Key Stage 1 SATs Support 2019

Date Activity
May 2019 Key stage 1 test period
Week commencing Monday 10 June 2019 Phonics screening check week



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National Curriculum SATs Test Key Stage 1 Information for Parents

KS1 Maths SATs Papers

The KS1 Maths SATs is made up of two papers:

• Paper 1 is an arithmetic test which should take around 15 minutes. It will consist of 25 marks.

• Paper 2 involves reasoning, problem solving and mathematical fluency. This paper has 35 marks available and will last for approximately 35 minutes. It will contain a variety of question types including multiple choice, matching and method explanations.

KS1 Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPaG) Papers - Optional

Paper 1 is a 20 word spelling test worth 20 marks which should take roughly 15 minutes

• Paper 2 is a punctuation, grammar and vocabulary test. It comes in two sections of around 10 minutes each, and the paper is worth 20 marks.


Please Note:

We will not be conducting SPaG test at St Mary's for 2019.

KS1 Reading SATs Papers

Paper 1 consists of a variety of texts totalling 400 to 700 words with questions dotted throughout.

• Paper 2 consists of a reading booklet containing different passages. These will total 800 to 1100 words.

Each paper for the KS1 Reading SATs is worth 50% of the available marks and should take up to 30 minutes. The texts covered in the tests cover a wide range of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Pupils will face a variety of questions including multiple choice, matching, and open-ended answers.

Revision Websites

Please access the resources below.


BBC Bitesize - KS1 Maths


BBC Bitesize - KS1 English