Assessment lets teachers see what progress a child is making and provides teachers with information which assists them to plan how to help pupils make further progress.  It also enables schools to report information to parents, set targets for the future and to measure their performance. This information also lets government monitor the performance of the schools’ system generally.

At various points on their journey through primary school, pupils will complete statutory assessments set by the Department for Education (DfE). These include:
At each of these assessment points pupils will be supported through the process and parents informed of how best to support their child at home. The school is mindful of the anxiety testing can have on pupils and therefore we go to great lengths to ensure that they do not feel under pressure as the assessment points approach.

In addition to statutory assessments, pupils will complete tests in Reading and Maths during the academic year, which are used to check on progress and inform future planning. These results are also shared with parents during Parents’ Evenings and in end of year reports. Pupils also receive regular low stakes tests (e.g. multiple choice quizzes) as part of a comprehensive retrieval practice strategy.

Key Stage 1 & 2 SATs Guidance and Results

What are SATs?
SATs are tests administered by primary schools to children in Year 2 and Year 6 to gauge their educational progress. They are one marker used by the government, and hence parents, of the quality of the education at a school. The setting and marking of SATs are carried out in UK schools by the Standards and Testing Agency.

KS1 SATs in Year 2
In May, children will sit their KS1 SATs in:
- Reading
- Maths
- English Grammar 
- Punctuation and Spelling 

They will also be assessed by their teacher on science, writing, and speaking and listening. This however is known as the teacher assessment, and it is not an official score for the SATs or national assessments.

KS2 SATs in Year 6
In Year 6 SATs are a more formal process of testing, and children will sit KS2 SATs  in:  Throughout the year they will also be assessed by their teachers in writing and science.  By using teacher assessment, schools and the government are able to judge a child’s performance in a subject over a longer period of time. This means that teachers are able to account for a child’s whole knowledge and ability in a subject, not just that which comes to the fore in a test environment.

What will be in the KS1 SATs for Year 2?

KS1 Maths:
The KS1 Maths SATs is made up of two papers: KS1 English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling: KS1 Reading SATs: Each paper for the KS1 reading SATs is worth 50% of the available marks and should take up to 30 minutes. The texts in the tests cover a wide range of fiction, non-fiction and poetry.

What will be in the KS2 SATs papers for Year 6?

KS2 Reading:
One paper with questions that are based on 3 passages of text. Students get 1 hour to answer the questions on the paper.

KS2 English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling: KS2 Maths: When are the KS1 SATs 2022?
There is no set date for the KS1 SATs, other than the fact that they will take place in May.

When are the KS2 SATs 2022?

Monday 9 May 2022: Paper 1: English Grammar and Punctuation
Paper 2: Spelling
Tuesday 10 May 2022: English Reading Test
Wednesday 11 May 2022: Mathematics Paper 1: Arithmetic Test
Mathematics Paper 2: Reasoning
Thursday 12 May 2022:  Mathematics Paper 3: Reasoning

Can my child fail a SATs test?
It is important that children understand they are not going to ‘pass’ or ‘fail’ the test.  It will show what they have learned, and what they can do in relation to the required standard at the end of Year 2 or Year 6.

Key Stage 2 SATs Revision Advice

The school provides a range of revision materials. These include CGP books, 10 minute tests materials, copies of past papers, online subsciptions like ‘MyMaths’ and ‘I Am Learning’.  Revising little and often is a sensible way to approach the tests and ask for help from your teacher/teaching assistant, parent/carer or a friend if there are things you don’t understand.
Parents: How to help your child
A detailed breakdown of the school’s latest Key Stage 2 results can be found here