Updated: Apr 22, 2019
With just a few weeks to go, teachers in Year 6 may wish to consider analysis of previous KS2 Reading papers in order to prepare targeted lessons. The booklet attached to this blog has been designed to help teachers consider the type of preparation pupils are undertaking for KS2 Reading SATs, e.g. questions types, typical difficulties, points to watch out for.
Of course, the best preparation is high-quality teaching throughout the year, coupled with pupils thoroughly enjoying and consuming a large range of fiction and non-fiction texts both in school and out of school, plus a deep and rich curriculum! There should be natural overlaps between quality first teaching and testing, e.g. inference is a key comprehension skill and therefore its importance extends well beyond being able to answer test questions.
For example, even in KS1 the retrieval questions require interpretation.
A similar example in KS2...
Download PDF booklet analysing the KS2 SATs papers and providing some thinking points on particular question types.
You may also wish to download booklets exploring the KS2 GPS paper and KS2 Mathematics paper: