your convenience, these KS2 times tables worksheets have been designed to be tricky for your child, but easy on your printer! 

How should you use this resource with your child?

We’ve created a times tables revision pack for Years 1,2,3,4,5 and 6, and each pack contains 3 times tables tests.

Children can complete the test themselves, and should hope to see the time taken on each test decrease as they go through more practice papers.

You then have the choice to let your child mark the test themselves, or to mark them with you if they feel like they need someone to discuss their answers with.

Why is this resource important in the run up to SATs

It’s a fact that is universally agreed upon by teachers, that the sooner a child can master multiplication the better.

This is a core area of maths, and one which parents can really help with, and with times tables forming the basis for a huge proportion of all of the maths your child will face in primary school, it is a topic that should be given due care and attention in the run up to SATs.

This resource has been designed by teachers, for your child, and the PDF times tables worksheets you will find on the link below are the perfect way to practice multiplication before the Year 2 or Year 6 tests come around!

How can I get this resource?

You can download the Free KS2 Times Tables Practice Worksheet Packs For Years 1-6 here.

Resource name: Year 6 SATs Practice Paper Pack (Papers 1-3) – Packs 1 & 2

Year 6 Maths SATs Paper Resource For Year 6 Free SATs Download

Who is this resource for?

This practice paper pack has been designed for students preparing for the Year 6 Maths SATs.

How should you use this resource with your child?

This pack contains 6 separate maths SATs papers. They are two each of:

  • Maths Paper 1 (Arithmetic);
  • Maths Paper 2 (Reasoning);
  • Maths Paper 3 (Reasoning).

These papers have been created to give your child a chance to prepare for their assessments, and to help them feel less nervous when the time comes to sit them for real. Thus helping them to approach the SATs with a sense of calm confidence.

All you need to do is:

  1. Give your child a pencil, rubber, ruler and protractor (if you’ve got one) but no calculator or electronic device.
  2. Then ask them to sit one paper a day – no more – over the course of a few days.

We recommend you encourage as near as possible test conditions. Stick to the time limit

recommended (30 minutes for Paper 1, 40 minutes for paper 2, 40 minutes for paper 3), and try not to help your child with any questions.

Tell them not to worry if they can’t do a question – they may not even have covered that topic yet at school (this is normal) but to move on and come back to it.

You can then mark each of the papers using the guidance provided in the document in the free downloadable pack.

Why is this resource important in the run up to SATs

As the saying goes, practice makes perfect and this is certainly the case when it comes to the Year 6 Maths SATs.

Giving your child the opportunity to complete a SATs paper in an environment that mimics that of a real life exam can help to reduce stress for them on their big day, and to help you realise where any potential knowledge gaps may be.

How can I get this resource?

You can download the KS2 Maths SATs Practice Papers – Set of 6 (Pack 1 & 2) here.

Blog name: 35 Year 6 Maths Reasoning Questions And Answers With Worked Examples

Who is this blog for?

This blog has been designed to help Year 6 students.

However, if you are looking for a way to challenge your child who is in a lower year group in primary school, you can use the questions in it to do just that!

How should you use this blog with your child?

This blog specifically contains a series of SATs and SATs-styles questions with worked examples, perfect for you and your child to go through together.

You could talk through the first question together, considering how the answer is derived, then have your child attempt the following questions on their own, using the same methods you’ve just gone over.

Why is this blog important in the run up to SATs

Reasoning and problem solving forms a big part of the KS2 SATs, and by becoming familiar with the type of questions that they can expect to see in the tests, your child will be able to head into their SATs in May with a clear sense of what is going to come up.

Where can I read the blog?

You can read 35 Year 6 Maths Reasoning Questions And Answers With Worked Examples here.

Useful SATS blogs for KS2 Parents

It isn’t just the free resources we provide that are useful for parent’s in the run up to SATs. We have also got an ever-growing library of blogs that are filled to the brim with top SATS tips and tricks!

Blog name: Everything Parents Need To Know About SATs

Everything parents need to know about SATs

What’s the blog about?

As the name would suggest, this blog contains everything you’ll need to know about the SATs. The post includes answers to the questions:

  • What are the SATs in the UK?
  • When are the SATs?
  • Does my child have to sit the SATs?
  • What are the SATs for?
  • Why are the SATs important?
  • Much much more!

Where can I read the blog?

You can read Everything Parents Need To Know About SATs here.

Blog name: SATs Scores Explained For KS2 And KS1 Parents: Everything You Need To Know About Your Child’s SATs Results

SATs scores explained for parents

What’s the blog about?

With terms like “scaled score” and “national average” in the SATs sphere of language, it can be hard to know what the words on your child’s report card actually mean.

That is why we have spent some time breaking down what the SATs scores mean for parents, and you can find out everything about them in this blog!

Where can I read the blog?

You can read SATs Scores Explained For KS2 and KS1 Parents here.

Blog name: Why Are SATs Important? The Reasons Behind The KS1 And KS2 Tests Explained For Parents!

Why Are SATs Important?

What’s the blog about?

As a parent you know that your child had to sit the SATs both in Year 2 and near the end of Year 6, but so you know why these tests are an annual occurrence? In this post Year 6 teacher Sophie Bee answers the question of just ‘why are SATs important?’

Questions that are answered in the blog include:

  • What is the purpose of SATs?
  • What do the SATs measure?
  • Do SATs results really matter?
  • What to do if your child doesn’t achieve what they were expected to
  • And how SATs results are used by primary and secondary schools!

Where can I read the blog?

You can read Why are SATs important here.

Blog name: How To Support Your Child Throughout The SATs: A Mental Health Wellbeing Guide For Parents

SATs Wellbeing Guide For Parents

What’s the blog about?

SATs, and the run up to SATs, can be a stressful time for primary school pupils. Compared to a decade ago, school life is more intense and children are under higher pressure to achieve, and this is having a negative effect on many young minds.

That is why we have written a blog all about how you can support your child and their mental wellbeing throughout this potentially scary section of their school-life. It tells you about the things you should look out for in the run up to SATs, during the tests and after they are finished, and it ill prove to be an invaluable tool in your SATs arsenal. This is a fantastic free SATs download to ensure that both you and your child are ready and raring to go when the SATs roll around.

Where can I read the blog?

You can read our SATs mental wellbeing guide here. 

Other useful links

Past SATs papers from the UK Government

 

Ellie Williams
Ellie Williams
With a love for all things KS2 maths, Ellie is a part of the content team that helps all of the Third Space Learning blogs and resources reach teachers!
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