SATs and the Phonics Screening Check
End of Key Stage 1 assessment SATs (Year 2)
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. This year children in Year 2 will not also sit the optional test in English grammar, punctuation and spelling.
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.
|Reading Paper 1||Wednesday 2 May 2018|
|Reading Paper 2||Wednesday 9 May 2018|
|Maths Paper 1 Arithmetic||Wednesday 16 May 2018|
|Maths Paper 2 Reasoning||Wednesday 23 May 2018|
End of Key Stage 2 assessment SATs (Year 6)
If you have a child in Year 6, at the end of key stage 2, they will take national curriculum tests in English reading, English grammar, punctuation and spelling and mathematics. The tests help measure the progress pupils have made and identify if they need additional support in a certain area. The tests are also used to assess schools’ performance and to produce national performance data. The Key Stage 2 tests will be taken on set dates unless your child is absent, in which case they may be able to take them up to 5 school days afterwards.
|English grammar, punctuation and spelling||Monday 14 May 2018|
|English reading||Tuesday 15 may 2018|
Maths Paper 1 Arithmetic
Maths Paper 2 Reasoning
|Wednesday 16 May 2018|
|Maths Paper 3 Reasoning||Thursday 17 May 2018|
At the end of the summer term you should receive test results for:
• English grammar, punctuation and spelling
• English reading
As there is no test for English writing, this will be reported as a teacher assessment judgement. This is a judgement teachers will make, based on your child’s work at the end of Key Stage 2. You will also receive teacher assessment judgements for English reading, mathematics and science.
Phonics Screening Check (Year 1)
The phonics screening check is a short, simple test taken by Year 1 children in England each June to assess their reading ability. Parents can watch our short video here to find out what happens during the check and why it's useful.
The DfE have produced an information leaflet for parents. (Link here)
You can read how we teach phonics at St Peter's and also attend our parent workshops.