SATs (Standard Assessment Tests) papers are compulsory national tests for primary school pupils. The Year 2 children do their SATS papers in May. There is not a set date and the intention is to keep the children relaxed and happy. It may even be that your child enjoys doing these activities. The Year 2 pupils will be practising the skills involved including becoming familiar with the style of the tests. Further information: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/2017-national-curriculum-tests-for-key-stages-1-and-2-information-for-parents
There are 2 reading comprehension papers and 2 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.
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Writing is teacher assessed and does not involve a specific test.
The notorious Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar test is optional this year. The children in Class 1 will continue to be taught this part of the curriculum within Literacy and Phonics sessions but will not be given the formal test.