Key Stage 1 SATs

Children who started Year 2 in September 2015 and beyond will need to be prepared for the new style KS1 SATs in 2016. Here's what you need to know about what the tests involve.

In the summer term 2016, children at the end of Key Stage 1 will sit new SATs papers. That means that if your child is in Year 2, they will be among the first pupils to take the new test. SATs have been overhauled in both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 to reflect the changes to the national curriculum, which was introduced from September 2014.

At the end of Year 2, children will take SATs in:

  • Reading
  • English grammar, punctuation and spelling
  • Maths

As a school, we will do everything possible to keep the children relaxed and happy going into these tests. We do not think it is necessary for children to do lots of practice papers to prepare but they may enjoy some of the games on the sites listed below. Obviously, as all parents and carers will know, the children will be happier, more relaxed and alert if they have eaten a balanced diet and slept well, particularly in the run up to, and during the tests in May. 

In March 2016 we hosted an assessment evening for parents to give them details about assessment at the end of Key Stage 1 in the new curriculum. To see the power point presentation from the evening please click here. 

Below are links to websites for more information for parents and some revision games which your child may enjoy.



BBC Bitesize -  well advertised, resources from the BBC covering English, Maths and Science.

The School Run - Year 2 is when your child will take their Key Stage 1 SATs exams, but what does that mean? What will they learn? And how can you help? Find out in the parents’ guide. There is also a glossary of literacyMaths and science terms to help you to help your child and a range of old test papers for children to familiarise or practice with.

Woodlands Junior School - We have included sample questions taken from past Key Stage 2 SATs papers, as well as a whole host of interactive tests/quizzes. Good luck and enjoy !

Achieve - The 2016 National Tests - A Parents Guide