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Year 2 SATs Papers: Practice Pack – A Dragon at Number Eight

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This KS1 SATs papers resource pack provides opportunities for year 2 pupils to develop comprehension and writing skills in preparation for SATs and end-of-year assessments.

It is part of a collection of resources, covering a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts, and includes a model text with questions and answers, plus a fully resourced writing task. A PowerPoint is also provided.

This primary resource pack includes:

  • Teacher slides PowerPoint
    These display the reading comprehension paper and could be used during whole-class or guided reading. There’s also a ‘Let’s Get Writing!’ activity linked to the comprehension text
  • Reading comprehension paper
    With examples of SATs-style questions, and an answer sheet
  • Word mat to support writing task
    Containing key words linked to the comprehension text that pupils may need for the ‘Let’s Get Writing!’ task
  • ‘A Dragon at Number Eight’ short story
    To share with pupils during reading sessions, so that the text can be read without the comprehension questions
  • Teacher’s notes

National Curriculum English programme of study links


  • To write for different purposes
  • Planning or saying out loud what they are going to write about
  • Writing down ideas and / or key words, including new vocabulary
  • Re-reading to check that their writing makes sense ...
  • Proof-reading to check for errors in spelling, grammar and punctuation


  • Continue to apply phonic knowledge and skills as a route to decode words
  • Read accurately by blending sounds in words that contain the graphemes taught so far, especially recognising alternative sounds for graphemes
  • Read accurately words of two or more syllables ...
  • Checking the text makes sense to them as they read and correct inaccurate reading
  • Making inferences on the basis of what is being said and done
  • Answering and asking questions

  • Teacher notes
  • Whole text
  • PowerPoint
  • Question and answer sheets
  • Let's Get Writing activity,Word mat
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