# 11 Activities That’ll Help Students Gain Confidence for Maths SATs

With the 2017 SATs slowly crawling up behind us, we thought we’d give you some helpful support in helping your students gain confidence for their Maths test.

We’ve picked out a set of 11 Upper Key Stage 2 Maths Activities for Year 6 students that’ll help prepare them for the types of questions they’re likely to be asked – what’s more, each of the Activities cover important mathematical concepts, including number, measure and geometry – so they’re great to be learning or revising with.

• Recommended by our Education Team: who have a lot of experience in primary school teaching.
• Engaging and enjoyable: to encourage a valuable learning experience, not to mention super fun too!
• Curriculum-mapped: all the content on EducationCity is mapped to the curriculum so your students have fantastic resources to get prepared with for the tests.

## So… check out the Activities and don’t forget to log in to try them out…

Captain Cod – Use decimal notation and place value.

• England: Year 5

Dancing Robot – Rapid recall of number facts and use known facts to derive unknown facts.

• England: Year 5
• Wales: Year 7

Puppy in the Window – Build and answer division problems.

• England: Year 5
• Scotland: Second *
• Wales: Year 5
• N. Ireland: P5 & P6

Juice Bar – Record and solve worded problems algebraically.

• England: Year 6
• Scotland: Second **
• Wales: Year 5 & 6
• N. Ireland: P6 & P7

Atlantic Pirates – Calculate angles in a circle and in a straight line.

• England: Year 5
• Scotland: Second ***
• Wales: Year 6
• N. Ireland: P7

Massive Measures – Converting between standard units of mass and capacity.

• England: Year 5
• Scotland: Second *
• Wales: Year 5
• N. Ireland: P6

Arcade Champion – Order and compare numbers up to 1,000,000 by recognising the value of each digit.

• England: Year 5
• Scotland: Second *
• Wales: Year 5 & 6
• N. Ireland: P6

Football Football – Draw where a shape will be after it has been reflected in a vertical or horizontal mirror line.

• England: Year 5
• Scotland: First ***
• Wales: Year 5 & 6
• N. Ireland: P6

High Rise – Calculate the perimeter and area of shapes made from rectangles.

• England: Year 5
• Scotland: Second ***
• Wales: Year 6
• N. Ireland: P7

Pigeon Race – Find fractions and percentages of numbers.

• England: Year 5
• Scotland: Second **
• Wales: Year 6
• N. Ireland: P6

Monster Mash – Position decimals with up to three places on a number line.

• England: Year 5
• Scotland: Second ***
• Wales: Year 6
• N. Ireland: P7

Many Activities come with peripheral content in the form of Learn Screens, Lesson Ideas, Teacher Notes, Activity Sheets and Activity Sheet Answers – so make sure you take a look at these too for even more practice!