Year 2 SATs

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Key Stage 1 SATs consist of formal assessments in maths, reading and writing and take place at the end of Year 2.

We have lots of resources available to help you consolidate key literacy and numeracy concepts at home. Start by reviewing our Key Stage 1 worksheets to see what your child is learning in Years 1 & 2. Then work through our KS1 SATs revision course. Finally, let your child have a go at some KS1 SATs past papers and our exclusive KS1 SATs practice papers.

For even more ideas we have a KS1 SATs pack with 26 teacher-recommended activities to help with reading comprehension, spelling, writing, addition and subtraction, time, shape and measurements, counting and problem solving, and handling data.

On 14 September 2017 the Department for Education announced that Year 2 SATs will be made non-statutory (so schools will be able to choose whether to adminster them or not) from 2023. Until then children will continue to be assessed in May during Year 2.


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KS1 maths SATs: what is tested in the Y2 assessments
Word problems, place value, number bonds, polygons and pictograms – they’re all taught in KS1 maths and can be tested as part of the Y2 SATs. We review the learning objectives in parent-friendly language and give you examples and tips to help you support your child’s mathematical education at home.
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KS1 English SATs: what is tested in the Y2 assessments
Writing composition, high frequency words, distinguishing between homophones, legible handwriting and more – KS1 English SATs learning objectives explained for parents, plus how to support your child’s literacy learning at home.
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KS1 SATs writing assessment success
How will your child's writing be assessed at the end of KS1? We explain what teachers are looking for so you can help your child improve their work and boost their confidence.


Key Stage 1 - 2016 English SATs Papers
Key Stage 1 - 2017 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 2017 Y2 SATs past papers are the official papers from the Department for Education, used in schools.
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.
TheSchoolRun KS1 SATs maths practice paper C
KS1 maths SATs practice paper C
Boost your child's confidence in the run-up to the Y2 SATs with our mock papers, written in the style of the new-curriculum assessments.
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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.


Year 2 SATs practice papers and past 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 and 2004 papers).

In May 2016 children took new-style KS1 SATs tests for the first time. The KS1 English SATs 2016 and KS1 Maths SATs 2016 and KS1 English SATs 2017 and KS1 Maths SATs 2017 are available for free download 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 curriculum 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.

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.