Year 2 SATs Information and Support
Key Stage 1 SATs Support 2023
SATs are national tests that children take twice during their primary school life. Firstly, at the end of Key Stage 1 (KS1) in Year 2, and then secondly, at the end of Key Stage 2 (KS2) in Year 6. These standardised tests are actually known as End of Key Stage Tests and Assessments, but most people know them as SATs (Standard Assessment Tests) .
SATs are an indicator of the progress your child has made at school so far. They are not a measure of whether your child is passing or failing; they simply show what level your child is currently working to.
At the end of Year 2, children take SATs in:
- English grammar, punctuation and spelling (optional paper)
Unlike KS2 SATs, KS1 SATs don't have to be administered according to a nationally-set timetable in a specific week. Schools are free to manage the timetable and will aim to administer the tests in the classroom in a low-stress, low-key way.
5 Ways To Help Your Child With SAT's Revision
- Don't worry or panic your child.
- Give them practice papers to complete, so that they get used to the type of questions they will be asked.
- Practise the basics with them e.g. times tables, adding/taking away in their head.
- Give them the chance to write for different purposes e.g. a letter, an information page about something that interests them (space, lions,etc) instructions for making a sandwich, a story.
- Encourage your child to check their work e.g. read through what they have just written or show their 'working out' for maths questions.
Here is a PowerPoint to provide additional information for you
Here is a parent's survival guide to support you:
Teach My Kids creates learning packs to help children brush up on their maths and English skills.
Revision packs include: Spellings, Grammar, Times Tables Tests, Decimal Numbers, Fractions and Percentages and many more.
The official 2018, 2019 and 2022 KS1 SATs papers are available to download for free from the website below. Some examples are also provided below for you to help supprt your child at home.