|What are SATs?
As children come to the end of KS1 (year 2), the children take their SATs (Statutory Assessment Tests). They are tested in Reading, Maths, Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling. These tests provide evidence to help your child’s teacher make an assessment as to whether your child is meeting the expected standard. The children do not sit a writing test as they did in previous years. Teachers keep evidence collected from your child’s learning throughout the year to check if they have met the expected standard.
|KS1 SATs at Plympton St Maurice Primary School.
The tests are kept very relaxed and we do not refer to them as tests but as ‘quizzes’ so the children relate them to something fun, as we often have quizzes in class. We present the tests to the children in such a way that they seem like normal Maths or English lessons, so that the children remain calm and perform at their best. The tests are carried out in small groups with their class teacher.
|What do the tests look like?
The Reading, Maths and combined Grammar and Punctuation tests take the form of question and answer booklets. The spelling test consists of twenty spellings based on the spelling lists you were provided with at the start of the year.
Please feel free to talk to Mrs Longworth if you have any concerns or you would like further information.