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Curious, Determined, Resourceful and Respectful
Stokeinteignhead Primary School
Curious, Determined, Resourceful and Respectful

SATS

SATs (Standard Assessment Tests) papers are compulsory national tests for primary school pupils in Year 2 and Year 6. The Year 2 children do their SATS papers in May.  Please try to ensure that your child attends regularly throughout May. There is no set date and the intention is to keep the children relaxed and happy. Many children enjoy doing these activities. There is also do precise time limit.  Children will be given the opportunity to do as much as they are comfortable and able to do. The Year 2 pupils practise the skills involved including becoming familiar with the style of the tests.  You can find further information at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/2017-national-curriculum-tests-for-key-stages-1-and-2-information-for-parents

 

There are two reading comprehension papers and two maths papers. The first reading comprehension has questions below each section of the text whereas the second paper has a separate question booklet and is of a level that is a considerable challenge for many Year 2 children. The first maths paper has arithmetic questions and the second one involves reasoning.

 

For examples of these tests go to:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/2016-key-stage-1-english-reading-sample-test-materials-mark-scheme-and-test-administration-instructions

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/2016-key-stage-1-mathematics-sample-test-materials-mark-schemes-and-test-administration-instructions

 

Teacher assessment may override test results for reading, writing and mathematics. Writing is purely teacher assessed and does not involve a specific test.  The assessment standards can be found at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/teacher-assessment-frameworks-at-the-end-of-key-stage-1

 

The notorious Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar test is optional this year. The children will continue to be taught this part of the curriculum within Literacy and Phonics sessions but will not be given the formal test.

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