Key Stage One Tests (SATs)

Key Stage One Tests – Year 2 pupils

Your child’s teacher is responsible for judging the standards your child is working at in English, maths and science, by the end of key stage 1. To help inform those judgements, pupils sit national curriculum tests in English and maths, commonly called SATs. They will also sit an optional test in English grammar, punctuation and spelling.

This video contains all the information that you will need about these tests:

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The tests are a tool for teachers to help them measure your child’s performance and identify their needs as they move into key stage 2. They also allow teachers to see how your child is performing against national expected standards.

The tests can be taken any time during May and they are not strictly timed. Pupils may not even know they are taking them as many teachers will incorporate them into everyday classroom activities.

You can support your children from home by making sure that you hear your child read 5 times a week and by practising their weekly spellings.