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Year 2

6 yr oldAge: Usually between 6 to 7 years old

Stage of learning journey:  Second year of Key Stage 1.

Curriculum:  National Curriculum 


Find out the detail about what your child will be learning in Year 2.

It is expected that your child will be able to add and subtract to 20 by the end of key stage 1 and that they are able to explore poetry.

All primary school children are assessed for maths, reading, writing, speaking listening and science at the end of Key Stage 1 (year 2) by their teacher.  You’ll be sent the results of your child’s teacher assessments automatically.

Your child will also take SATS (Standard Assessments Tests) in May. Most children should be unaware they are taking them as teachers will incorporate them into everyday classroom practice.

SATS test your child on -

  • English reading
  • English grammar, punctuation and spelling
  • Maths

The results of SATs are used to create your child’s targets to reach in year 6.  You can ask the school for the test results, which will provide information about how your child is progressing, compared to children of the same age nationally.

SATs are not qualifications and don’t affect your child’s future options in school.The results are used to ensure that schools are teaching their pupils the essential knowledge and skills in the subjects that are the early building blocks and to make sure that every child has the opportunity to reach their full potential.

How you can help

You can look online at samples of the tests your child will take. 

There are also many websites offering SATs preparation products and services.

Downloadable Booklet (PDF 689kb) from Rising Stars to help parents and carers know what to expect about SATS.

Useful Links

Information for parents from the government website about SATS

The Book Trust - lots of advice about reading with your child including poetry 

https://www.risingstars-uk.com/Subjects/Parents news, advice and free resources to help you keep abreast of what's going on in primary education, as well as the latest resources to help your child reach their full potential.

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