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How to prepare for the SATs Reading test at home

The SATs Reading Test includes both fiction and non-fiction texts which typically have some kind of a link. Children receive copies of the texts and an answer booklet with questions and spaces for their answers. Each question can be awarded with either 1, 2 or 3 marks. This part of the SAT Tests, requires

By |2019-09-24T14:10:26+00:00February 21st, 2019|English|0 Comments

Tips for the May Ks2 Reading Paper by Primary English Teachers

With the start of the new term in 2019, we've been noting down different ways to help you support pupils prepare for the reading test in SATs Ks2 papers taking place in May. We hope that our tips will help you and your class beat the test! In class: 1. Start with the process

By |2019-09-24T14:26:55+00:00January 28th, 2019|English|0 Comments

9 Books to Read this Christmas for Year 6 Pupils

If you would like to help your child relish the joys of the festive season, then you will definitely find a gem in our list of books to read this Christmas for Year 6 pupils! We have gathered together timeless tales and modern enigmas to read during the break and unleash the Christmas spirit!

By |2019-09-24T14:45:10+00:00December 21st, 2018|Advice & Tips, English, Inspire, Parents|0 Comments

Creative ways to fund SATs Companion

For many primary schools, budgets are increasingly tight. The focus remains on delivering high quality learning, but it can be difficult to make purchasing decisions to support this with the purse strings tightening. So why spend some of that budget on SATs Companion?, SATs Companion not only saves schools money long term, but also saves

By |2019-09-24T14:52:43+00:00October 31st, 2018|English, Maths, Resource, SATs, SPAG|0 Comments

5 best ways to help your child with SPAG KS2 SATs

Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar is a key part of the Year 6 SATs. But how can you help your child with SPAG? All it takes is lots of practice and a bundle of SATs Companion! Help your child reach that 100 on their KS2 SATs SPAG test with our 5 top tips. 1. SPAG-tastic

By |2019-09-24T14:55:36+00:00October 22nd, 2018|English, Parents, SATs, SPAG|0 Comments

Reading at Year 6 – Always a pleasure or a chore?

Reading at Year 6 - what's the fuss? Most young kids love reading, but when the busy Year 6 starts, it can be challenging to find the time to encourage them to read for fun. It's important to remember, however, that the more kids read on their own time, the higher they tend to score

By |2019-09-24T14:57:28+00:00October 18th, 2018|English, Parents, SATs, SPAG|0 Comments

KS2 Sats Test Papers 2019 Teachers Guide

The Countdown to the 2019 KS2 SATs Has Begun... Tick Tock, Tick Tock...to the KS2 SATs test papers The countdown has begun for the KS2 SATs test papers. You, the Year 6 teacher, need to ensure that all your pupils achieve the expected 100 standard & beyond, to ensure that your schools' league performance goes

By |2019-09-24T14:59:21+00:00August 27th, 2018|English, Maths, Resource, SATs, SPAG, Teaching|0 Comments

How to make the most out of your local library

It's Libraries Week! To celebrate the wonderful addition libraries make to our communities, here's some tips on making the most out of your local library. If you'd like to add your own ideas to this list, tweet us @Sats_companion or send us an email info@satscompanion.com. 1. More than just books! First of all libraries are

By |2019-09-24T15:04:18+00:00October 9th, 2017|English, Parents, SPAG|0 Comments

Teaching Active and Passive Sentences

We’ve put together a few tips you can try in your classroom to help your pupils with active and passive sentences. These fantastic ideas have come directly from fellow teachers. If you'd like to add your own ideas to this list, tweet us @Sats_companion or send us an email info@satscompanion.com. 1. Get Active! Teaching active

By |2019-09-24T15:06:37+00:00October 3rd, 2017|English, SPAG, Teaching|0 Comments