The following information is intended to answer any questions you may have on the Year 2 SATs 2018 as well as to provide useful links to previous SAT papers.
What are SATs?
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.
How does this link to our Year 2 class?
Firstly, children will participate in these tests (though I use the word ‘quiz’) in a stress free environment. Children have already worked through the 2016 papers and are beginning to get a feel for questions and how to answer them. So far, the children have had a go at Mathematics (Arithmetic and reasoning), Reading booklets x 2 (which focuses on reading and comprehension), and SPaG (which focuses on spelling, punctuation and grammar). Year 2 will be doing SATs in school from Monday the 14th May until the end of term.
Children will do the following:
- Writing assessment – based on writing in class
- Mathematics assessment – arithmetic question booklet and a reasoning question booklet
- Reading – question booklet paper 1 and question booklet paper 2
- SPaG – spelling test and question booklet focusing on punctuation and grammar
If you have any questions at all, please feel free to catch me at the end of the school day.
Links to SATs Archived Papers
Key stage 1 tests: 2016 mathematics test materials
Key stage 1 tests: 2016 English reading test materials
Key stage 1 tests: 2016 English grammar, punctuation and spelling test materials
Key stage 1 tests: 2017 mathematics test materials
Key stage 1 tests: 2017 English reading test materials
Key stage 1 tests: 2017 English grammar, punctuation and spelling test materials