Year 1 Phonics Screening Check 

As a school we are required to administer a phonics screening check to children in Year 1.

The 2018 check will take place during the week beginning Monday 11th June 2018.

KS1/Year 2 SATS

During May all Year 2 children will take SATs in:

  • Reading
  • Paper 1 consists of a selection of texts totalling 400 to 700 words, with questions interspersed.
  • Paper 2 comprises of a reading booklet of a selection of passages totalling 800 to 1100 words.
  • Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation
  • Paper 1: a grammar and punctuation written task, taking approximately 20 minutes, and worth 15 marks. Children will be provided with a prompt and stimulus for a short piece of writing, with a clear text type, audience and purpose. Handwriting will be worth four per cent of the marks.
  • Paper 2: a grammar, punctuation and vocabulary test, in two sections of around 10 minutes each (with a break between, if necessary), worth 20 marks. This will involve a mixture of selecting the right answers e.g. through multiple choice, and writing short answers.
  • Paper 3: a 20-word spelling test taking approximately 15 minutes and worth 10 marks.
  • Maths
  • Paper 1: arithmetic, worth 25 marks and taking around 15 minutes.
  • Paper 2: mathematical fluency, problem-solving and reasoning, worth 35 marks and taking 35 minutes, with a break if necessary. There will be a variety of question types: multiple choice, matching, true/false, constrained (e.g. completing a chart or table; drawing a shape) and less constrained (e.g. where children have to show or explain their method).

How will the tests be marked?

Although the tests are set externally, they will be marked by teachers within the school. Instead of the old national curriculum levels, children's raw score – the actual number of marks they get – is translated into a scaled score, (national average of 100). A score below 100 indicates that the child needs more support, whereas a score of above 100 suggests the child is working at a higher level than expected for their age. The maximum score possible is 115, and the minimum is 85.

The official 2017 KS1 SATs papers are available for free download from TheSchoolRun: 

KS1 English SATs 2017                                                                                                                

KS1 Maths SATs 2017



The KS1 bitesize website has lots of resources to help children in preparing for KS1 Sats.                                                                                                                                    Click for KS1 Bitesize

KS2 SATS 2018

All year 6 children will sit their SATS papers in May.  

How will the tests be marked?

The old system of national curriculum levels is no longer used, after the Department for Education (DfE) abolished it in Summer 2015. Instead, children will be given standardised scores. You will be given your child’s raw score and a scaled score, and receive confirmation of whether or not they achieved the national standard (‘NS’  means the expected standard was not achieved; ‘AS’ means the expected standard was achieved). There will also be a ‘performance descriptor’ of the expected standard for Key Stage 2 pupils. The DfE is aiming for 65% of children to reach or exceed that standard.Below you will find a number of resources to help your child in preparing for their Sats.  Most activities can be accessed for free but some require a subscription.Spag Boot Camp from Compare4Kids 

Date Subject and Paper Length 
Mon, 14th May  2018

English (SPaG) Grammar & Punctuation- Paper 1   

English (SPAG) Spelling Test- Paper 2

1 hour
Tues, 15th May 2018

English Reading Test - Reading booklet & assessment

 1 hour

Wed, 16th May 2018

Maths Paper 1 Arthmetic

Maths Paper 2 (Reasoning)

30 Mins

40 Mins

Thurs, 17th May 2018 Maths Paper 3 (Reasoning) 40 Mins

 Practice SATS Papers/ Compare 4 Kids Year 6 SAT's