SATS - Statutory Assessment Tests
KS1 SATs remain statutory until 2023. Year 2 children have to carry out a series of tests in maths and English, the outcomes of which are reported to the government. This is to help ascertain how they are progressing with their learning against National Curriculum objectives and how this compares to other children of their age in the UK.
Year 2 SATs tests have to be carried out during the month of May. This tests will be carried out during w/c 13th May and w/c 20th May. I have scheduled an information meeting for parents on Wednesday the 1st May, after school from 3:10pm until about 4:00pm. This meeting is for parents / carers only, so please organise childcare. The meeting will give you further information about the content of the tests and how you can support your child on the lead up to these assessments, for example by ensuring they have a good night's sleep beforehand. I am keen to keep the tests as informal as possible for the children. They are only 6 or 7 years old after all, so shouldn't be feeling any unnecessary pressure.
Here is an information video which gives more information about SATs and the SATs process:
Year 2 Class Teacher
New assessment terminology was introduced with the new National Curriculum in 2013. Here is an explanation of what it means:
WTS - means that a child is working towards the expected standard.
WA - means that a child is working at the expected standard.
WGD - means that a child is working at a greater depth within the expected standard.
Expected standards are essentially the aims and objectives that are detailed for each year group in the National Curriculum 2013.
At the end of the autumn and spring terms, we will issue an interim report which summarises how your child is doing, using this terminology. This report also details their application and effort. At the end of the summer term we will issue your child's full report.