Select your KS2 SATs questions for Maths by topic with 2017 style SATs tests for Year 6 on Place Value, Addition and Subtraction, Fractions, Decimals and Percentages, including KS2 national curriculum mark scheme for the assessments

It’s our belief that part of good Year 6 preparation for the Key Stage 2 National Assessments is a fair amount of practice on SATs papers. This is not to hot house or pressure your Year 6 pupils, but to help reassure them that they have the skills, question techniques, and stamina to do their best in both arithmetic and reasoning papers.

Download these 75 KS2 SATs questions for Maths, covering a variety of topics to help prepare your KS2 pupils for SATs

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Set of 3: Year 6 Topic Based Practice Tests

3 topic based practice SATs tests for Year 6 on Addition and Subtraction, Fractions, Decimals and Percentages and Place Value

That’s why we have already created one very popular complete set of 2017-style KS2 SATs Papers and are in the process of creating another (watch this space).

But during the busy revision and recap period for KS2 SATs, as you cover key topics from the KS2 National Curriculum for Maths, it can be helpful to do practice questions on each topic independently.  The following SATs questions and tests on the 3 key topics will help you and your pupils do just this.

About the KS2 SATs Revision Questions and Test

Each set of questions should take around about 20 – 35mins to complete. Keep in mind it is an assessment used to find gaps in knowledge as opposed to a timed test and most suitable for Year 6 pupils preparing for SATs 2017. The questions get progressively harder as you progress through each test, and assess pupils’ mental maths as well as their ability to tackle worded problems. A mark scheme is provided showing the link to the KS2 National Curriculum and demand descriptors.

KS2 SATs place value questions target the knowledge of our base ten number system and the pupil’s ability to manipulate numbers, especially the larger numbers and decimal numbers. Addition and Subtraction questions incorporate both arithmetic and reasoning to help draw out any areas of weakness in your class. Fractions (including Decimals and Percentages) questions like the others include a variety of different styles of questions to encourage using and applying in different contexts.

If you’re after some more in-depth diagnosis on pupils’ gaps, then you may need to go back to scratch with this set of 4 Year 6 Diagnostic Quizzes which breaks down using multiple choice exactly what the errors are for each topic.

After the KS2 SATs Maths Revision Test

Though paper assessments are a great tool to gauge overall learning in your class, it is vital also to have face to face discussions with pupils based on the test outcomes. It may only be then that you come to realise the full extent of the ‘shaky’ foundations. Can they solve a similar problem in different circumstances?

So what do you do when you come across these gaps? Surely a child in Year 6 can’t go back to work from infants? Well unfortunately, even if you have to go right back to basics, it’ll need to be done if your pupils are going to leave you ready for Year 7 Maths. Without true understanding, they are unlikely to reach their age related expectations, and depth and mastery become impossible. Worse still, it may lead to a pupil being disengaged or demotivated in maths because of their confusion.

For more revision techniques, as well as a ream of KS2 SATs papers, read our SATs preparation round-up blog (13 best KS2 SATs prep resources).

Wendy Liu , Maths Specialist & Consultant , London

Wendy has over 17 years' experience in primary education, from Assessment Lead to Assistant Head. She writes about her passion, Mastery pedagogy, on our blog.