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KS2 SATs information for parents

SATs are the Standardised Assessment Tests that are given to children at the end of Key Stage 2.

The SATs take place over four days, starting on Tuesday 9th May ending on Friday 12th May. Please see the timetable below for the dates of each of the SATs tests . 


○ Grammar, punctuation and spelling (paper 1: GPS) –  Monday 13th May 24 
○ Grammar, punctuation and spelling (paper 2: Spelling) – Monday 13th May 24 
○ Reading – Tuesday 14th May 24

○ Maths (paper 1: Arithmetic) – Wednesday 15th May 24
○ Maths (paper 2: Reasoning) – Wednesday 15th May 24
○ Maths (paper 3: Reasoning) – Thursday 16th May 24

Key Stage 2 Reading

The reading test is a single paper with questions based on three passages of text. Your child will have one hour, including reading time, to complete the test.

There will be a selection of question types, including:

  • Ranking/ordering, e.g. ‘Number the events below to show the order in which they happen in the story’
  • Labelling, e.g. ‘Label the text to show the title of the story’
  • Find and copy, e.g. ‘Find and copy one word that suggests what the weather is like in the story’
  • Short constructed response, e.g. ‘What does the bear eat?’
  • Open-ended response, e.g. ‘Look at the sentence that begins Once upon a time. How does the writer increase the tension throughout this paragraph? Explain fully, referring to the text in your answer.’

Key Stage 2 Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling test

The grammar, punctuation and spelling test consists of two parts: a grammar and punctuation paper requiring short answers, lasting 45 minutes, and an aural spelling test of 20 words, lasting around 15 minutes.

The grammar and punctuation test will include two sub-types of questions:

  • Selected response, e.g. ‘Identify the adjectives in the sentence below’
  • Constructed response, e.g. ‘Correct/complete/rewrite the sentence below,’ or, ‘The sentence below has an apostrophe missing. Explain why it needs an apostrophe.’

Key Stage 2 Maths

Children sit three papers in maths:

  • Paper 1: arithmetic, 30 minutes
  • Papers 2 and 3: reasoning, 40 minutes per paper

Paper 1 will consist of fixed response questions, where children have to give the correct answer to calculations, including long multiplication and division. Papers 2 and 3 will involve a number of question types, including:

  • Multiple choice
  • True or false
  • Constrained questions, e.g. giving the answer to a calculation, drawing a shape or completing a table or chart
  • Less constrained questions, where children will have to explain their approach for solving a problem

SPAG Revision Sheets

 Grammar Paper Test Technique.pptxDownload
 SPAG mini tests.pdfDownload
 Spelling List.pdfDownload
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Arithmetic Revision Sheets

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Mathematics Revision Sheets

 Algebra Revision Sheet.pdfDownload
 Converting Units Revision Sheet.pdfDownload
 Decimals Revision Sheet.pdfDownload
 Four Operations Revision Sheet.pdfDownload
 Four Operations Revision Sheet[1].pdfDownload
 Fractions Revision Sheet.pdfDownload
 Percentages Revision Sheet.pdfDownload
 Perimeter, Area and Volume Revision Sheet.pdfDownload
 Place Value Revision Sheet.pdfDownload
 Position and Direction Revision Sheet.pdfDownload
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Assessment and reporting  

You will be given your child’s raw score (the actual number of marks they get), alongside their scaled score and whether they have reached the expected standard set by the Department for Education 

The range of scaled scores available for each KS2 test is:

  • 80-99- working below the national Expected Standard
  • 100- 110 working at the Expected Standard
  • 111-120 exceeded the Expected Standard

KS2 Parents Meeting

We held an information meeting for the Key Stage 2 SATs for parents and carers on Thursday 21st September 2023. If you were unable to attend, we have attached the Powerpoint for your information. The session will be held again in Autumn 2.

Should you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact school. 

KS2 SATs Parent Information Meeting 2023-24