Are you looking for a way to help your child cope with the new demanding SATs syllabus? This revision guide has been tailored to the new government curriculum and contains ALL of the biology knowledge your child will need to pass their test, as well as a huge amount of practice questions to hone their exam technique and track their progress.
- Contains 120 pages of revision content and practice questions;
- Adheres to the brand new national curriculum;
- Filled with engaging content presented by our team of superhero characters!
- Is very visually stimulating and filled with pictures;
- Chapters are clearly presented and modules are easily navigated;
- Has information about the exams and guidance for parents.
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KEY STAGE 2 SATs
The new KS2 SATs are designed to gauge your child’s progress in English, maths and science, and monitor the academic progress of their school year as a whole. The science SATs are the newest ones, so it is important to be aware of the aims and methods of this previously unseen assessment.
KS2 Science is Easy: Biology contains an 8-point guide for parents, talking you through all you need to know to help you child as much as you can. The SATs are a stressful and challenging time for children and parents alike, so it can do no harm to equip yourself for the task and be as prepared as possible!
The new KS2 Science SATs will test that your child can demonstrate the following:
- Basic knowledge within the module topics by answering a mixture of simple and more complicated written and practical questions;
- Understanding how to work scientifically – including interpreting results and making sure tests are performed fairly;
- Ability to group things together based on properties or features.
SAMPLE PRACTICE QUESTIONS
Anil needs your help!
Label this diagram of a flower using the following choices:
Answer the following questions about diet:
a) Why do animals (including humans) need food?
b) Why is it important to have a balanced diet?
c) What should you not have too much of in your diet?
d) What types of food should you eat the most of in your diet?
In the box are the names of 12 animals and insects. Below the box is a table with three columns, titled ‘Skeleton’, ‘Exoskeleton’ and ‘No Skeleton’. Help Anil sort the animals into the correct columns!
Anil needs your help! He is writing a letter to a company that wants to build a factory on land where there is currently a forest, but he has left some gaps in his writing. He wants to let the company know that he disagrees with their decision to build there as it would badly affect the local wildlife.
Help Anil by filling in the gaps in his letter:
I am writing to let you know that the people of Verdant Valley are not happy with your decision to build a factory here. Cutting down trees will destroy the ____________ of far too many animals, including insects, mammals and birds. This would mean that huge numbers of animals would die, because they would not be able to find ____________ or ____________.
Humans have a great effect on the ____________ around us, so it is our duty to make sure that it is protected and animals can survive. If one animal dies out, this can cause many others in its food chain to also ____________, and we can’t let this happen. Finally, a factory would releases harmful ___________ into the atmosphere, which will harm everything from plants to humans. Thank you for reading this letter, and please reconsider your plans.
ANSWERS TO SAMPLE QUESTIONS
1. Flower 2. Stem 3. Leaves 4. Roots
a) Animals and humans need to eat in order to get nutrients like vitamins and minerals, protein, and fibre into their bodies. Their bodies need these nutrients to keep their organs working, repair their bodies, and move. Unlike plants, their bodies cannot produce food themselves, so they need to find food in the world around them.
b) It is important to have a balanced diet to make sure the body gets enough of all the types of nutrients it needs to be healthy, and not too much of potentially unhealthy things like fats and sugars.
c) You should not have too much of anything in your diet, but especially not things like fat, sugar, salt, or carbohydrates.
d) You should eat foods high in vitamins and minerals the most, as these are the most beneficial nutrients for your body. These are found mostly in vegetables, as well as fruit.
I am writing to let you know that the people of Verdant Valley are not happy with your decision to build a factory here. Cutting down trees will destroy the habitats of far too many animals, including insects, mammals and birds. This would mean that huge numbers of animals would die, because they would not be able to find food or shelter.
Humans have a great effect on the environment around us, so it is our duty to make sure that it is protected and animals can survive. If one animal dies out, this can cause many others in its food chain to also die out, and we can’t let this happen. Finally, a factory would releases harmful fumes into the atmosphere, which will harm everything from plants to humans. Thank you for reading this letter, and please reconsider your plans.
INVEST IN YOUR CHILD’S FUTURE
KS2 Science is Easy: Biology will give your child everything they need to know in order pass their Science SATs exams. Presented in a fun and engaging way, with a huge number of practice questions, this is the only guide you will need to buy to cover all things biology in the KS2 SATs syllabus.
YOU CAN DO IT!