KS1 SATS Prep with Letts

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The start of the second half of the spring term at school signals a countdown to an array of statutory testing for many children – be it the Phonics Screening Check in Year 1, or SATs in Years 2 and 6.  The validity and benefit of each of these tests is of course a post in itself but if you have children preparing for tests later this year it stands to reason that you will want them to feel prepared and able to do their best.

This year, Chloe will take her Year 2 SATs – and I don’t expect this to phase her at all if I’m honest – her school don’t put huge amounts of pressure on their six and seven year olds and the tests are simply treated as “jobs” to do.  And, whilst I do want her to do her very best and will be pleased if this is rewarded with high scores, in reality I know that the results of the tests mean very little to the individual child.

Essentially “revising” for the Key Stage 1 SATs test isn’t something I would particularly advocate, however there is nothing wrong with doing extra work at home to reinforce what is being taught at school!  I know I loved a good workbook when I was younger and Chloe is much the same.  She was genuinely excited when I presented her with the Letts KS1 SATS Success Revision Guides for Maths and English.

KS1 SATs prep with Letts

The books are very much ‘revision’ guides, giving you a brief overview of the different topics your child is expected to know by the end of Key Stage 1.  The books are filled with tips and tricks to help your child to understand and remember the important bits of each topic alongside helpful suggestions of ways in which you can further reinforce this as a parent.  Each page also features key word definitions which as well as being helpful for your child, could be a complete lifesaver for you as a parent – things in education are so different now compared to when we were at school and the technical language our children learn can be a bit mind-blowing at times.

Lett KS1 SATs revision guides

All the information is clear and concise and laid out in a child-friendly way so that, left to their own devices, your child could probably manage to work their way through a good chunk of the revision guides by themselves.  Of course, they would get far more out of them if you sat down together and did it though as this means that you can check their understanding and address any misconceptions as they arise.

Practice KS1 SATs test questions

Throughout the books there are opportunities for your child to practice and test their knowledge as well as practice SATs style questions to work on too meaning that you can both ensure your child is confident and prepared when May arrives so that the tests just feel like any other school job, nothing to get stressed about or panicked over.

Letts workbooks for KS1

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17 Comments

  1. February 20, 2018 / 9:00 am

    I’m already panicking a but about the Sats, even though I know our school doesn’t make them into a big deal and the kids don’t know they’re being ‘tested’ as such! These look like a really good resource to help support them though!

  2. February 20, 2018 / 9:14 am

    Oh wow I remember using Letts for my O levels back in the day! Made up for all kinds of lessons I had been mucking around in! I swear Letts actually got me my grades, great to hear they are still going and now for younger years too. #TriedTested

  3. February 20, 2018 / 9:40 am

    I love Letts books and buy them mostly through the summer holidays. I have also enter your giveaway #TriedTested

  4. February 20, 2018 / 9:46 am

    Crikey I could do with these for N. He does like a worksheet, but I’m worrying about him not actually wanting/bothering to read any of the questions. The teacher is worried about his maths because he’s really good at maths, but if he won’t or can’t read the questions he won’t be able to answer them. But he just doesn’t see doing work outside school as important so it’s a struggle to get him to actually do homework other than the odd maths worksheet. We’ve other workbooks but he gives up after doing 1 page. #triedtested

  5. February 20, 2018 / 10:18 am

    Letts produce great learning materials and these look and sound really great, I used to love these kinds of workbooks as a child 🙂

    #TriedTested

  6. February 20, 2018 / 10:21 am

    These books were recommended to me by my youngest girls teacher. She’ll be doing her SATs in a few months. Eek!

  7. February 20, 2018 / 11:02 am

    These look like a really good way to for children to show their parents how they are doing and for parents to help fill the gaps. Great for this age too when it can be presented as playing schools rather than extra pressure. #TriedTested

  8. February 20, 2018 / 1:30 pm

    I do love a good workbook and I think it’s great there’s a keyword guide so as a parent you look like you know a little bit about what you are talking about before resorting to google. Hope it all goes well #triedtested

  9. February 20, 2018 / 2:12 pm

    These are such great books. We don’t have these here, but these help massively if we did x #triedtested

  10. February 20, 2018 / 6:40 pm

    Max is only in reception, and Jacob is year 5, so no tests for us this year thankfully! However, Max loves doing extra ‘work’ at home, so we will be looking at these when the time is right. #TriedTested

  11. February 20, 2018 / 8:01 pm

    These look great, I am a little worried about my daughter been tested so young, but she is only 4 so we have a little time left before then.

  12. February 20, 2018 / 9:37 pm

    I think I could probably do with some KS2 ones for my eldest

  13. February 20, 2018 / 10:10 pm

    I remember these books from when I was at school! I’ll be honest I’m not looking forward to Olly taking the tests, not because I don’t think he’ll do well just he gets so anxious about things like this! Great resources for kids though

  14. February 21, 2018 / 9:04 pm

    Letts are so easy to trust and so long-established – remember loving their revision guides back in the day and they served me well as I got great results. Lovely giveaway too! #TriedandTested

  15. February 26, 2018 / 4:37 pm

    My son did no preparation at home for his Yr 2 SATs last year as I had no concerns. These books look great for using as summer work books to get Year 2s ready to start junior school #triedtested

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