SATs Year 2

Girl filling in SATs paper

Key Stage 1 SATs take place in the summer term of Year 2 and are compulsory. In this section of the site you'll find lots of resources to help you support your child at home as they prepare for the Year 2 SATs, including information on how KS1 SATs are changing in 2016what areas are tested in the KS1 SATs, SATs action plans, SATs revision skills and how to understand SATs results.

There are also KS1 SATs past papers, specially-comissioned practice papers and problem-solving exercises.

You can also check out our unique KS1 SATs revision programme.

Articles

KS1 SATs in 2017
Changes to KS1 SATs in 2017: what parents need to know
New-style KS1 SATs were introduced in 2016 for all Year 2 children in England. Here's what parents need to know about the English and maths assessments in 2017 and beyond.
Boy revising for KS1 SATs
Your KS1 SATs questions answered
The first time you hear the word SATs mentioned will likely be when your child enters Year 2, which is the end of Key Stage 1. We answer the questions whirling around in parents’ heads about what KS1 SATs are, when they’ll be administered and how you can help your child reach their full potential.
KS1 SATs maths helper
SATs revision: your KS1 SATs maths helper
Numeracy SATs can seem a daunting task for Year 2 children, but there are loads of practical, fun ways to help them consolidate their classroom learning and make mathematical concepts (from number bonds to 3D shapes) real and easy to understand. Teacher Alice Hart shares her tips.

Worksheets

Key Stage 1 - 2016 Maths SATs Papers
Key Stage 1 - 2016 Maths SATs Papers
Help your child prepare for the maths KS1 SATs, taken at the end of Year 2, with some at-home practice. These complete 2016 Y2 SATs Maths past papers are the official papers from the Department for Education, used in schools.
Key Stage 1 - 2016 English SATs Papers
Key Stage 1 - 2016 English SATs Papers
Help your child prepare for the English KS1 SATs, taken at the end of Year 2, with some at-home practice. These complete 2016 Y2 SATs past papers are the official papers from the Department for Education, used in schools.
TheSchoolRun KS1 SATs English practice test B
KS1 English SATs practice paper B
New-style practice SATs papers, available exclusively to TheSchoolRun subscribers to help children practise reading comprehension, spelling and grammar in the run-up to the May Y2 assessments.
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KS1 SATs learning journey

KS1 SATs revision course

In order to cover all the learning objectives that your child is required to have mastered by the time they sit their Key Stage 1 SATs test (in the summer term of Year 2) we've put together a revision course of worksheets that cover all the core topics covered in the tests. Either work through the worksheets in order or pick those worksheets that cover topics where you know your child needs some extra help. There is also a KS1 SATS Learning Journey checklist.

KS1 SATs success

Your guide to KS1 SATs success

A beginner's guide to year 2 tests, the KS1 SATs success pack explains everything you need to know about how your child will be tested, teacher assessment, SATs levels, how the results are used and why you don't need to worry! You'll also find 26 activities to help support your child's learning at home with games and fun, so get your SATs preparation started today.

    

KS1 SATs past papers and practice papers

Until 2015, papers produced from 2005 onwards were still used in schools every year to set the tests for students in Year 2, so most official KS1 SATs papers were for teacher-use only (apart from 2003 English and maths and 2004 English and maths papers).

The new-style KS1 SATs tests reflect the new national curriculum and were set in schools for the first time in May 2016. The official past papers are available to download for free from TheSchoolRun:

TheSchoolRun subscribers have access to five complete sets of KS1 practice exams for maths and English, written to replicate the format of the new 2016 tests; answers are included so you can work through your child's paper together.

Pre-2016 style practice papers are also available to subscribers:

SATs eBook

SATs: Practice Makes Perfect

Our hugely popular SATs eBook is back in its fourth edition. SATs: Practice Makes Perfect has been written especially for all parents whose children are due to sit their SATs. In plain, straightforward language it tells you everything you need to know to help your child prepare for their exams, covering both Key Stage 1 and 2.

The first part, written for parents, contains a complete guide to SATs, answering every question you may have about these important exams. The second part includes study skills worksheets, SATs worksheets, practice questions and marking guidelines.

Year 2 SATs