Year 2 SATs 2016 - St Matthew Academy

  • Year 2 SATs 2016 - St Matthew Academy

Year 2 SATs 2016

Changes to Key Stage 1 SATs in 2016: what parents need to know

Children starting Year 2 in September 2015 and beyond will need to be prepared for the new style KS1 SATs in 2016.

In the summer term 2016, children at the end of Key Stage 1 will sit new SATs papers. That means that if your child is in Year 2, they will be among the first pupils to take the new test. SATs have been overhauled in both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 to reflect the changes to the national curriculum, which was introduced from September 2014.

At the end of Year 2, children will take SATs in:

·         Reading

·         English grammar, punctuation and spelling

·         Maths


Please avoid taking your children out of school during this time and in the weeks leading up to the tests. Thank you

Year 2 children will be taking the KS1 SATs. (Statutory Assessment Tests) and assessed at the end of May 2016. 
 Whilst SATs will still be taken by the pupils, reported results will be determined by teacher assessment, which will reflect children's progress and not just results obtained in a 'one-off' test.


Tasks and tests for 2016

Period of use


Reading Test

2 Papers: short text and questions

longer text with separate questions

May 2016

Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation Test

2 papers: spelling, punctuation and grammar including spelling


May 2016

Writing Tasks

May 2016


Mathematics Test

Paper 1 – Arithmetic

Paper 2 Reasoning

May 2016