KS1 Free Sats papers

(26 Posts)
NotAnotherChinHair Fri 05-Nov-10 22:08:17

Hello. Title says it all really. Is there anywhere online I may be able to download Sats papers? Cheers

PixieOnaLeaf Fri 05-Nov-10 22:09:41

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MumblingClothDoll Fri 05-Nov-10 22:11:02

Yes...I would be interested too as my DC is due to do these this year too. Should I be prepping or something?

Ineed2 Fri 05-Nov-10 22:11:28

Please don't sadsad

Simbacatlives Fri 05-Nov-10 22:11:40

Why would you want them?

If you work in a school you will have them. I can see no possible other need for them.

MumblingClothDoll Fri 05-Nov-10 22:16:01

Ah....I se it's not something I should be thinking of...good. Thought I had missed aa boat there for a mo!

Simbacatlives Fri 05-Nov-10 22:17:24

No you should not prep or do anything.

Sometimes I have come across children who will say- I have done this at home (a test). They may get higher marks in that test because they have seen it but it then will be of no use as it's a distorted assessment.

Ks1 is actually teacher assessment which can then be supported by a test.

You will be adding uneccessary stress to your child. Ks1 sats are not a big thing- in many schools they are very much and quite rightly played down so that it is not a big thing.

If your child is thinking about sats at this time in y2 I think it is quite worrying.

Catilla Fri 05-Nov-10 22:18:24

I'm interested in what's in them. Genuinely curious.

edam Fri 05-Nov-10 22:18:58

Pixie, Mumbling and Simba are correct. Ds's class didn't even realise they were doing SATS which is just as it should be. (And FWIW the results for ds's school were v. good, as usual.)

MumblingClothDoll Fri 05-Nov-10 22:20:33

I thought it was for the teachers? Ours told us that the kids won't know they are being tested and it's all fun...

footballsgalore Fri 05-Nov-10 22:22:23

Please don't prep for KS1 SAT's. They are merely a guide for the school to measure your child's progress over their next four years at Primary School. If you drill them to pass the test they may well get 'good' results in the SAT's. But this could hamper them later, as they will then be expected to keep that rate of progress until Year six. Kind of giving them a false score IYSWIM.

To answer your question OP, I don't think you can download them but places like WHSmith often have books which give you a guide. HTH smile

stoatsrevenge Fri 05-Nov-10 22:26:58

Y2 published levels are teacher's assessments NOT test results. There is no reason to look at the test papers at all. Ask the teacher for consolidation work if you want to do something at home.

Feenie Fri 05-Nov-10 22:29:00

You all beat me to it this time! grin

NotAnotherChinHair Sat 06-Nov-10 07:31:06

Morning everyone. Okay so my genuine intention is not to prep my DS at all, I do now understand the purpose of these tests (I think confused). Academically I don't even have to worry about his performance (again, not that sats are about HIS performance)BUT, my DS tends to rush through the questions, doesn't read what he's being asked to do in the first place, misses some questions altogether, or misinterprets what he is supposed to do. I feel he could do with the practice quite rankly. So, any suggestions out there?

NotAnotherChinHair Sat 06-Nov-10 07:31:44

frankly blush

Lydwatt Sat 06-Nov-10 07:50:32

Have you tried the letts work books? My dd is in y1 and has really wanted to do extra work at home (honestly her choice!!!!) so I found Letts fun learning series for a variety of ages around Key stage 1.
Try this link for one on amazon and you can see others further down the page.

hope this helps!

Lydwatt Sat 06-Nov-10 07:52:29

ps, I don't know how close they are to the SATS but I think they will help your ds to practise questons...

IndigoBell Sat 06-Nov-10 08:46:43

They will go over how to do them in school.

You really really don't need to worry.

Nor will his test mark be his KS1 SATs score.

If the teacher knows he does much better in class than he did in the test she will give him the better score. Conversely if he doesn't do as well in class as he did on his SATS she can't give him the better score.

Feenie Sat 06-Nov-10 10:18:45

Indigobell is right again - many pieces of evidence are required to award a certain level, and the teacher will know exactly which level he is working at because her judgement will have to be backed up several times over.

claig Sat 06-Nov-10 12:55:40

Brightminds have free SATS papers for KS1.
I'm not sure, but you may need to register with them. Try this page

www.brightminds.co.uk/publish.asp?what=sats&page=1

claig Sat 06-Nov-10 13:11:00

Here's another site, probably with the same papers. But you need to register to gain access

www.satsguide.co.uk/sats_past_papers_20002009.htm

NotAnotherChinHair Sat 06-Nov-10 15:38:15

Thank you Lydwatt and Claig, I'll look those up.

My ds is one of 29 in his class and as great as his teacher is, he simply doesn't get 1 to 1 attention to really work on reading the questions properly, double-checking his answers and making sure all sections have been completed.

I think for this reason it is a good idea to get him some practice on actual test papers.
Cheers.

IndigoBell Sat 06-Nov-10 15:49:45

The amount he will mature between now and May when SATS are normally taken is huge.

stoatsrevenge Sat 06-Nov-10 17:04:49

The level he will receive for reading will be 'supported' by the level he achieves in the SATs paper. It will be much more worth your while to go to the library to borrow some books, then share the books, extending his reading and his comprehension.

We don't even do practice papers any more... we just do loads and loads and loads of reading.

The teacher, I hope, will check that he's done all the questions, and send him back to complete it if he hasn't. These children are only 6 and 7 years old. It's not a GCSE! grin

ALSO... and on a far more serious note. The government no longer supplies new SATs papers, so it would be very likely that your son will do a paper he is given for his end of year assessment. This completely invalidates the assessment process.

Read and share books... that's the only way to improve reading and comprehension.

NotAnotherChinHair Sat 06-Nov-10 19:09:12

Very good points IndigoBell and Stoatsrevenge; thank you.

uberdadof5 Mon 09-Jan-12 13:20:36

KS1 SATs are available http://www.st-josephs-pickering.n-yorks.sch.uk/past_test_papers.htm or http://www.freepastpapers.co.uk but as you have all said, the kids at KS1 are really a little too young for the tests to be taken too seriously.

I've always been a big advocate for formal testing (personally my school used to examine pupils from 7 years old twice per year) but at KS1...informal or internal testing is useful, but full on formal, externally assessed tests...sorry it's a little too young to ever be useful for the kids or really even the school.

Interestingly though, I remember there was always a strong correlation between the kids whose parents positively encouraged homework and preparation to success in SATs. The kids we (as teachers) knew who were smart but who had busy or indifferent parents would not necessarily shine.

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