Tes Editorial

Five tips to get your pupils ready for Sats

Teachers can use the TV show Walking With Dinosaurs as a way to 'hide' Sats revision

It’s officially silly season, or as others may know it: Sats. This week, key stage 2 leader Lucy Moss shared her five tips to make sure that, this time, the lead up to the tests is more successful than silly.

1. It’s about the team, not individuals

Work hard but play hard, too. Smash through the exercises in the morning and then play a game that’s quick and crazy. It’s about building team spirit.

2. Collective staff responsibility

Sats are not just the responsibility of Year 6 staff: everyone should pitch in.

3. Don’t single kids out

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