Year 2 SATs

Statutory Assessment

In the summer term of Year 2, children will take SATs in:

The following link will take you to a short video aimed at parents to give outline information about the new national curriculum tests for Key Stage 1.

The Reading Test

The reading test will involve two separate papers. Each paper is worth 50% of the marks and should take around 30 minutes but the children will not be strictly timed as the tests are not intended to assess children’s ability to work at speed. The texts in the reading paper will cover a range of fiction, non-fiction and poetry and will get progressively more difficult towards the end of the test.

There will be a variety of question types:

The Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Tests

The children will sit two separate papers. Paper 1 is a 20-word spelling test taking around 15 minutes and paper 2 is a grammar, punctuation and vocabularly test which involves multiple choice questions and writing short answers.

The Maths Test

The children will sit two separate papers. Paper 1 is arithmetic and takes around 15 minutes. Paper 2 is mathematical fluency, problem solving and reasoning, taking around 35 minutes. Children will not be able to use any tools such as calculators or number lines.

How will the tests be marked?

Although the tests are set externally, they will be marked by teachers within the school. Children will be given a standardised score – although this may not be communicated to parents. Teacher assessments will be used to build up a picture of your child’s learning and achievements. Your child will receive an overall result saying whether they have achieved the required standard in the tests. The Department for Education aims for 85% of children to reach the required standard.