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Are you worried about Sats?

Kid talking about Sats

Pupils speak out about Sats!

Monday is the start of a big week for some of you - it's the start of the Sats tests.

Not all of you have to take them, but lots of 11-year-olds in England will be having their reading, writing, maths and science skills put to the test.

We want to know what you think about the exams. Are you ready for them and don't feel that bothered? Or are you feeling the pressure?

Have you any tips on staying calm you want to share?

Perhaps you have worked really hard to prepare for them and you're looking forward to getting them over with.

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Your comments

"I have already done my Sats and to be honest at first I was quite worried about some subjects. If you're doing your Sats now remember a bottle of water and, if it's OK with your teacher, bring in some lucky charms or a special mascot!"

Scarlett, 12, Ipswich, England

"I hate Sats. They put so much pressure on you for no reason. At least there's only one more day of them!!"

Megan, 12, England

"If you're a girl I advise you to wear your hair in a French plait - this keeps your hair out of your face so you are not distracted during your exams. But everyone, don't forget to drink lots of water and get plenty of sleep the night before!"

Phoebe, 11, Lincolnshire, England

"I think Sats are OK. They're not that hard once you get into them. It will just be like a normal day once you've done one!!!"

Sumithra, 11, London, England

"I am so scared - I have to do my maths one tomorrow!"

Amy, 11, England

"Although they say we do not have Sats in Wales, in most schools they have tests which are exactly the same."

Chris, 12, Wales

"I did my Sats tests last year and I was really worried but now, when I think back it was a silly thing to be worried about. I was fine and I did really well. So, don't worry because there is absolutely nothing to worry about! Honest! And good luck to all the people out there taking Sats tests."

Millie, 12, Devon, England

"I am in year 7 now, but don't worry about Sats - they are a piece of cake. Well they were for me. Just think, these are the easiest tests you'll ever get because in high school it only gets harder!"

Lydia, 12, England

"I'm doing Sats this week. I was really worried and there was a lot of pressure but now I am halfway through it's not so scary. Just keep calm."

Timothy, 11, Essex, England

"I think I did well on science Sats, OK on English Sats and the maths Sats are still to come. I am freaking out!"

Angel, 11, Southampton, England

"I'm not worried at all. In fact, we have two tests in the morning and then do something fun in the afternoon, so we quite enjoy them!"

Sophie, 11, Hertfordshire, England

"I have done the Science and English parts of Sats and they were okay. Maths hmm... I think that Sats are okay but too much pressure is put on you to do well."

Maya, 10, London, England

"This week I've been doing Sats and I worried a bit but actually, they were not hard and I worried too much.

Neve, 10, Northampton, England

"They are easy."

Osman, 11, London, England

"I think Sats are ok but there is a lot of stress before them. At my school teachers do their best to keep us calm and relaxed."

Charlie, 11, Wiltshire, England

"Schools put a lot of pressure on the children to do their best in Sats. For the last 4 months all we have been doing is Sats revision. It is al ot for 10-11 year olds!

Leonie, 10, Lincolnshire, England

"I'm in secondary school now but there's no reason to be worried about your Sats. You just imagine them as normal test papers."

Rebecca, 12, Manchester, England

"I am 71% relaxed about the Sats. Don't freak out, just take deep breathes and relax."

Rosa, 10, Wirral, England

"I got really worked up about them. My teacher wanted us to have so much practise he cancelled our PE lessons for more revision!"

Courtney, 12, Bristol, England

"I go to a great school where we do revision in the morning and enjoy PE, singing and lots more fun lessons in the afternoon. I'm just taking Sats in my stride and trying my best."

James, 10, Doncaster, England

"I have just done science and literacy. I thought the science was easy but literacy was a bit hard. I wonder what maths will be like tomorrow..."

Sindurii, 11, Oxfordshire, England

"All you need to remember is that they're testing the school not you! Everything is fine... there is nothing to worry about. Just stay calm."

Layla and Phoebe, 10 and 11, Lincolnshire, England

"We are doing Sats this week. I don't really mind them because we have had so much practice! I am quite good at English and science but I am not too sure about the maths tomorrow and Friday!!! Good luck to everyone who is doing them this week. Only two days to go!!!"

Phoebe, 11, Surrey, England

"Just imagine it is a normal test and you're sitting in a room alone."

Ollie, 11, England

"We don't do Sats, we just have national tests every now and again!!"

Charlotte, 13, Dundee, Scotland

"I was really worried about my Sats but on Monday it felt fine. Although I am still worried about maths on Friday. Good luck everyone!!!"

Natalia, 11, Cambridgeshire, England

"It's just like a normal day when you work really hard!! I am doing great at the moment and am not worried about what is about to come! When the results come I am not going to be scared to face them!!"

Faeqa, 11, London, England

"I did them and they were EASY! People are just exaggerating, they really aren't hard and they need to be done. When you do them, just relax! I took my hamster with me when I did my Sats because I lived nearby. I just watched him to keep me calm and carried on working."

Jack, 12, Yorkshire, England

"I am only in year 5 and I'm already hating Sats. They put a lot of pressure on you and sometimes you get worried about them. I really don't like Sats!"

Davinder, 10, Wolverhampton, England

"I don't mind maths and science, but I hate English because with the writing part of the test there are no right or wrong answers."

Sam, 11, Leicestershire, England

"I'm in year 7 now and Sats were really easy. I don't know what I was worrying about really, just do your best."

Christia, 11, Manchester, England

"I hate the English Sats because everyone expects me to do well because I am usually good at literacy and it puts loads of pressure on me."

Jessica, 11, East Sussex, London

"I am finding Sats sort of easy but I didn't in the revision. I was getting stressed out about it, but it's really easy."

Mollie, 11, Gloucestershire, England

"I have revised for Sats for ages! I revised every night and about two hours each day after school. I think the Sats should be banned because it's putting too much pressure on children."

Francesca, 11, London, England

"I think Sats are easy when you are doing them but you feel under pressure before them."

Hudson, 11, Cape Town, South Africa

"I went to school with terrible bellyache. I was so nervous I didn't even want to look at my Sats paper but then when I looked at the first page I believed in myself and I got through the whole paper."

Lauren, 11, Worcestershire, England

"I don't mind having to do Sats because I think it is important for lots of people to know how you're doing at school. I also don't mind that they might be scrapping science Sats next year because its going to happen sometime and why not now?"

Molly, 11, Bristol, England

"I feel very comfortable for my Sats because I really think it's easy."

Sara, 11, London, England

"I'm a little bit nervous, especially for the maths."

Meg, 11, Macclesfield, England

"I am not taking national Sats this year, but our school has a week of tests. I am quite nervous but it is my friend's birthday and we are having a party at the end of Sats week, so I have something to look forward to."

Anna, 10, England

"I think Sats are really not for children like us because on Monday I did my Sats and I didn't know most of the questions and I was scared."

Raheel, 10, Birmingham, England

"They're far too hard. I'm really worried about my results. I don't think the government should be allowed to make these tests."

Thomas, 11, Merseyside, England

"It's all too frustrating, because once you think it's over, you want to know your marks."

Halima, 11, Blackburn, England

"Personally, I think that our school system places far too much pressure on young people and there is also too much emphasis on targets and levels. Bring on the vegetable gardening!"

Peter, 14, Derbyshire, England

"It always puts you under pressure and you feel you have to do well or you let everyone down. The long reading test is very hard and it strains your eyes."

Chloe, 10, Basildon, England

"I'm not scared about Sats because I have revised and I think it's easy."

Ayman, 11, London, England

"You Brits are so lucky! We have to take tests every year for six years in a row, then the big Sat in high school. But our tests are so easy, I also feel bad for you."

Stephen, 12, USA

"It's really annoying, because everyone in our class is making such a big deal out of Sats, but I'm not really bothered. I mean the results aren't going to go on your CV or anything are they? I wish everyone would stop fretting about Sats and just relax."

Molly, 10, Gloucestershire, England

"I find revising really stressful but this morning when I did the science tests, I found them easy-peasy! I did my 11+ tests last year and I found them really easy, so I hope I find the rest of the tests that easy too!"

Kemi, 11, London, England

"I've passed the 11+ plus so compared to that these are EASY!"

Katie, 11, Essex, England

"I'm not that worried about the Sats because I just try to think of them as normal tests, and as long as I try my hardest I will be proud of my results."

Amie, 11, Eastbourne, England

"I think that if you're worried about Sats then you might get a low score because it's actually easier than you think."

Samantha, 10, London, England

"I panic in tests and ended up with a bad mark last year. My mum wasn't upset but now goes through mock tests with me at home to help."

Georgia, 11, Berkshire, England

"There is nothing to worry about. Just try your hardest."

Daisy, 14, Surrey, England

"l am not really worried as it is only for the teachers to see how you have improved!"

Charlotte, 11, Surrey, England

"I am not that worried about Sats because I have a lot of support from friends, family and teachers."

Maria, 11, London, England

"I'm not at all bothered with Sats. They are incredibly boring and extremely frustrating. Ever since Christmas all we have been doing is revising, which is completely unfair. I'm not at all concerned with my actual mark. They give us less time to actually learn something."

William, 11, Cumbria, England

"I actually think Sats are a bit easy!"

Melissa, 11, Norfolk, England

"I think some Sats are silly because in class you have not been learning about the thing in the Sats and that makes it hard."

Karina, 8, Coventry, England

"I hate Sats and they should have been scrapped straight after they came out! They are so depressing!"

Bridget, 11, Staffordshire, England

"I just did my science test today. It was OK but I'm still worried about the days coming. I think teachers shouldn't put a lot of pressure on us, and we should just relax."

Samiya, 11, London, England

"Don't be scared, just relax and be proud of your marks. I did Sats last year and I was scared, but being scared is a waste of time! Just relax and do the best you can."

Robbie, 12, London, England

"I am 100% relaxed about Sats. But revision is 100% BORING! At school too much pressure is put on children when the results should be celebrated, you've done the best you could. So you should think of them as an achievement!"

Abbie, 11, London, England

"You should be able to rely on what you have been taught and try not to worry. These exams are important but if you fail it doesn't mean you are going to have a bad job when you're older. Just do your best and remember it is a personal achievement."

Issey, 14, Wiltshire, England

"I am not very clever but I have trained well so I'm not that nervous!"

Danielle, 11, Berkshire, England

"I am really scared because Sats worry me because they're hard and sometimes teachers are not pleased about my results."

Luke, 7, Leeds, England

"I am pretty relaxed about Sats. They put pressure on you at school but that makes no sense because Sats are just tests. Besides you can only do your best so don't be scared!"

Rosie, 11, England

"I did my Sats last year and they are OK. I admit when you sit at your desk with the paper in front of you it is a bit scary, but that is the worst bit. Once you open the paper it it fine."

Megan, 11, England

"It was so easy. I never thought it would be easy because I was nervous."

Shamhan, 11, London, England

"I am a year 5 - I have Sats next year. The year 6 are saying it is really hard so I am getting worried."

Gemma, 10, England

"I'm really annoyed about Sats. It's not that I'm bad, it's just we did the 11+, why this as well?"

Ameer, 11, Buckinghamshire, England

"I think Sats help teachers understand our ability in school and although they might be a bit challenging they are worth a try!"

Tahmina, 11, Luton, England

"I'm OK about Sats even though they put pressure on us. If you're fully prepared, you will do fine! But I hate the idea of year 5 not having to do science because they might need it when they are older!"

Charlotte, 11, Liverpool, England

"I am taking my Sats this year and I actually like Sats and think it helps you work at your hardest. The Sats results won't make much of a difference to the rest of your life."

Megan, 11, England

"I was not scared of the science because I find science easy but I am scared of maths and English because I'm bad at them."

Vaughan, 11, Oxfordshire, England

"I am not worried about Sats at all because it only covers a minor proportion of all the things you do."

Tom, 11, Brighton, England

"I really hate Sats. I wish they could just scrap them. In our school, they usually take the exams in the hall but this year we have to take them in the classroom and it is really claustrophobic. I can't wait until they finish!"

Kate, 11, Dorset, England

"I feel good at home but when I'm at school I feel under pressure and I'm worried."

Rayhan, 10, Chester, England

"I don't like Sats as they put loads of pressure on you and hands-on stuff is a lot more fun. Tests are just boring"

Ella, 10, East Sussex, England

"I really dislike Sats. All they do is put pressure on children. I know a lot of children that have been worried about them in my school."

Daisy, 10, Cornwall, England

"It gets me away from the classes I hate and I'm quite confident."

Sophie, 13, UK

"I was so worried today because of my test. I hope I get a good mark."

Aneesa, 8, Birmingham, England

"I don't think its fair because some children have to do them and others don't and also it puts a lot of pressure on you so some really easy questions you might get wrong and it loses you that all important mark."

Emily, 9, Cambridgeshire, England

"Everyone is nervous about Sats, that's just normal. But Sats are about doing your best so I hope I can achieve that!"

Ella, 10, Milton Keynes, England

"I think Sats are a very unfair way of determining which class you are in next year and I cant wait for Friday when there over. But I like the fact that they are coloured not the black and white photocopy."

Dominic, 11, Newcastle, England

"I've had revision books and revised online because the teachers tell us to and it's stressing me out and others in my class. My mum tells me not to stress out"

Lauren, 11, Lancaster, England

"I'm not scared at all, the science tests today were quite easy and I'm pretty confident. It's not fair that next year there probably wont be a science test!"

Tasnim, 10, London, England

"It was when I was sitting down, going to open the test papers that I panicked!"

Noora, 10, Oxford, England

"I think Sats are ok because they're not that hard for me and everyone in my class."

Tahmina, 10, London, England

"I don't see why we have to do Sats because kid in Wales don't do them. Also when you go to your secondary school you get re-tested. I think they are useful because they give kids something to work and revise for but they should ALL be scrapped!"

Rachel, 11, Liverpool, England

"I feel really scared even though I usually get high marks. I think the pressure might get the better of me."

Amina, 11, London, England

"I am worried about Sats. I did 2 tests today and they are important as my marks go to my comprehensive school! It's putting me under so much pressure!"

Tia-ajde, 11, Berkshire, England

"Sats were today, but it didn't feel like it. We've been building up so much at school that it feels like a normal week."

Laura, 11, Leeds, England

"I'm really enjoying Sats week - we do tests in the morning and rounders in the afternoon - it's heaps better than a normal week! I'm hoping to do well in all my papers and get good results. I've been revising so fingers crossed! Good luck to everyone else doing Sats, work hard and have fun!"

Liv, 11, Leicester, England

"I'm not going to worry about Sats because they're just like a normal test! I know that I have enough knowledge to do it!

Amy, 11, Southampton, England

"At my school we have done a lot of practise tests which didn't really pile on pressure and I got really good results but now that the real Sats are here I feel I have a lot of pressure on me to do well. I am a bit worried but I know all i can do is try my hardest!"

Becky, 11, Birmingham, England

"I don't worry about Sats. It doesn't even matter, it's only about how good we do on that day"

Zehra, 11, Coventry, England

"I'm not that worried about Sats. I've done a test like it before and that wasn't scary so I don't think I should be scared now."

Harriet, 10, Nottingham, England

"Sats don't really worry me at all. I know that they aren't that big of a deal."

Ben, 10, London, England

"I'm not too worried. My teacher says it's also a test on how good she is as a teacher."

Sarah, 11, Bedfordshire, England

"I am worried about Sats because I might get a low mark. You have to get up early in the morning just to go to school for Sats."

Liam, 11, Norwich, England

"I am very worried about my Sats in case I get all my questions wrong. The teacher has said that I only have to show off my skills."

Anna, 11, Leicester, England

"I did lots of revision so I feel I have put effort in. I'm glad Sats are finally here, it seems like they've been 'nearly here' for months!"

Molly, 11, Ipswich, England

"I'm a bit worried but with the help of my friends and teachers I think I might do alright ."

Abdiazize, 11, London, England

"I'm not worried about Sats because they don't affect you in any way. It doesn't affect what secondary school you go to."

April, 11, Northamptonshire, England

"I'm not really worried about the Sats I actually enjoy them!"

Melissa, 11, Kent, England

"I feel stressed at home but when I go school I feel perfectly fine."

Nadia, 11, Slough, England

"I think Sats put kids under pressure like I am because you have to work really hard and people have high expectations of you. Also if you don't reach them it's upsetting."

Laura, 11, Nottingham, England

"Last year I thought Sats were really big but they were easy. If you're doing Sats don't worry!! It's so unfair that my sister doesn't have to do her science Sats!"

Susan, 12, Norwich, England

"I did Sats last year I thought they'd be absolutely terrifying. But when I did do them they were fine. So I wouldn't be worried. So long as you revise you should be fine!"

Emily, 11, Nottinghamshire, England

"I don't see why they need to scrap them, and why everyone complains and stresses over them."

Georgina, 12, London, England

"It's natural to be nervous but I walked it (and I'm in year 8 now!). If you relax you'll be able to concentrate but if you're tense you won't!"

Matthew, 12, Sunderland, England

"I thought it was going to be really bad but then, after doing the science test I feel more confident!"

Maisie, 11, England

"Today, when I took the Sats Science test it was EASY! At home and school I was comfortable. I came so early the teachers called me enthusiastic! But, it's not fair if next year they won't have to do a science test."

Hasna, 11, Birmingham, England

"They seem a bit scary, but I feel confident as I have a nice teacher who has been revising a lot of Maths, English and Science with us recently."

Amar, 11, Watford, England

"Yes, I was very scared when I went to school today. We did our science test first and science is my weakest subject, it was very hard for me to concentrate."

Shannon, 11, Shrewsbury, England

"I'm worried I might get a bad mark so that puts a lot of pressure on me!!!"

Courtney, 10, Hampshire, England

"I was terrified when I came to year 6 because i knew the Sats were much closer. Now that I've done a bit of the Sats I feel proud of myself."

Dhea, 11, Birmingham, England

"I'd never heard of Sats before they came on the news as I'm Scottish! I'm glad we don't do them."

Hannah, 12, Scotland

"Our school is doing a free breakfast club so that everyone has brain food. I think it's a really good idea."

Harriet, 10, UK

"I think it is good so that teachers know how much you have learnt but Sats get too much emphasis. At my school, we have been doing practise Sats since before Christmas - it makes school so boring!"

Becky, 11, London, England

"We should have Sats so we know what level we are on. This will help teachers to put us into the right groups."

Reian, 11, Leicester, England

"I am so scared because I am really worried that I will get bad results."

Fatima, 11, London, England

"Today I did my Science Sats. I was worried at first but now I am just happy the science is over. One day down, four to go!"

Natasha, 11, London, England

"I think that I am really lucky because I don't have to do Sats but I remember doing them when I was little and it was very scary and the pressure put on you was really high!"

Grace, 13, Leicester, England

"I was a bit worried today when I sat my first test but now I know how it is so I am not at all nervous. I find it quite fun."

Gaby, 11, London, England

"I'm glad Northern Ireland doesn't have Sats but in my school we have to do summer exams which is very worrying."

Josh, 12, Northern Ireland

"I don't feel that worried about Sats because it is just a really big test at the end of the year. Good luck to everyone who is doing Sats!"

Simrann, 10, Bristol, England

"Guys don't worry, they're easier than they look."

Callum, 12, Birmingham, England

"I think Sats are fun! Our teacher taught us how to stay calm in tests and how to think positively."

Imogen, 11, York, England

"I'm not really worried, I just relaxed all weekend and I was ready for today's test and I think I did well."

Abbie, 11, Essex, England

"I'm worried about Sats. It started today but I'm still worried as last year a kid fainted from pressure."

Ethan, 11, London, England

"Yes, I am worried about Sats because my teachers keep telling me to revise and learn, and it's really getting annoying."

Samira, 11, London, England

"I feel under loads of pressure but at home I forget they exist."

Ellie, 11, Devon, England

"I'm really stressed about it as it feels like there is so much pressure on achieving your best, but what happens if you just have a bad day?"

Ellie, 11, Bristol, England

"I think Sats should not be allowed for kids under 12 it worries me and I keep thinking about it."

Danielle, 11, Bournemouth, England

"When I do my Sats I feel worried then I get really sick and nervous."

Rihanna, 11, London, England

"I feel so scared in school but that is so weird for me because I love practice Sats and enjoy tests very much."

Amy, 10, East Sussex, England

"I'm not really worried about Sats. I have my year 5 Sats tests tomorrow and I'm nervous but i think we still need Sats tests in all schools so we are prepared for the future."

Lauren, 10, Leicestershire, England

"I've just done my first Sats exam! It was the science and i think i did okay. Its not fair because kids who are really smart don't have to revise at all, however the less fortunate have to work their socks off to get a reasonably good mark."

Holly, 11, London, England

"I was worried the night before the exams started. I am more confident and comfortable with it now I have done today's tests."

Lauren, 11, Stevenage, England

"I get half nervous and half scared. I don't mind doing maths tests but i struggle with lots of reading comprehensions!"

Natalie, 10, Nottinghamshire, England

"I did my science Sats today and they were surprisingly easy! I now only have 8 left! And I'm not really that scared and worried because I know that they are just tests."

Louisa, 11, Herefordshire, England

"I was really worrying over Sats on the weekend. I was scared so I didn't get to bed until 2:30 in the morning! Though I found the Science papers quite easy today!"

Katie, 10, Reading, England

"I'm not worried at all because I know my school is a great one and has taught me everything I need to know to get good scores. Sats is a great way to test if your school has taught you the right things and if you can do it."

Gemma, 11, Bristol, England

"I have been worried for ages about Sats but then I found out they're easier than I thought."

Lisa, 11, Liverpool, England

"I have just done my science tests. I don't feel so bad because we have been doing mock tests at my school since February! I wish good luck to everyone doing exams this week."

Kirsty, 11, London, England

"I am really worried about Tuesday's Sats. I'm no good at writing. I find it too boring. But I really like maths tests. All my friends think I'm weird."

Sian, 11, Brighton, England

"I think Sats should be banned because they put a lot of pressure on you. But on the other side they prepare us for secondary school and for the GCSEs."

Arta, 10, Northampton, England

"This morning I felt really nervous but I knew all my friends felt the same. After I finished the science papers today, I didn't feel nervous anymore."

Rebecca, 11, Wolverhampton, England

"When I'm in school I mostly get the answers right but when I'm at home doing homework I can't do it because I need somebody to tell me what to do."

Chloe, 12, Wrexham, Wales

"Sats are frustrating and dreadfully boring. Revise, revise, revise! I am a bit nervous about the reading exam - it's far too long. But the pressure is over once you're doing it because then it's all so easy. It's revising for it that is the hard bit really. Good luck though!"

Shara, 11, London, England

"We have been under of a lot of pressure to do well in my Sats - but the science test today was ok. My school is going to keep doing Sats tests even if the government say we don't have to. When Sats are over though we are going to have loads of fun and have a party and go to the cinema."

Sam, 11, Suffolk, England

"First I thought I wasn't scared about Sats but when I woke up this morning I felt really sick. My school has a Sats breakfast so we get to eat together and talk."

Bethany, 11, London, England

"I am not bothered about Sats."

Jessica, 11, Cumbria, England

"Sats stress you out and I felt worried walking to school."

Jordan, 11, England

"I did Sats last year and it was really scary. The teachers put too much pressure on you. It's silly!!"

Charlotte, 11, Cheshire, England

"I did the science test today. I find science my best subject but with all my teachers, head teachers and even teaching assistants I felt under a lot of pressure. Tomorrow we are doing the writing tests - I still feel the pressure to do well."

Radeyah, 11, London, England

"I'm not worried at all. We had our science test today and that was quite easy."

Jessica, 11, Norfolk, England

"I am just back from school doing my science Sats today. I felt they went really well but I felt like I was under a little bit of pressure to do well. But I tried to stay calm."

Megan, 11, Hertfordshire, England

"I don't know what it is really like being under pressure about my Sats because I'm not taking them this year. My sister has Sats the whole week and is really worried."

Ilham, 10, London, England

"I'm quite confident about Sats but today we had a really hard science test and tomorrow we have to do an English test."

Zara, 11, London, England

"I think that they were boring. I think that we should not have them at all."

Peter, 14, UK

"I just had my two science tests today and I'm really worried. What if I don't get a good mark? I have been revising A LOT though! I hope all the hard work pays off in the end!"

Aklema, 11, West Yorkshire, England

"I'm not worried at all about Sats. Our teacher has been saying it's only a snapshot of how we do on that particular day. I like doing tests - I know that sounds weird but I do enjoy them."

Katy, 11, Somerset, England

"I am confident because I have done my 11-plus and now I am used to exams. My sister is lucky because she is not going to do science."

Uma, 11, London, England

"I'm doing Sats today. I'm a bit worried because I'm not that good at science, but I think I'll be OK. Good luck to everyone else doing Sats!!"

Kate, 11, Lancashire, England

"Well, I am worried a little bit about them because what if I get stuck on a question? I don't know if the teacher will help me. My plan is to not feel stressed because it will all be over soon - and it's unfair that my friends in year 5 aren't doing them!"

Joe, 11, Cumbria, England

"I'm so worried! I'm especially worried about the science tests because I'm not very good at them."

Alice, 11, Hampshire, England

"I'm not worried about the Sats because I think that all I can do is my best and in our class we are used to doing tests."

Sarah, 11, Essex, England

"I really like Sats. They are fun and I think they are exciting."

Chloe, 11, Chelmsford, England

"I start my Sats today and me and my friends are worried that we will get bad results."

Eliott, 11, Luton, England

"I am not worried because I know I will do my best in all the tests, and I have been revising!"

Lauren, 10, UK

"I'm a little worried because I'm the first in my family to take them!"

Alix, 11, Norfolk, England

"I think taking Sats is unfair because not every country does them, so why should we?"

Tom, 11, Worcester, England

"I'm not worried about my Sats because I know as long as I try my hardest I know my family and my teacher will be proud of me."

Ollie, 10, Croydon, England

"I think it's really unfair that we have to sit more tests than next year's class."

Tom, 11, Milton Keynes, England

"I was so worried that I got dressed for school yesterday! Also, I was talking in my sleep about it."

Louise, 11, Hampshire, England

"I am worried about the test today because I am not very strong at maths and I am worried I will get bad score. My Sats results are being past onto my next school!!!"

Eleanor, 11, UK

"I'm not really bothered about Sats because I've done lots of preparation."

Niamh, 11, Worcester, England

"I'm not actually that scared. I mean if you just treat them like ordinary tests then it makes you feel a lot less under pressure."

Anett, 11, London, England

"Maybe it's just me, but I love being tested and I'm looking forward to Sats. I just find it unfair that we don't know how hard the questions are before we take the tests!"

Hannah, 11, Brighton, England

"I'm really scared but I've been revising and I hope to get a 4 in Science, a 4 in English and a 3 in Maths."

Gerard, 11, Doncaster, England

"I am quite under pressure now as I have had to do lots of revision."

Zoe, 11, Cambridge, England

"I am worried about my Sats but I also feel very confident in myself."

Emma, 11, Manchester, England

"I couldn't care less because I have already passed the 11+ and that's all I wanted to achieve this year."

Angus, 10, Salisbury, England

"I feel relaxed at home but when I go to school I'm under pressure."

Zenon, 11, Bolton, England