FREE Half Term Year 6 SATs Activities 2020

Half Term is a great time for your child to unwind and relax after the first half of the busy Spring term. With the upcoming SATs tests in May it is however important to ensure that learning is not forgotten over the holiday period.

At SATs Companion, we have come up with a list of daily SATs activities your child can try out. These activities are designed to make KS2 SATs practice fun and they are short lasting roughly around 20 to 30 mins a day, leaving plenty of time for rest. These activities make revision a lot more engaging and fun and feel less “daunting” to your child.

 

Monday 17th | Activity: Rounding Number Placemat

This SATs activity is perfect to try with a friend or family member. Boost your rounding skills by rounding to the nearest ten thousand!

 

You will need:

Rounding number placemat (download free here)

Online number generator (Make sure numbers are set between 500,000 to 1,000,000. http://numbergenerator.org/randomnumbergenerator/500000-1000000

Some small counters for each player. Each player needs a different colour. Improvise with sweets or a random small object if you do not have any counters. (2 players max)

Instructions:

Using the number generator, on each player’s turn, press go, to generate a number. The number that is shown, has to be rounded to the nearest ten thousand. Finally place your counter on the number on the board which is closest to it. To win you must be the first player to make a line of four in a row (horizontally, vertically, or diagonally) on the game board.

 

Tuesday 18th | Activity: Heads Up – SPaG Edition

 

One of the SATs tests your child will sit this May 2020, will be the Spelling, punctuation and grammar paper (SPaG). It’s great to reinforce your grammar skills and vocabulary in preparation for the tests. This SPaG edition of heads up is a fun and competitive activity to try with your child.

You will need:

Small pieces of paper or card. (1-2 sheets recommended.)

Clear tape or headbands

Instructions:

Write different grammatical terms on several small pieces of paper or card. Player 1 has to stick one card on Player 2’s head without revealing the grammar term. Player 2 has to guess what is the term on their head by asking a series of questions such as, “is it a place?”, “is it a person?” Player 1 has to then answer by saying yes or no. If Player 2 is struggling then Player 1 can give out some clues. Rotate turns and the player with the most points, wins! To find SPaG terms why not use a copy of our famous SPaG Placemat!

 

Wednesday 19th | Activity: SATs Treasure Hunt

This activity will help your child to reiterate their Maths and English SATs knowledge whilst on the run! Find clues around the house and complete the puzzle!

 

You will need:

Clues worksheet and answer sheet (download free here)

Instructions:

Download and print the clues and answer sheet. Hide each clue in different places around the house or in a particular room. Your child should use the answer sheet to fill in their answers to the clue. After each clue, the first letter in the title should be noted as in the end, this will spell an anagram.

 

Thursday 20th | Activity: Colour in by Roman Numeral

This colouring activity is a unique way to help you become a roman numerals experts in time for the SATs tests in May 2020. Learning by colouring could not be a more fun revision hack to reinforce this KS2 SATs topic! Colouring can also be a very relaxing activity.

 

You will need:

Template colouring sheet (download free here)

Colouring pencils or felt tips.

Instructions:

Match the numeral with its equivalent value in number and colour in the area according to the colour stated in the colour key. Areas that are blank with no numbers, can be coloured in any colour of your choice.

Friday 21st | Activity: Tic-Tac-Toe (Grammar edition)

Getting to grips with Grammar terms can be tricky! This game will help your child to easily reinforce some of the critical SATs grammar terms your child should know in preparation for the tests this May 2020.

You will need:

9 medium pieces of paper or card.

A host to read out the question. (could be a parent or sibling)

Instructions:

This game is simple and easy to create. Write a different grammar topic term on each piece of paper. Assort them in the classic 3×3 tic-tac-toe style grid, ensuring they are turned over, with the blank side showing. Next, take turns choosing a square. You have to read out the term written on the chosen card. The person selected the card has to now provide a correct example of the term to get their “O” or “X” on the grid. If they pass or answer incorrectly, the question is transferred to you. First person to get their three X’s or O’s across, down or diagonally wins the the game.

We hope your child enjoys trying out these SATs revision activities over the half term. Good luck!…Don’t forget to share your creations with us on social media. Tag SATs Companion.

 

 

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