Key Stage 2 SAT

Key Stage 2 SATs are upon children within 2 terms of arriving at our school. The National Curriculum tests are designed to assess children's knowledge and understanding of specific elements of the Key Stage 2 programmes of study. They provide a snapshot of a child's attainment at the end of the Key Stage. In May, week commencing 14 May 2018, our Year 6 pupils will take tests in English grammar, punctuation and spelling, reading and Mathematics.

Teachers will assess their pupils against the year group expectations for each subject including writing. Teachers will take into account written, practical and oral work as well as classroom work, homework and any informal tests taken in class.

Parents will receive a report at the end of the year which will include results of the National Curriculum tests.

The Key Stage 2 tests are timetabled from Monday 14 to Thursday 17 May 2018.

Date Activity
Monday 14 May 2018 English grammar, punctuation and spelling Paper 1: questions
English grammar, punctuation and spelling Paper 2: spelling
Tuesday 15 May 2018 English reading
Wednesday 16 May 2018 Mathematics Paper 1: arithmetic
Mathematics Paper 2: reasoning
Thursday 17 May 2018

Mathematics Paper 3: reasoning


KS2 English reading test

The English reading test focuses on the comprehension elements of the national curriculum and includes a mixture of text genres. The test is designed so that the texts increase in their level of difficulty. The test consists of a reading booklet and a separate answer booklet. Pupils will have one hour to read the 3 texts in the reading booklet and complete the questions which are worth 50 marks in total. Pupils can approach the test as they choose, for example working through one text and answering the questions before moving on to the next.


KS2 English grammar, punctuation and spelling test

The grammar, punctuation and spelling test focuses on knowing and applying grammatical terminology with the full range of punctuation tested.
There are 2 papers:

  • Paper 1: short answer questions

  • Paper 2: spelling Paper 1: short answer questions is a combined question and answer booklet.
There are no contextual items in the test. Pupils will have 45 minutes to answer the questions which are worth 50 marks in total. Paper 2: spelling consists of a test transcript to be read by the test administrator and an answer booklet for pupils to complete 20 missing words. The test is expected to take approximately 15 minutes, but is not strictly timed. The questions are worth 20 marks in total.


KS2 Mathematics test

The mathematics test comprises 2 components, presented to pupils as 3 test papers: 

  • Paper 1: arithmetic

  • Paper 2: reasoning

  • Paper 3: reasoning

Square grids are provided where pupils need to show their method, in some answer spaces of the arithmetic paper and some of the questions on Paper 2.

Paper 1: arithmetic assesses basic mathematical calculations. The questions cover straightforward addition and subtraction and more complex calculations with fractions worth 1 mark each. They also cover long divisions and long multiplications worth 2 marks each. Pupils will have 30 minutes to answer the questions which are worth 40 marks.

Papers 2 and 3 assess mathematical fluency, solving mathematical problems and mathematical reasoning. Pupils will have 40 minutes to complete each test paper worth 35 marks per paper.

SATs Data 2017

 Reading (SAT)Writing (TA)Mathematics (SAT)Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling (SAT)Combined Re, Wr, Ma
No. Pupils 155 157 144 153 116
Scissett Middle % Pupils 78.7 79.7 73.1 77.7 59.5
Kirklees % Pupils 66.6 73.4 72.3 74.9 56.7
National % Pupils 71 76 75 77 61
SMS - National 7.7 3.7 -1.9 0.7 -1.5

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