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Key Stage 2 SATs Reading Practice Paper

In this practice paper, students will complete a timed assessment in the style of a Key Stage 2 SATs Reading paper.

'Key Stage 2 SATs Reading Practice Paper' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   SATs Practice Papers

Curriculum subtopic:   Reading Practice Papers

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

This is a practice Reading paper in the style of a Key Stage 2 National Test.

 

This is an assessment with a variety of Reading questions.

Some are multiple-choice and some will require you to type in an answer.

 

In the real Key Stage 2 National Test, you will write your answers in a special test booklet, normally in a box or space.

At EdPlace, you will use the computer to enter your answers in the spaces provided. 

 

At the start of each question, there will be a set of instructions which you will need to apply until further instruction.

 

You should work quickly and carefully through the questions. 

 

The timer is set for 60 minutes for this practice paper, although you can keep working after the timer has run out.

There are 39 questions. 

This means that you should aim for no more than 1 minute per question and hopefully, as you become more confident, less than 1 minute.

 

You may find some of the questions difficult.

If you are struggling to answer a question do not waste time on it, but move onto the next question.

 

Disclaimer:

We have no affiliation to the Standards and Testing Agency (STA) and these questions represent our own unique content developed by EdPlace Key Stage 2 Maths authors.

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What is the main purpose of the bee?

[1]

To help the ecosystem

To produce fruit

To make honey

To be sociable

To pollinate

 

Which word in the second paragraph means the same as essential?

[1]

Vital

Common

Main

Pollinate

Entire

 

Which three of the following words could be used to describe all bees, according to the text? 

[1]

Sociable

Large

Necessary

Tricky

Colourful

 

How many types of bumblebee are there in the UK?

[1]

250

50-500

255

25

25,000

 

What do bees transport during pollination?

[1]

 

Match the following words with their meanings, as used in the text. 

[1]

Column A

Column B

Colony
Purpose
Uncommon
Sleeps
Species
Type
Role
Rare
Hibernates
Group or family

 

Find and copy a word from the text which describes the gender of the 'worker' bees?

[1]

 

Why is it 'lucky' that bees produce so much honey?

 

Choose two answers.

[1]

For bees to use as food in the winter months

For the hive to visit flowers

For humans to harvest and eat

For bees to have energy to fly 55,000 miles

For other animals to eat

 

How long does the Queen bee live for?

[1]

 

According to the text, why would you be unlikely to find a wild honey bee colony in the UK nowadays?

[1]

Because Honey bees became extinct centuries ago

Because it is dangerous for bees to live in the wild

Because honey bees in the UK have been domesticated for more than 100 years

Because humans like to eat honey on their toast

Because wild honey bees are good at hiding

 

Which type of bee is affected by CCD?

 

And what impact does this have on the colony?

 

Explain this in your own words.

[2]

 

How serious is CCD in the UK?

 

Choose two examples from the text to back up your opinion.

[2]

 

The text uses two examples of bullet-pointed lists. 

 

How do these two lists differ in:

a. Content and purpose?

b. Formality?

 

Explain how you know this.

[2]

 

What is the meaning of the word 'perturbed' as it is used in this text?

[1]

Lamented

Concerned

Curious

Delighted

Terrified

 

Who or what is 'Nana' in the text?

[1]

Parent

Boy

Girl

Dog

Star

 

Match the words from the text with their meanings.

[1]

Column A

Column B

Guard
Trembled
Nameless
Unknown
Quivered
Look after
Fastened
Twinkled
Winked
Locked

 

How many children are mentioned in the passage?

[1]

 

What is the fairy wearing, according to the passage?

[1]

Leaf

Bells

Stars

Skeletons

Lights

 

Which of the following are examples of personification?

[1]

Rummaged the wardrobe

The breathing of the little stars

Turned every pocket inside out

Deftly not to soil their shoes

The smallest of all the stars ... screamed out

 

What was next to the children's beds?

[1]

Some night-lights

Some drawers

A wardrobe

Peter's shadow

A window

 

Find and copy a noun phrase from the text which tells us what Tinkerbell is searching for. 

[1]

 

Who or what wishes that the night-lights could stay awake?

[1]

Michael

Wendy

The author

Tinkerbell

The stars

 

How do you think Wendy is feeling when she speaks to Peter?

Choose three options.

[1]

Curious

Scared

Impressed

Bored

Confident

 

What do you think Peter's relationship is with Tinkerbell the fairy?

 

Give an example from the text to back up your answer.

[2]

 

Some readers believe that Peter is a selfish character.

 

Why would they think this? Explain the reasons using examples from the text.

[3]

 

What impressions do you get of Wendy's character and upbringing from this extract?

[3]

 

Find and copy a word which means widespread.

[1]

 

Match the following words from the text with their synonyms or close synonyms. 

[1]

Column A

Column B

Vaccinations
Injections
Consider
Important
Regularly
Think
Key
Often
Adage
Proverb

 

Which three things does the text advise you to discuss with the breeder before you collect your puppy?

[1]

Vaccinations

Food and diet

Socialisation

Toilet training

Obedience training

 

Find and copy a word from the text which suggests that a puppy may be quite an intimidating prospect.

[1]

 

 

Which things does the text advise you to ensure you do in the first three months of owning your puppy?

[1]

Groom your puppy

Socialise your puppy

Take them to training classes

Establish a routine

Handle your puppy

 

Find and copy a word from the text which suggests the first three months will pass quickly.

[1]

 

Why is it important to leave your puppy alone for short periods during its first three months.

[1]

To encourage toilet training

To avoid separation related behaviour

To reward good behaviour

To ignore bad behaviour

To keep to a routine

 

Complete the chart to show which statements are true and false.

[1]

 TrueFalse
A blanket from home could comfort your puppy.
Your puppy will be vaccinated before three months.
You should carry your puppy around.
You should check your puppy's eyes and ears.
Your puppy should not meet cats.

 

Find and copy a phrase from the text which states which animals it is safe for your puppy to meet in its first three months. 

[1]

 

Why should you take your puppy to training classes?

Choose three answers.

[1]

To discuss concerns

To socialise your puppy

To learn about training approaches

To ensure your dog only has positive experiences

To gain confidence as a dog owner

 

What is meant by the phrase 'reap the rewards'?

[2]

 

Why has the text used imperative verbs?

 

Explain your reason with examples from the text.

[3]

 

What is the main purpose of the last paragraph of the text?

[1]

  • Question 1

 

What is the main purpose of the bee?

[1]

CORRECT ANSWER
To pollinate
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answer is to pollinate. This is mentioned in the paragraph with the subtitle 'What do they do?'
  • Question 2

 

Which word in the second paragraph means the same as essential?

[1]

CORRECT ANSWER
Vital
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answer is vital. Both vital and essential are adjectives used to describe something which is important and needed.
  • Question 3

 

Which three of the following words could be used to describe all bees, according to the text? 

[1]

CORRECT ANSWER
Sociable
Necessary
Colourful
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answers are sociable, necessary and colourful. The other two words are mentioned in the text but not to describe all bees.
  • Question 4

 

How many types of bumblebee are there in the UK?

[1]

CORRECT ANSWER
25
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answer is 25. This information can be found in the paragraph subtitled 'The Bumblebee'.
  • Question 5

 

What do bees transport during pollination?

[1]

CORRECT ANSWER
Pollen
Pollen grains
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answer is pollen or pollen grains. This information can be found in the paragraph subtitled 'What do they do?'
  • Question 6

 

Match the following words with their meanings, as used in the text. 

[1]

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

Colony
Group or family
Uncommon
Rare
Species
Type
Role
Purpose
Hibernates
Sleeps
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answers are as follows: • colony = group or family • uncommon = rare • species = type • role = purpose • hibernates = sleeps
  • Question 7

 

Find and copy a word from the text which describes the gender of the 'worker' bees?

[1]

CORRECT ANSWER
Female
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answer is female. This information can be found in the first paragraph.
  • Question 8

 

Why is it 'lucky' that bees produce so much honey?

 

Choose two answers.

[1]

CORRECT ANSWER
For bees to use as food in the winter months
For humans to harvest and eat
EDDIE SAYS
The correct two answers are 'For bees to use as food in the winter months' and 'For humans to harvest and eat.' This information can be found in the paragraph subtitled 'Honey'.
  • Question 9

 

How long does the Queen bee live for?

[1]

CORRECT ANSWER
5
Five
five years
5 years
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answer is five years. This information can be found in the first paragraph, entitled 'The Honey Bee'.
  • Question 10

 

According to the text, why would you be unlikely to find a wild honey bee colony in the UK nowadays?

[1]

CORRECT ANSWER
Because honey bees in the UK have been domesticated for more than 100 years
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answer is 'because honey bees in the UK have been domesticated for more than 100 years.' This information can be found in the first paragraph, where it states that 'Honey Bees have been domesticated for centuries.' Domesticated means the opposite of wild.
  • Question 11

 

Which type of bee is affected by CCD?

 

And what impact does this have on the colony?

 

Explain this in your own words.

[2]

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
The worker bee is the type affected by CCD. You would be awarded one mark for this fact. Without worker bees returning to the hive with pollen, the entire colony would struggle to survive as they wouldn't be able to produce any honey. You would be awarded one mark for explaining this in your own words.
  • Question 12

 

How serious is CCD in the UK?

 

Choose two examples from the text to back up your opinion.

[2]

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
You would be awarded one mark for stating that the effect of CCD in the UK is serious. You would also be awarded up to two further marks for using any of the following information in your answer: • The disorder affects the worker bees navigation. • The hives cannot survive without the worker bees. • Beekeepers have reported huge losses from their hives. • CCD has impacted the prdocution of heny in the UK.
  • Question 13

 

The text uses two examples of bullet-pointed lists. 

 

How do these two lists differ in:

a. Content and purpose?

b. Formality?

 

Explain how you know this.

[2]

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
You would be awarded one mark for explaining that the first list is a set of instructions/suggestions whereas the second is informative and fun! You would also be given a mark for explaining either of the following: • The first list is more formal as it is giving instructions and uses imperative verbs. • The second list is less formal as it uses rheotrical questions and exclamation marks.
  • Question 14

 

What is the meaning of the word 'perturbed' as it is used in this text?

[1]

CORRECT ANSWER
Concerned
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answer is concerned. Mrs Darling is concerned about going out for the evening and leaving her children at home.
  • Question 15

 

Who or what is 'Nana' in the text?

[1]

CORRECT ANSWER
Dog
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answer is dog. We know this because the text says that Nana is barking.
  • Question 16

 

Match the words from the text with their meanings.

[1]

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

Guard
Look after
Nameless
Unknown
Quivered
Trembled
Fastened
Locked
Winked
Twinkled
EDDIE SAYS
The correct matches are as follows: • guard = look after • nameless - unknown • quivered = trembled • fastened = locked • winked = twinkled
  • Question 17

 

How many children are mentioned in the passage?

[1]

CORRECT ANSWER
3
Three
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answer is three. There are three children mentioned in the passage: John, Michael and Wendy.
  • Question 18

 

What is the fairy wearing, according to the passage?

[1]

CORRECT ANSWER
Leaf
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answer is leaf. The text says, 'exquisitely gowned in a skeleton leaf'. Skeleton leaves are delicate, lacy leaves used for crafts.
  • Question 19

 

Which of the following are examples of personification?

[1]

CORRECT ANSWER
The breathing of the little stars
The smallest of all the stars ... screamed out
EDDIE SAYS
The two examples of personification in the text are: • the breathing of the little stars • the smallest of all the stars ... screamed out Personification is where a writer gives human qualities to something (in this case, the stars) which is not human.
  • Question 20

 

What was next to the children's beds?

[1]

CORRECT ANSWER
Some night-lights
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answer is some night-lights. The passage describes how Mr and Mrs Darling left night-lights next to the children's beds before they went out for the evening.
  • Question 21

 

Find and copy a noun phrase from the text which tells us what Tinkerbell is searching for. 

[1]

CORRECT ANSWER
Peter's shadow
A shadow
Shadow
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answer is Peter's shadow. The text describes how a light is searching through the nursery, looking for Peter's shadow. Near the end of the passage, the author reveals that this light is actually a fairy, named Tinkerbell.
  • Question 22

 

Who or what wishes that the night-lights could stay awake?

[1]

CORRECT ANSWER
The author
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answer is The author. The line in the text, 'one cannot help wishing that they could have kept awake to see Peter' helps us answer this question. By using the word 'one' the author lets us know this is his own personal opinion.
  • Question 23

 

How do you think Wendy is feeling when she speaks to Peter?

Choose three options.

[1]

CORRECT ANSWER
Curious
Impressed
Confident
EDDIE SAYS
The three correct answers are curious, impressed and confident. Wendy strikes up a conversation with Peter, therefore it is unlikely that she is either scared or bored.
  • Question 24

 

What do you think Peter's relationship is with Tinkerbell the fairy?

 

Give an example from the text to back up your answer.

[2]

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
There are two possible correct answers. You could state that Peter and Tinkerbell are friends as he speaks to her softly and calls her 'Tink' ( a nickname). You could also state that Peter is a little careless with Tinkerbell and possibly takes her for granted when he shuts her in the drawer and forgets she is there.
  • Question 25

 

Some readers believe that Peter is a selfish character.

 

Why would they think this? Explain the reasons using examples from the text.

[3]

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
An example of an answer that would gain full marks: Peter is considered selfish as he enters a place that is not his, and throws clothes all over the floor while searching for his shadow. He does not show any thought for items that belong to other people, which is a selfish trait. Or Peter is considered selfish when he shuts Tinkerbell in a drawer and forgets about her. To be selfish means that you find it hard to consider anyone else but yourself. Clearly here, he has not thought about Tinkerbell which could be deemed a selfish trait.
  • Question 26

 

What impressions do you get of Wendy's character and upbringing from this extract?

[3]

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
Wendy is a polite and well mannered little girl who unfortunately may come across as a little highhanded. She is not easily shocked or upset. You could include any of the following examples in your explanation of this: • Wendy calls Peter 'Boy' which makes her appear a little rude and high handed. • However, the text does say she says this 'courteously' so she has obviously been taught manners. • When asked her name, she responds '"Wendy Moira Angela Darling," she replied with some satisfaction.' which shows she is addressing Peter in a rather verbose way. • Wendy is not easily shocked, as we are told 'she was only pleasantly interested' when she woke up to find a stranger in her room.
  • Question 27

 

Find and copy a word which means widespread.

[1]

CORRECT ANSWER
Prevalent
EDDIE SAYS
The correct word is prevalent. Both prevalent and widespread can be used to describe something which is commonly or frequently encountered.
  • Question 28

 

Match the following words from the text with their synonyms or close synonyms. 

[1]

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

Vaccinations
Injections
Consider
Think
Regularly
Often
Key
Important
Adage
Proverb
EDDIE SAYS
The correct matches are as follows: • vaccinations = injections • consider = think • regularly = often • key = important • adage = proverb
  • Question 29

 

Which three things does the text advise you to discuss with the breeder before you collect your puppy?

[1]

CORRECT ANSWER
Vaccinations
Socialisation
Toilet training
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answers are vaccinations, socialisation and toilet training. You may also wish to discuss obedience training and diet with your breeder, but these are not explicitly mentioned in the text shown.
  • Question 30

 

Find and copy a word from the text which suggests that a puppy may be quite an intimidating prospect.

[1]

CORRECT ANSWER
Daunting
EDDIE SAYS
The correct word is daunting. Looking after a puppy can be very hard work and quite a 'daunting' task!
  • Question 31

 

 

Which things does the text advise you to ensure you do in the first three months of owning your puppy?

[1]

CORRECT ANSWER
Groom your puppy
Socialise your puppy
Establish a routine
Handle your puppy
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answers are as follows: • groom your puppy • socialise your puppy • establish a routine • handle your puppy You may also wish to take your puppy to training classes but this is not specifically mentioned in this extract.
  • Question 32

 

Find and copy a word from the text which suggests the first three months will pass quickly.

[1]

CORRECT ANSWER
Flown
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answer is flown. This verb suggests time will have passed very quickly.
  • Question 33

 

Why is it important to leave your puppy alone for short periods during its first three months.

[1]

CORRECT ANSWER
To avoid separation related behaviour
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answer is To avoid separation-related behaviour. This piece of information is mentioned in the third paragraph of the section subtitled 'Puppy Love ... the first three months!'
  • Question 34

 

Complete the chart to show which statements are true and false.

[1]

CORRECT ANSWER
 TrueFalse
A blanket from home could comfort your puppy.
Your puppy will be vaccinated before three months.
You should carry your puppy around.
You should check your puppy's eyes and ears.
Your puppy should not meet cats.
EDDIE SAYS
The following statements are true, according to the text: • A blanket from home could comfort your puppy. • You should carry your puppy around. • You should check your puppy's eyes and ears. The following statements are not mentioned as true in the text: • Your puppy will be vaccinated before three months. • Your puppy should not meet cats.
  • Question 35

 

Find and copy a phrase from the text which states which animals it is safe for your puppy to meet in its first three months. 

[1]

CORRECT ANSWER
Vaccinated dogs and cats
Fully vaccinated
Fully vaccinated dogs and cats
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answer is 'fully vaccinated dogs and cats'. The text explains that your puppy will not yet be protected by vaccinations, which is why it is suggested that they only mix with cats and dogs which have been fully vaccinated.
  • Question 36

 

Why should you take your puppy to training classes?

Choose three answers.

[1]

CORRECT ANSWER
To socialise your puppy
To learn about training approaches
To gain confidence as a dog owner
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answers are as follows: • To socialise your puppy. • To learn about training approaches. • To gain confidence as a dog owner.
  • Question 37

 

What is meant by the phrase 'reap the rewards'?

[2]

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
Here you would need to explain that this phrase suggests that although raising a puppy is very hard work if you follow the steps suggested then your reward will be a well-behaved family dog. An example would be: To reap the reward suggests that if you put in the hard work you will be rewarded. The hard work here is putting in place the boundaries for your puppy and spending time with them, the reward will be a well-behaved family dog.
  • Question 38

 

Why has the text used imperative verbs?

 

Explain your reason with examples from the text.

[3]

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
For this question, you would need to explain that imperative verbs are used to give a command or instruction. An example of what students could write it: Imperative verbs are command words, this is useful in the context of this article as it is an advice article for people with less experience when it comes to owning a dog. They need clear guidance on the best things to do here. You might also include some examples from the text: • Keep training sessions short. • Take care when introducing them to other dogs. • Ensure you give your puppy plenty of time to rest.
  • Question 39

 

What is the main purpose of the last paragraph of the text?

[1]

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
An example of a student answer could be: The final paragraph concludes the text and reminds you that you should contact the vet if you have concerns and to always ensure your puppy has positive experiences.
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