Heron Cross Primary School
Grove Road, Heron Cross
Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 4LJ

Tel: 01782 233565

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SATs Information


Morning Year 6 . . . a very different Monday to the one we had started to prepare for !  

We would have enjoyed a delicious breakfast in the Community Room and listened to the radio or chatted away to our friends.  You would have each had a new pencil case with all of your stationery in.  The year group would have dispersed to various rooms around the school and the tests would have started.  Afterwards you would have enjoyed an extended break before back to class for some revision games and quizzes.  SAT's week at Heron Cross has always been a positive experience as we try our best in the tests but remember that there is much more to each and everyone of us than those results.  

I have seen this little poem on the internet and thought it sums up exactly how we are all feeling.

To the class of 2020

As SATS week arrives it is not quite the same,

The tests that were printed this year never came,

The displays all still up; walls full of Maths 'rules',

But Year 6 is very different, at present, in schools.


For some of you, happiness, lots of relief,

For others a sigh of pure disbelief,

That you worked really hard in advance of this week,

Expected and Greater Depth marks you did seek.


Algebra, fractions, the times tables drills,

Inference, retrieval, in-depth reading skills,

Past present, progressive...and all the SPAG terms,

You've practised and mastered them over the years.


Fear not though, the SATS, yes, won't happen this term,

But remember tests don't measure everything you learn,

Primary subjects are varied; you've always tried your best,

And many of those skills that you've gained can't be defined by a test.


So, here at Heron Cross, you've made us so proud,

We sit here with pride and we shout this out loud...

"Year 6 you amaze us, you've come incredibly far...

And we don't need a test to see how amazing you are!"


xxx Mrs Rathbone, Miss Townsend, Mrs Buttery, Mrs Sanders and Mrs Shenton xxx




Year 6 SATs take place week beginning Monday May 11th 2020.  It is important that your child is in school and completes each assessment; some secondary schools base the ‘setting’ of the pupils on these results.


Monday May 11th 2020


Grammar/Punctuation- 45 minutes

Test- Spelling- 20 minutes

Tuesday May 12th 2020


Reading Test- 60 minutes


Wednesday May 13th 2020


Maths Paper 1 (Arithmetic)- 30 minutes

Maths Paper 2 (Reasoning)- 40 minutes

Thursday May 14th 2020


Maths Paper 3 (Reasoning)- 40 minutes



The Year 6 staff intend to do a number of SATs workshops over the year:

  • Wednesday 20th November 4.00 pm – 4.45 pm – general information regarding the different tests and the organisation of the week
  • Wednesday 29th January 4.00 pm – 4.45 pm – Maths
  • Wednesday 4th March 4.00 pm – 4.45 pm – SPaG (spellings and grammar)
  • Wednesday 1st April 4.00 pm – 4.45 pm - Reading