75 KS2 SATs Questions By Topic In Maths

Here we’re showcasing some of the KS2 SATs questions by topic that are available free to all teachers registering on the online maths hub (also free!). Look out for links to lots of other SATs questions also available free to you.

The Year 6 SATs intervention programme we have built especially for primary schools is centred on supporting pupils to answer SATs questions with confidence and accuracy. Every week students in the programme review and practice SATs questions with their tutors as a way to prepare for the test.

If you have students who need more intensive help than can be provided in a class of thirty, talk to our schools team about the impact that our online maths tutoring programme for SATs has had on pupils over the past 10 years.

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We’ve collected the Year 6 maths questions by topic in three pdfs available as a single download:

  1. Addition and Subtraction SATs Questions
  2. Fractions, Decimals and Percentages SATs Questions
  3. Place Value SATs Questions
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75 Year 6 SATs Questions for Maths (FREE)

3 topic based practice SATs tests for Year 6 on Addition, Subtraction; Fractions, Decimals, Percentages; Place Value

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The reason we use SATs questions in our one-to-one interventions

It’s our belief that part of good Year 6 preparation for the Key Stage 2 National Assessments is practice on SATs papers and in particular the sorts of SATs questions they’re likely to encounter. This is not to hot-house or pressure your Year 6 pupils, but to help reassure them that they have the skills, question techniques, and stamina for SATs to do their best in both the arithmetic and reasoning papers.

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A revision slide from Third Space Learning SATs programme.
Keywords are highlighted as well as the number of marks each question is worth.

About these KS2 SATs questions

The questions get progressively harder as you progress through each test and assess pupils’ mental maths, as well as their ability to tackle worded problems. A mark scheme and answer sheet is provided showing the link to the KS2 National Curriculum and demand descriptors.

These questions have been designed to use as part of your SATs revision. As you revise one of the key Year 6 topics, just download the set of SATs questions you need.

They cover the sorts of Year 6 arithmetic questions and reasoning questions pupils can expect from this topic in a SATs exam, including many word problems. You can expect to find questions on comparing equivalent fractions, or missing numbers as well as some more tricky Year 6 reasoning questions on addition and subtraction.

All of these Year 6 SATs questions have been matched to the standard of past papers. It’s up to you whether you set each paper as a complete test or separate questions (e.g. as a worksheet).

Each set of questions should take around about 20 – 35 minutes to complete altogether. Keep in mind it is an assessment used to find gaps in knowledge as opposed to a timed test and most suitable for Year 6 pupils preparing for SATs.

Get all the analysis on previous SATs

SATs have been running in their current incarnation for 5 years; there were no government standardised assessments in 2020 and 2021 as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Get all the analysis and results from previous national assessments below.
And find out which are the top 20 year 6 maths revision topics to focus on this year.

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List of top 20 SATs topics

KS2 SATs place value questions

These questions target the knowledge of our base ten number system and the pupil’s ability to manipulate numbers, especially larger numbers and decimal numbers. Here are some sample SATs questions for place value.

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For more SATs practice questions and answers download your free KS2 SATs Place Value Questions and Test

KS2 SATs addition and subtraction questions

These incorporate both arithmetic and reasoning practice to help draw out any areas of weakness in your class. Here are some sample SATs questions for addition and subtraction.

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tsl addition subtraction questions sample

For more SATs practice questions and answers, download the KS2 SATS Addition and Subtraction Questions and Test

KS2 SATs fractions, decimals and percentages questions

Like the others these include a variety of different styles of questions to encourage using and applying in different contexts. Here are some sample SATs questions for fractions, decimals and percentages.

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For more SATs practice questions and answers, download your free KS2 Fractions, Percentages and Decimals Questions and Test 

Other free KS2 SATs questions to practise with

We also recommend taking a look at our 8 strategies for answering SATs questions.

Join the Third Space Learning maths hub for more!

The best place to find more Key Stage 2 SATs questions is in our online maths hub of primary maths resources. This is a treasure trove of thousands of primary school resources from Fluent in Five to Rapid Reasoning, as well as SATs Revision Lessons and many more Year 6 SATs practice papers and practice tests for SATs. All the resources have been developed with fluency, reasoning and problem solving at the heart of them, following a maths mastery approach to KS2 maths.

 

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