Education expert James Clements explains what the KS2 SATs are, how scaled scores work, and what you can expect to hear from your child’s school.
Blog posts for: Year 6
In Year 6, your child will use addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division in calculations. Help your child at home with our activities and advice.
In Year 6, your child will solve lots of problems involving fractions, decimals, and percentages. They will simplify and multiply fractions.
Find out what will be expected of your child in maths in Year 6 at primary school, as they prepare for their Key Stage 2 SATs.
Education expert James Clements runs through everything you need to keep your child’s reading skills developing during the school lockdown.
Find out how reading comprehension is taught throughout primary school, and take a look at our books, advice, and free activities to help at home.
Find out how Oxford Levels and levelled readers can support and develop your child’s reading skills even after they’ve learned how to read.
A guide to grammar and literacy terms used in schools, with definitions, how-to videos, and practice activities. From adverbials to conjunctions.
A guide to grammar and literacy terms used in schools, with definitions, how-to videos, and practice activities. From modal verbs to pure sounds.
Education expert James Clements talks about how children who are already confident readers can get the most out of their reading.
Learning times tables can be fun! Help your child learn their times tables with our free top tips, videos, quizzes and worksheets.
Find out what children will learn in spelling, grammar, punctuation and writing at school in Year 6, as they prepare for their Key Stage 2 SATs.
In Year 6, your child will read and make pie charts and line graphs. They will also calculate and interpret mean averages from sets of data.
What can we do to help our children to make progress over the term ahead? James Clements shares his tips to help boost skills and knowledge.
In Year 6, your child will find missing values using ratios. They will solve ratio problems involving percentages, pie charts, multiplication, and division.
Building confidence in maths early on will pay back many times over. Get tips for developing your child’s mental arithmetic skills.
Have fun practising your maths skills with these games, activity sheets, and videos.
In Year 6, your child will use formulae to calculate area and volume, will convert between units of measurement, and will solve tricky measurement problems.
Considering applying for your local grammar or independent school? Find out more about the 11+ exam and how you can help your child prepare at home.
In Year 6, your child will start using simple formulae, will describe number sequences using letters as symbols, and will find unknowns in an equation.
In Year 6, your child will know numbers up to 10,000,000 and will round integers to any degree of accuracy. Help at home with our advice and activities.
Get involved with National Numeracy Day 2021 and help your child’s confidence grow, with our top tips and free maths activities.
Keeping your child’s screen time manageable can be tricky, especially at the moment. Education expert James Clements gives us his top tips.
In Year 6, your child will draw and build shapes using information about length and angles. They will plot points and shapes on a full coordinate grid, and will translate and reflect shapes.
Science at primary school is practical and exciting. Children love the chance to learn through being totally hands-on and finding things out for themselves — the perfect way to understand the world around them.
Education expert James Clements talks about the lessons we can learn from teachers about helping your child to learn at home.
Find out all about the Key Stage 2 SATs grammar, punctuation, and spelling (SPaG) test. Take a look at our advice, activities, and books to help your child.
Once your child has mastered decoding, it can be liberating to choose whatever books they like – but there are still benefits to structured reading schemes.
Flummoxed by fractions? Dismayed by decimals? Perplexed by percentages? Get tips for exploring these tricky concepts at home.
11+ tutor and writer Michellejoy Hughes explains how using the short Bond 10 Minute Tests can really help with structuring summer revision for the 11+
Find out what will be expected of your child in the KS2 SATs taken at the end of Year 6, and how you can support them at home.
Advice from James Clements about how you can help your child to do their very best in the KS2 national tests, and how the assessments can be approached so that they’re a positive experience for everyone involved.
Education expert and writer James Clements explains what your child would be learning at school, and how we can use (or not use) the curriculum at home.
The Key Stage 2 SATs in Year 6 can seem daunting for you and your child. Find out how to help your child get ready for SATs with these expert tips.
Money isn’t everything, but being ‘good with money’ is undoubtedly a useful life skill. Read Fiona Lazenby’s top tips for practising using money with your child.
11+ tutor and writer Michellejoy Hughes explains what the exam involves, how marking works, and what you can do to help your child prepare.
Find out all about the Key Stage 2 SATs maths test. Take a look at our advice, activities, videos, and books to help support your child.
Once your child has mastered phonics and word-reading, where do they go next? Here are our ideas to keep your 7–11-year-old’s reading skills developing.
Find out what to expect in Year 6 at primary school as your child prepares for their Key Stage 2 SATs and the transition to secondary school.
James Clements shares his advice on how we can work together with teachers to help our children be happy and confident at school, and gives his tips on getting the most out of parents’ evening.
Education expert and writer James Clements talks about the importance of reading to your child to boost their educational success in all sorts of ways.
Practise handwriting by writing a thank you letter to someone who has helped you during lockdown – like a teacher, a family member, or a healthcare worker.
Maths expert Louise Pennington shares her advice for developing your child’s maths skills during school closures by exploring maths in the real world.
Educational expert and writer James Clements gives his 3 top tips of how to get started with teaching your child at home.
Education expert and writer James Clements suggests 6 practical things you get get ready over the weekend for next week’s learning at home.
Prepare your children for the Key Stage 2 SATs with Bond SATs Skills workbooks, developing core maths, comprehension and English skills.
Education expert James Clements shares his ideas for keeping the children busy – in a constructive way – when you need to be getting on with something.
Maths expert Andrew Jeffrey shares five easy-to-implement strategies that can make a positive difference to our children’s maths learning at home.
Find out all about the Key Stage 2 SATs reading test. Take a look at our advice, activities, videos, and books to help support your child.
Tackle common reading problems with our expert advice on supporting struggling readers, engaging reluctant readers, and encouraging boys to pick up a book.
Mathemagician Andrew Jeffrey suggests ways you can support your child’s maths development at home without needing to be an expert.
Answers to the Oxford School Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar Dictionary activity sheets.
Answer questions about these common maths terms.
Don’t have Numicon shapes at home? Download, print, and cut out these free Numicon shapes.
Practise your times tables knowledge with this quick quiz. Answer 10 questions about the 2, 5 and 10 times tables.
Practise your times tables knowledge with this quick quiz. Answer 15 questions about the 2, 5 and 10 times tables.
Practise your times tables knowledge with this quick quiz. Answer 25 questions about the 2, 5 and 10 times tables.
Answers to the Oxford Primary Illustrated Maths Dictionary activity sheets.
Year 6 | Age 10–11. Practise adding loops to descenders and joining break letters, to develop an individual handwriting style.
Answers to the Oxford Primary Illustrated Science Dictionary activity sheets.
Answers to the activity sheets from Nelson Grammar.
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