Birchills Church of England Community Academy

Prepare for SATs

Information for parents:  2018 national curriculum tests at the end of key stages 1 and 2

Essential Viewing – Video overview of the SATs tests – and how you can help

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Word Types

Active Vs. Passive Voice (and Zombies)

Parts of Speech Rap Song

English Word Classes

The Grammar Song

Things you can do to help your child at home

You could download sample SATs papers to work through with your child – focusing on a handful of questions at a time:

Grammar and Punctuation:

  • Look at the use of full stops, capitals, commas, brackets, question marks, exclamation marks, speech marks and apostrophes. Find examples of these when reading – discuss where, and why they have been used.
  • Understand what nouns, pronouns, determiners, prepositions, contractions, conjunctions, adjectives, verbs and adverbs are and how to use them.
  • Know how to add suffixes to words.
  • In sentences, check that our child is able to make subjects and verbs agree, putting verbs in the correct tense, inserting words with the correct plurals and recognising a subordinate clause.


  • Encourage your child to read non-fiction texts as well as stories.
  • Read together. Take turns to read out load to help improve their reading and listening skills.
  • Ask them questions about what they have read – they could also test you when it is our turn to read!


  • Lean and rehearse times tables to 12 x 12. Recall the corresponding division facts.
  • Check that your child is secure with their written methods for +, -, x and ÷ will help with this as there are video tutorials for each written method.


Multi-Digit Addition

Multi-Digit Subtraction

Basic Division

Divide a Decimal by 10, 100 and 1000

Long Division

Long Division with 2-Digit Divisors

Multiplying & Dividing by 10, 100 and 1000

Multi-Digit Multiplication (Part 1)

Multi-Digit Multiplication (Part 2)

What are Percentages