Key Stage 1 SATs
The SATs (Standard Assessment Tasks) are a statutory requirement used to assess children at the end of Key Stage 1. Teacher assessment is used to report children’s attainment and progress to parents. Teachers will use the key stage 1 test results to help them to reach an overall judgement of the standards children have reached in reading, writing and mathematics. Parents will receive their child’s results by the end of the summer term.
The attainment statements are:
- working below
- working towards
- working at
- working in greater depth
Children are assessed in Reading, Mathematics and SPaGs (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar). Attainment statements are given in relation to End of Year Expectations.
Year 2 Mathematics SATs
The mathematics test comprises of two components, which are presented to pupils as two separate test papers. The first paper is an arithmetic paper, the second paper presents a range of mathematical reasoning and problem-solving questions.
Year 2 English SATs
Reading: comprises of 2 papers: short text and questions; longer text with separate questions.
SPaG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar): comprises of two components, which are presented to pupils as two separate test papers. The first paper is spelling. The second paper presents grammar, punctuation and vocabulary questions.
Writing: The children's writing is assessed continually throughout the year. Teacher's judgements are moderated internally, within our school partnership and can be externally moderated by Lambeth.
To avoid unnecessary stress and pressure to the children, we do not refer to the SATs as tests. Throughout the year the children are familiarised with assessment questions as part of their everyday learning, they are therefore confident undertaking the assessments during the summer term.