Example papers were shared with all. These can be found at:
- KS2: www.gov.uk/education/primary-curriculum-key-stage-2-tests-and-assessments
- KS1: www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-curriculum-assessments-practice-materials#key-stage-1-past-papers
Timetable of papers shared
|13th May||English grammar, punctuation and spelling papers 1 and 2|
|14th May||English reading|
|15th May||Mathematics papers 1 and 2|
|16th May||Mathematics paper 3|
Arrangements for Children
- SATs week breakfast available each morning to settle them in
- Most papers will begin at 9.30/9.45am to give children chance to settle in
- Access arrangements are available for children:
- School leaders will apply for extra time in advance for children should they need it
- Scribe or transcription can be provided for children who’s handwriting it likely to be tricky to read
- Readers are available, children will need to ask staff to read questions to them
- Rest breaks are available throughout each test, should the child require them.
- Most children will sit the papers in the hall – they have got used to this following regular practice.
- Not ‘tested’ in the same way
- Teachers make a judgement based on child’s writing from across the curriculum
- This is moderated within the local authority
- There is no ‘timetable’ for testing, but they must be completed within the month of May.
- Papers support the teacher’s assessment of children’s classroom work
- Children complete independently, in small groups or 1:1 with the teacher
- Children won’t be told they are taking a test – just that they are going to do a special activity with the teacher.
- All children will be given the opportunity to complete each paper.
- There is no time limit for the tests to be completed.
- The question can be read to them during the maths paper.