Over the years there has been a huge leap in expectations for all children in Year 2 nationally. The good news is they are rising to it!
Year 2 SATs will take place at the end of May. It would be really helpful if there are no Year 2 absences in the run up to and including this week please.
The children will compete two reading papers. There will be fiction and a non-fiction text in each paper. The second paper is harder than the first paper.
Tick the correct answer:
Sequencing / ordering:
How can you help with reading at home?
- Read with your child at home as often as you can – we cannot stress enough how important it is, it will help them achieve in all other subjects. Ask them to read to you but keep reading to them too – it teaches them intonation and fluency.
- Ask them questions about what they have read – question stems provided.
- Read a variety of materials – poems, newspapers, leaflets, non-fiction books. Make sure they are challenged where possible!
- Help them to understand and use new vocabulary – the more words they learn the more links they can make.
Grammar, punctuation and Spelling
The grammar, punctuation and spelling test will consist of two parts:1)A grammar and punctuation paper requiring short answers2)A spelling test of 20 words
Children are tested on:
•All basic punctuation (. , ? !)•Sentence types (command, statement, question, exclamation)•Past tense•Contractions•Apostrophe•Adjectives•Verbs•Nouns•Adverbs•Prefixes (start of the word)•Suffixes (end of the word)•Joining words (and, but, because, when, if, or, that, so)
A series of papers test the children’s ability at the expected standard:
How can you help with maths at home?
- Make sure your child is forming numbers correctly e.g. ‘0’ looking like a ‘6’.
- Make sure that you child checks their answer.
- Practise times tables .
- Practise telling the time.
- Ensure they complete their Maths Missions.
There is no formal test for writing, your children will have worked hard all year and are already improving their skills. They will receive a teacher assessment that will be a score for the work they have done all year. The assessments test your child’s ability to write at the expected standard:
Your children are expected to be able to read and spell these words in their writing:
Some children will reach a greater depth of writing:
How can you help with writing at home?
- Please ‘drum home’ the importance of capital letters and full-stops.
- Keep practising spellings on weekly basis – the new LSCWC method is bespoke to your child and focuses on their weakness in particular.
- Encourage your children to learn new vocabulary.
- Practise handwriting.
- Value their homework – is it their best writing?
- Use standard English.
- Read with them.
Some useful websites: