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.


KS1 SATs in 2016
Changes to KS1 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. Here's what you need to know about what the tests involve.
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 succeed.
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.


Key Stage 1 - 2004 English SATs Papers
Key Stage 1 - 2004 English SATs Papers
Download and print this complete set of English SATs papers from 2004 to assist your child in preparing for the tests.
2003 Maths SATs Papers
Key Stage 1 - 2003 Maths SATs Papers
Download and print this complete set of maths SATs papers from 2003 to assist your child in preparing for the tests.
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).

In May 2016 children will take new-style KS1 SATs tests for the first time. As the tests have been completely overhauled, official past papers are not available, though the government has released some 'mock' papers for teacher use, which parents might find useful.

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