The tests will be administered during the month of May. All texts are not strictly timed.

The tests will consist of:

English reading 2 papers: Paper 1: short text and questions; Paper 2: longer text with separate questions

Mathematics 2 papers: Paper 1: arithmetic; Paper 2: mathematical reasoning

Ensure your child has the best possible attendance at school. 

Support your child by listening to them read every day and asking them questions.

Spelling and arithmetic (e.g. times tables, division, addition and subtraction) are always good to practise.

Make sure your child has a good sleep and healthy breakfast every morning!

Teacher assessment

The government has set interim assessment criteria. Currently, in Reading, Writing and Maths children will be assessed as: Working towards the expected standard Working at the expected standard Working at ‘greater depth’. Every aspect of assessment must be met for a child to achieve that standard.

Whilst SATs are statutory, we are assessing your child’s progress throughout the year. This means that the scores that your child achieves in the SATs are just one part of the assessment process. Your child’s final end of year results are determined by the teacher and not the tests!

Please watch the video below, which has been published by the Department for Education, for a full explanation of the tests and what the expectations of the children will be.

Please find below a document, published by the Department for Education, detailing further information for parents.