11-year-olds face new grammar test in Sats

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Sats tests have been overhauled

More than half a million 11-year-olds in England will sit a new grammar, spelling and punctuation test next week.

The new test is part of the national tests, known as Sats, taken by children in their final year of primary school.

Pupils will be asked to spot adverbs, nouns, adjectives and pronouns.

And they will have to spell words that are often misspelt, including “separate”, “preferred” and “necessary”.

The government has released specimen questions.

Can you pass the test?

Q: Circle all the adverbs in the sentence below:

Excitedly, Dan opened the heavy lid. He paused briefly and looked at the treasure.

A: excitedly; briefly

Q: A prefix is a letter or a group of letters added to the beginning of a word to make a new word. For example: ‘unhappy’

Put a prefix at the beginning of each word to make it mean the…

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