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The new SATs for KS1 (which your child will sit aged 7) consist of the following:

Arithmetic Paper

This paper tests children on the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division).  Children will be asked questions similar to the following: 6 + 7, 18 + 10, 28 - 6, 56 - 30, 5 x 5, 12 ÷ 2.  They may also be given questions involving adding three separate numbers, or number sentences with gaps, for example: 7 + ___ = 12.  They will also be asked questions on fractions such as: 1/2 of 40 and 3/4 of 12.

It is expected that children will take about 20 minutes to do this test, but it is not strictly timed.  There are a total of 25 marks in this test.

Reasoning Paper

This paper tests children on their ability to read word problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division and work out how to answer them.  They will also be given questions on fractions, measurement, geometry and statistics.

It is expected that children will take about 35 minutes to do this test, but it is not strictly timed.  There are a total of 35 marks in this test.