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Revision books

I have detailed below some of the options for revision books should you feel your child would benefit. Please do make use of the extra resources on the subject tabs of the website. 

I've also detailed some good websites.

The best free revision for your child for reading is getting them to read frequently and widely at home. The reading paper averages 40 questions and children have up to 3500 words (typically 7 pages of a4) all in 1 hour. That's time for reading and answering!

Helping your child to concentrate on reading and exploring a text for an hour at a time can be the biggest barrier so the more reading for pleasure, the more confident they will feel. 

 

Websites:

 

FREE:  MyMaths - you can access all the lessons and practise questions for free on the school login section of the website (even the bits we don't set for homework) - before your child logs in to their individual part of the site, look on the left hand side. Booster packs > KS2 SATs practise. Or select a subject your child would like to revise.

 

FREE: White Rose Maths videos and tasks

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning?year=year-6

 

FREE: BBC Bitesize: Primary SATS

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zrybvk7

There are lots of books out there. We mainly purchase CGP but we also dip into ones from Collins and Letts. Below I show some ideas and what to look for.

10 minute tests:

CGP and Letts both do these for all subjects: maths

Pros: children access mixed questions, children can get used to being timed, just 10 minutes per day is plenty.

Cons: children don't get repeated practise.

Look for: 10 minute SATs Busters - choose the subject(s) you'd like. Check they say Year 6 or SAT buster. 

Some have an extra tab with FOUNDATION or STRETCH. Choose foundation if your child would benefit from extra support (is not reaching 100 on their practises). Choose stretch if your child is going for Greater Depth (is getting 108 or higher on their practises). 

 

Practise Books

Pros: children can study and practise just one concept at a time until they understand.

Cons: not strictly 'timed', children don't get the mixed practise they'll have on the real tests - though many books do include 3 or 4 practise papers. 

Look for: Books which say 'practise question' or 'SATs practise'

 

Revision guides

Pros: come with explanations

Cons: not as many questions to practise

Look for: https://www.cgpbooks.co.uk/primary-books/ks2/english/e6fr23-ks2-english-sats-revision-book-ages

 

TOP TIP: Amazon 'Look inside function' often lets you see the kind of thing you'll be purchasing in the contents so you can see before you buy.

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