Year 6 Bar modelling seems to have become more popular recently, and there's a whole series of questions that are designed to encourage students to use this technique. The idea is that bar models help students to visualise word problems, and importantly, decide which operations to use. A bar model is a pictorial representation of a 'reasoning' question, and allows children … [Read more...]

## Year 6 SATS – Arithmetic and Reasoning Quick Tests

Year 6 SATS are changing to include arithmetic and reasoning papers. ... and there's a whole range of resources available, from to DofE papers to various companies producing tests. Ever heard of 'Not as we know it*,' 'Puma' or 'Pixl?' * Yes, really. Coming to a school near you, very soon. It seems never ending, although like a lot of 'educational initiatives,' it'll … [Read more...]

## One Million YouTube Views!

Wow! One million YouTube views.. and counting. Actually, by the time I wrote this post, the counter had got to 1,017,479 ish. It's been an interesting journey, from the out of focus early attempts - to the slightly better quality recent videos. The best part, however, are the comments from (so far) 2809 subscribers. I can't say that they hang on to my every word, but … [Read more...]

## Help with Year 6 SATS maths vocabulary

It's easy to assume that a student knows the meaning of all the words used in the Year 6 SATS maths vocabulary.. ... but, just in case, here's a list of some of the more common maths terms used. These have been taken from SATS papers 2001 - 2013. I hope they are useful and please do let me know if I've missed any! Angles Angles are formed when 2 straight lines meet at a … [Read more...]

## Level 6 maths SATS

Level 6 maths SATS have been re-introduced .. ... in order to stretch the most able primary school students. The level 6 maths SAT tests were actually in use until around 2002, although slightly different and lasting 30 minutes each! These papers will give you some indication of the level required (I'll post the answers at some future date :-) ): 2001 Level 6 … [Read more...]