St Matthew's C of E

Primary School

Work TogetherAim HighShine Bright

Assessment in Year 2 and Year 6

SATs are Standard Assessment Tests

They are:-

  • a snapshot of how your child performs on a particular occasion
  • only assessing certain aspects of a subject
  • marked against specific criteria
  • a ‘summing up’ of a child’s progress at the end of a key stage


Teacher Assessment

  • Is on going from entry in school
  • Covers all aspects of the curriculum
  • Informs our teaching and planning of future activities
  • Informs us about your child’s understanding
  • Takes different forms (talking about work, marking work, observing children carrying out activities)
  • Is matched to ‘Age Related Expectations’  set by the DfE


When are the tests in 2020?

Key Stage 1: throughout May and June


All KS2 SATs will be held in the week beginning 11th May 2020.

The tests must be taken on the scheduled days.

Key Stage 2:  Monday 11th May – Thursday 14th May


Monday 11th May

English grammar, punctuation and spelling

Paper 1: Questions

Paper 2: Spelling

Tuesday 12th May

English Reading

Wednesday 13th May


Paper 1: arithmetic

Paper 2: reasoning


Thursday 14th May


Paper 3: reasoning



Children should not go on holiday during term time and especially during these periods, or leading up to the tests.


Children in Year 2 and will be tested in English (reading & writing) & maths) and children in Year 6 will be tested in English (reading, writing, grammar & spelling) and in maths.


PLEASE REMEMBER …All children are individual! 


What we should celebrate, as parents and as teachers, is that each individual child has made progress – not necessarily focus on the level a child has attained.



(your own or someone else’s!)


Great Websites!


  1. BBC Bitesize Revision
  2. SATs Tests Online
  3. Moon Maths for Tables Practice
  4. class pages or Kids’ Zone


Helping at Home

  1. Do not put undue pressure on your child.
  2. Support with homework and targets discussed at Parents’ Evening.
  3. Read regularly and discuss a variety of texts – not just ‘listening’ to your child read.
  4. Short bursts of mental maths, times tables and problem solving etc
  5. Please! DO NOT use the previous test papers as we use them in school as assessment and practice for the children and using the same papers at home makes it difficult for us to prepare the children adequately.



We recommend:-


Early nights

Lots of sleep

Good attendance

Good punctuality

A good breakfast



KS2 SATS Tests 2020

KS2 SATS Tests 2020 1
KS2 SATS Tests 2020 2
KS2 SATS Tests 2020 3