If you have a child in year 6, at the end of key stage 2, they will take national curriculum tests in English grammar, punctuation and spelling, English reading and mathematics. The tests help measure the progress pupils have made and identify if they need additional support in a certain area. The tests are also used to assess schools’ performance and to produce national performance data. The key stage 2 tests will be taken on set dates unless your child is absent, in which case they may be able to take them up to 5 school days afterwards.
SATs will take place between : Monday 13th May 2024 – Thursday 16th May 2024
At the end of the summer term you should receive test results for:
• English grammar, punctuation and spelling
• English reading
As there is no test for English writing, this will be reported as a teacher assessment judgement. This is a judgement teachers will make, based on your child’s work at the end of key stage 2. You will also receive a teacher assessment judgement for science.
How can you help your child to prepare?
Teachers will make sure all pupils in their class are prepared for the tests. There’s nothing specifically test-related that you should do to prepare your child but revising times tables, the four operations, spelling , grammar and punctuation rules can help them. You should follow the general advice teachers give about supporting your child’s education throughout the year.
What do the tests look like?
You can look at past papers by searching online at www.gov.uk/STA.