2016 National curriculum tests

13th March 2016
Information for parents:
2016 National curriculum tests at the end of key stage 1 and 2.
Do you have a child in primary school in year 2 or year 6?
If so, they will be taking the national curriculum tests (SATs) in May 2016 . The tests will provide information about how your child is progressing, compared to children the same age nationally. They are not qualifications and don’t affect your child’s future options in school. The results are used to ensure that schools are teaching their pupils the essential knowledge and skills in the subjects that are the early building blocks. This is to ensure every child reaches their full potential. There are changes to the tests this year at both key stages. This is because the tests are based on the new national curriculum, which your child has been taught since September 2014.
Key Stage 1- year 2 pupils
The main changes to the tests this year are:
• A new test of grammar, punctuation and spelling to check your child is reaching the expected standards with the building blocks of writing.
• A new arithmetic test to check your child’s ability in basic mathematics.
Your child will take these tests during May at a time determined by the school. They are not strictly timed tests. Most pupils will be unaware they are taking them as teachers will incorporate them into everyday classroom practice.
Please click on the link below for more information.