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KS2 SATs letter 12.04.16


As you will no doubt be aware, the Year 6 children will shortly be taking their SATs tests.  SATs stands for Statutory Assessment Tests.  The there is a reading test, a grammar, spelling and punctuation test and three maths papers. Teacher assessment is used to grade writing. SATs are taken by every child in Year 6 throughout the country, with very few exceptions.

Both children and staff have been working very hard to make sure they are as prepared as they possibly can be for the tests. The pupils have experienced practice papers and SATs style questions in order to familiarise them with the format of the tests and the skills needed to tackle the questions. We want to support the children to do their very best but do not want the experience to be overly stressful or to dominate their final term in primary school.

The first test is on Monday 9th May and the last on Thursday 12th May:


9th May


10th May


11th May


12th May

Reading Comprehension Test

(1 hour)

English grammar, punctuation and spelling test, Paper 1 (45 mins)

English grammar, punctuation and spelling test, Paper 2, spelling

Maths Paper 1 Arithmetic  (30 minutes)

Maths  Paper 2 Reasoning (40 minutes)

Maths Paper 3

Reasoning (40 minutes)

More information about the different tests is available in this short video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nF1n1g4CePI.

The children will take the tests in their normal classroom, but will be expected to work in silence.

The tests are sent away and marked by specially employed external markers. We will receive the results in early July, so your child will receive his/her test result shortly afterwards. Children will get a raw score, a scaled score and confirmation as to whether they have met the ‘national standard’. A scaled score of 100 will represent the ‘national standard’.

During SATs week, please make sure your child has a good night’s sleep with some quality relaxation time and a good breakfast on the day of the test.

If you would like any further information, please speak to Mrs Sharpe.