Key Stage One SATs
The KS1 SATs take place in May, usually the week after the KS2 SATs. The children will sit a total of 6 papers spread across the week. This means that the children will sit 2 papers a day.
Below is information about each paper with an example from the 2023 SATs. All of the documents below have come from the government website linked below.
Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling
For the spelling test, I will read the word then read the word in the sentence and then repeat the word again. The words are a combination of spelling rules and common exception words that the children should know by the end of year 2.
The grammar and punctuation test has a variety of questions that test all the skills children have been taught in key stage 1.
Reading paper 1 has a variety of questions on shorter pieces of texts. Reading paper 2 has similar style questions but with longer texts of information for the children to comprehend. The children will not do these tests on the same day.
Paper 1 is a test of arithmetic skills. These are skills taught across key stage 1. Paper 2 is a reasoning test, adults can read the question to children as a form of support but cannot help a child interpret the question. With this style of question, the children need to identify the number sentence and use an appropriate method to solve the problem.