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Key Stage 1 SATs information for parents

KS1 SATs (Standard Assessment Tests)-Parent Information


In May, your child will be taking tests in the areas of Reading and Maths. These tests are a Statutory National Requirement in England and the results are used to gauge your child’s educational progress.

As a school, our approach to testing is very informal and they are carried out in small groups or individually, depending on children’s needs. The SATs are very similar to assessments already used in school, so children will be familiar with the format and comfortable with the way the assessments are carried out.

Your child will also be assessed in writing and science; however, these judgements are based on teacher assessment and take into account a range of evidence from our work over the year. Teachers submit their final teacher assessment in Reading, Writing, Maths and Science in June. The SAT results are a small part of making a final teacher assessment, as children’s work over the course of the year is used to gather evidence of the standard they are working at. The judgements made will be reported to you in the final school report this July.


Please watch   for more detail. The video clip is dated 2020, however the information is still relevant for this year. We will not be using the Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling test, as it is not compulsory.

What will be in the KS1 SATs 2022 papers for Year 2?

KS1 maths SATs:

The KS1 maths SATs is made up of two papers:

  •  Paper 1 is an arithmetic test which should take around 20 minutes. It will consist of 25 marks.
  •  Paper 2 involves reasoning, problem solving and mathematical fluency. This paper has 35 marks available, will last for roughly 35 minutes, and contains a variety of question types about different mathematical concepts, such as measures, shape, statistics as well as number.

KS1 reading SATs:

  •  Paper 1 consists of simple questions about a variety of short texts. It takes about 30 minutes.
  •  Paper 2 consists of a reading booklet containing different texts and a separate answer booklet. It takes about 40 minutes.

 The texts in the tests cover a wide range of fiction, non-fiction and poetry.


How can you help your child?


*Please continue to read regularly with your child, encouraging them to answer questions linked to the text and discussing the vocabulary will really help to build their confidence and understanding.



*Focus on your child knowing their 2, 5 and 10 times tables and related dividing facts by heart. E.g. 2x5=10 so 5x2=10   and 10÷5=2   and 10÷2=5. These number facts can be practised using Times Table Rockstars.

*Practise addition and subtraction of one and two 2-digit numbers e.g. 36-14 or 20 + 6


If you require any further information, please contact the office and I will be glad to answer any questions.


Mrs Crane