Post-Sats projects for Year 6 classes

Sian Evans
09th May 2018
Light bulb idea symbolising post-sats projects for year 6 pupils after Sats with cross curricular projects and resources for core subjects

Reward your hard-working pupils with these project ideas, selected to make your post-Sats lessons stimulating, enjoyable and memorable

After months and months of hard work, stress-levels can return to normal as both you and your class enjoy the rest of the summer term. These weeks are a great opportunity to inject an element of fun, creativity and imagination into core subjects, as well as those foundation subjects that may have received less attention this year. 

To get you started, we’ve selected a handful of subject-specific and cross-curricular projects, designed to keep learners engaged, challenged and motivated until the end of term.

Core subject projects

Following plenty of practice papers and lots revision, projects are the ideal way to reward pupils while keeping their brains in gear. Kick-off your post-examinations adventures with this selection literacy schemes, maths tasks and scientific investigations, designed to keep lessons stimulating right up until the end of term.

The Island Project creative writing mini-scheme

A 6-lesson mini scheme of work, ‘The Island Project’ is a creative writing scheme that imagines the students have been stranded on a deserted island. Written in the form of journal entries, this scheme allows students to develop their creative writing skills, understand how to build descriptions and write to persuade and inform.

Lessons are fully planned with a starter and learning objective. There is opportunity for peer assessment at the end of each lesson to encourage further development.

File in this resource: The Island Project - PowerPoint of all lessons.

By sae5

100 Book Projects Kids Enjoy!

100 Book Projects and Activities you can have your students do to accompany the books they have read and to foster a love of reading. A list of ideas to get you started on having a fun year sharing about fiction and nonfiction books.
By Happyedugator

Smarties Investigation Booklet

An investigation centred around Smarties which uses a wide variety of mathematical concepts. An ideal project for post-SATs numeracy.
By Brentt

Maths mini-project "Smoothies" - (ideal year 6 after SATs)

A fun Maths Project based around smoothies, contains 5 lesson ideas which could be extended further over 2 weeks and also linked in with healthy eating.

Pupils work in pairs or teams:
-Split into teams and discuss the skills required

  • Calculate costings with proportion and division -which is best value? (can link in with supermarket offers)
    -Complete an optional practical measuring out (requires juice/squash and water and measuring equipment) (could link in with converting units)
    -Design a product and advertise (option to make video ad and link with persuasive writing)
    -Create a net of the product - (could link in with volume/surface area)
  • Complete reasoning problems with a smoothie theme based on recipes and proportion
    Perfect for a summer term project and ideal year 6 after SATs.

This resource contains a powerpoint with answers and printable sheets.

By ambowers2

Rockets Teacher Guide

Few classroom topics generate as much excitement as rockets. The scientific, technological, engineering and mathematical foundations of rocketry provide exciting classroom opportunities for authentic hands-on, minds-on experimentation. The activities and lesson plans contained in this educator guide emphasize hands-on science, prediction, data collection and interpretation, teamwork, and problem solving. The guide also contains background information about the history of rockets and basic rocket science.
By NASAeducation

Air Rocket Investigation

Using our rocket template, students build an air rocket that is launched with a drinking straw. They then investigate what factors will affect the distance the air rocket travels.
By The British Interplanetary Society

Cross-curricular projects

Now is the perfect time to reacquaint learners with some of the foundation subjects they may have been missing during exam season. From trying to survive on a desert island to creating superhero comic strips, surely there’s no better way to ensure that your summer lessons continue to engage pupils?

Year 6 Superheroes Project - Planning!

This is plan for a Cross curricular unit of work on Superheroes. Please see my other uploaded resources for a Superhero themed Maths plan. We are using this post-SATs.

By flookbird

Unit 5D Cake Booklet linked to WW2 topic

A 20 page booklet designed for children to follow through each lesson when adapting a wartime cake recipe The DT project is linked to our topic on WW2 but could be carried out without this link. Fonts used are Cooper Black and HfW cursive, the pages may need adjusting if you don't have these fonts installed but should be easily adapted
By g3mmalina

Recycled Paper Project

This is a presentation used for students on a skills day. Includes lots of ideas for recycling paper into art, craft and Jewellery.
By loutyler77

Enterprise Project For Years 5 and 6

This 5 page projects guides the children through the process of generating an idea for a business and then discovering whether it is profitable. It has a strong maths focus, but ends with the children having to create a presentation for potential investors.

This could be completed in class over several lessons or be given as homework.

Visit for free teaching resources.
By davlae

The Band Project - for Upper KS2 or KS3

This would be perfect for the end of year (perhaps after testing) and the children really enjoy it. The basic idea is that the children take an existing song and change the lyrics. They then sing it to the karaoke version of the song which can easily be obtained from YouTube. This project guides them through the whole process.

Visit for free teaching resources.
By davlae

STEM: Island Survival CCSS

This is my brand new STEM packet for 5th grade, all about Island Survival. This packet is a 4 week long activity, designed around 3 different experiments that tie in the Common Core Standards. The experiments include:

Designing and Building a Water Filtration System
Growing Seeds in Soil and Water using Fresh Water and Salt Water
Building a Raft

Students will also be required to document their progress through photos and video, so that they can create a multimedia presentation at the end of the project.

***These activities also require additional materials which are easy to come by:
Plastic water bottles (4 per group)
Plastic soda bottles (1 per group)
Plastic cups (16 per group)
Small rocks (2-3 cups per group)
Sand (2-3 cups per group)
Old t-shirts (1 per group)
Dirt (1 large Ziploc bag per group)
Variety of edible plant seeds, at least 8 different kinds (tomato, lettuce, etc…)
Salt (1 large container per group)
Sticks (10 per group)
String (1 roll per group)
Roll of plastic trash bags (1 bag per group)
Duct tape (1 roll per group)
Foam pool noodles (1 per group)
Poster board (1 per group)
Rubber bands (5-10 per group)
A container large enough to hold water for testing floatation (ideally 1 per group but can be just 1 for the class)***

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By LyndsDive

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