At the end of Key Stage 1, your child’s teacher will assess the standard that your child is working at in English, maths, and science. To help the teacher make these assessments, your child will sit national curriculum tests in maths and English, known as standard attainment tests (also known as SATs).
These tests, along with your child’s work throughout the year, help the teacher to assess your child’s performance and, as they move up to Key Stage 2, identify their needs.
SATs take place in May and are not strictly timed. Teachers use the results of the test, along with the work your child has done during the year, to make an assessment of your child’s progress at the end of Key Stage 1
Your child’s English skills will be assessed through two papers; both consist of reading a variety of text types and responding to questions.
They may also be tested on English grammar, punctuation, and spelling. This involves two tests; one on spelling and the other on grammar, punctuation, and vocabulary.
For maths, your child will sit two papers, one focusing on arithmetic and another focusing on reasoning to assess your child’s calculation skills.