Post-Sats projects for Year 6 classes

Helen Beevers
08th May 2019
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.

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

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

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

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

100 Book Projects Kids Enjoy! US Version

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

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)***

Please make sure to rate and leave feedback.
By LyndsDive

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

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