Preparation Guide – Year Six

We hope this page and the resources it links to will provide parents and teachers with some food for thought and some useful resources to use and focus on.

With KS2 SATS tests in May year six is an important time for children.  Those who leave primary school having worked thoroughly and diligently will have solid education foundations and may have done well enough to get into top sets in their secondary schools.  For those who feel they could do better now is a good time to start some extra work at home.  It’s a good time for parents to get involved and to help.

Our preparation guides are designed to work with our year six books page and if you want to think about getting any of the resources we suggest then follow the links through and it should take you through to that particular resource on Amazon ( to retain our independence we sell nothing ourselves).

Year six Maths and English – ‘The Basics’ This resource shows you what to do , when to do it and what books if any you might use. It focusses on times tables, reading and vocabulary development. Most parents do all or some of these activities.

Year six Maths and English – Enhanced Help This resource shows you what to do , when to do it and what resources to use if you want to offer your child more help than just The Basics.  The help we suggest you could give is split into three sections ranging from a little more help to working every day.

Year six Maths and English- Revision and end of year exam preparation This resource shows you how to help children prepare for their SATS tests and what resources to use.  Helping children give a good account of themselves in their KS2 SATS can help to set them up for a much brighter future.

Summer holiday work at the end of year six  – This resource helps to give some structure to working during the summer holidays.  This period is when children can make good progress and is particularly useful for younger children. Done properly (little and often) working over the summer can help children make a significant step forwards.  This summer work is even more important in year six because children will have slowed down their school work dramatically after their SATS in May so by the time they go to secondary school many will have gone backwards.  Some secondary schools issue revision work for this important summer period but most don’t.  It’s a very important time to keep your skills sharp by doing a little each day.