National screening & SATs information for 2020

  • SATs are the tests that children take in Year 2 and Year 6 during the month of May.

SATs stands for “standardised assessment tests”. They are national tests that children in state schools across the country sit at the same time. At KS1, children are assessed in English, mathematics and science, and at KS2 they are assessed in English and mathematics.

At KS1 pupils will take six papers, one grammar and punctuation paper, one spelling paper, two reading papers, and two mathematics papers.

At KS2 pupils will take six papers, one grammar and punctuation paper, one spelling paper, one reading paper, and three mathematics papers.

  • Screening for Phonics (Y1) and Multiplication tables (Y4)

The Phonics screening takes place during the week after our half-term break from 8th June. Each of the children in Y1 and any children in Y2 who did not secure the pass mark will complete the assessment with their teacher.

The Phonics Screening Check is designed to show how well your child can use the phonics skills they’ve learned up to the end of Year 1, and to identify those children who need extra phonics help. The Department for Education defines the checks as “short, light-touch assessments” that take about four to nine minutes to complete.

The Multiplication Tables Check (MTC) will take place for Years 4 children in June from 2020. Children will complete the MTC using a computer or tablet device and will respond to questions posed on screen. Children will have 6 seconds to answer each question with the test lasting approx 5 mins.