Technology69 mins ago
Does anybody know if there are any printable/downloadable Key Stage 1 SATS Test practise papers available online, or alternatively any websites that have interactive tests online for children to use? I can only find references to the practise papers that they sell in the bookshops - which are quite expensive.
Any help would be most appreciated.
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Many thanks to you both for your answers,
However I feel you both have an impression of me as a "pushy mother" in wanting these test papers. My twin sons are just 7 and will be taking SATS tests this May over a period of two weeks. I completely disagree with these tests but unfortunately they are going to happen. One of my twins is completely in love with learning and relishes any test, game or book that comes his way. However, his brother is dyslexic and that is the reason why I would like him to see the papers at home and become familiar with them - not to "pass" but so that he can feel comftable with them. I also have another son aged 9 who is dyslexic and during his SATS he wet the bed during the whole period without me mentioning a thing about the tests, so I am, as you would expect quite anxious about the whole process. Teachers may reassure parents that SATS can be given to children covertly under the banner of "special work" but when you have two highly intelligent dyslexic boys who view the whole idea of SATS papers as the Spanish Inquisition then surely it is not unreasonable for me to prepare them at home by familiarising them with the look and the layout of these papers - I am by no means a "Hot-houser". When this is all over - I then have the KS2 SATS to look forward to when my eldest son is eleven - these results may count towards his secondary school class streaming. So I think it is important for me to be prepared now and then. Thankfully most children are unfazed by SATS but for dyslexic children it is not a walk in the park that can be taken easily nor is it something that can be completely ignored. I appreciate the time taken by you to offer your comments nontheless.
Im in the same boat has u. A worried mum. There is a disk that you can buy in game shop called learning ladder, for maths,english. These include reading, writing, numbers,sums,shapes,letter,spelling,sentences etc.You can also go into www.ask.co.uk an look up educational games that might help. Also www.bbc.co.uk have learning facilities. Hope everything works out well!