In May 2016, children in Year 2 will be taking the first set of a new style of National Curriculum test to record their attainment at the end of primary school in maths and spelling, punctuation and grammar. Normally a reading test would also be administered in May alongside with the other tests. However the school will be carrying out the reading test early at the request of the government so that our scores, along with other selected schools' scores, can be used to produce the score boundaries. These will be used to decide whether children are working at the expected standard.
These tests are used to assess all Year 2 children in the country. You can find out more about the structure and content of the tests by watching the video below, or through reading the attached guide.
To help support children at home we are sending home three Rising Stars Achieve Revision and Practice Question books for children to use at home for free (usual price £6.96 each) These provide tasks to practise that match the requirements of the new National Curriculum for reading, writing and SPAG (spelling, punctuation and grammar.) Please work through these books with your child to give them the opportunity for additional practice at home before the tests. We suggest working through a few pages of each book each week.
If you feel you would like any further information or help in supporting your child, please do not hesitate to contact your child's class teacher.
Download the Parent's Guide to the National Curriculum Tests