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In May children in Year 2 are required to do their KS1 SATS papers. They will be assessed in Reading and Maths, with Wtiting and Science being assessed through teacher assessment. Their SATS scores are used alongside teacher assessment to determine the children’s academic level at the end of Year 2. SATS are nothing to worry about and are not supposed to be stressful for children or parents. We will do everything we can to make sure they are a relaxed and enjoyable experience. If you have any questions regarding the SATS or assessment arrangements please speak to a member of the Year 2 team. 


Pupils will be required to read a selection of texts and answer a range of questions on each section. These questions ask children to apply their understanding of the text and topic they have read, as well retrieve information from within the texts.

Pupils need to read these texts independently and silently. Therefore being able to read at length is very important. We ask each child to read as much as possible as often as possible, this will build their stamina to read longer texts in preparation for these reading papers.

Children's scores in these papers will form part of our assessment using the Teacher Assessment Framework (TAF).


Pupils will sit two maths papers in Year 2. The Arithmatic paper assesses their knowledge of place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. The Reasoning paper assesses children’s ability apply their arithmatic skills in order to reason and solve problems, as well as assessing their knowledge of shape, space, measure, time and statistics. Children can can request that questions are read to them during the paper.

Children's scores in these papers will form part of our assessment using the Teacher Assessment Framework (TAF).


There is no SATS paper to assess writing, instead it is assessed using the Teacher Assessment Framework (TAF). Children will need to demonstrate their ability to spell, write coherently for different purposes, use a range of punctuation and use conjunctions. Handwriting is also an important part of the assessment and letters should be the correct size in relation to each other. 

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