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Guides for Parents


SATs Evening Presentation - 2016




Changes to the National Curriculum – Guide for Parents

The national curriculum is now more demanding than previous and children are expected to be taught and learn more at a higher level.

The new national curriculum is statutory for children in Years 1 to 6.  Children in Years 2 and 6 area assessed on these standards each May.

If you wish to view draft test documents, so that you can see the content of the tests the children will be doing in Years 2 and 6, please follow the link below.


Every year group has a list of end of year expectations, things that children have to be able to complete independently in order to reach the expected standard for that year group.

Year group expectations can be found both at the end of this guide. Please click on the links.

A key change in maths is the reintroduction of key written methods such as vertical addition and subtraction and long division throughout KS2. Children need to be able to calculate quickly and effectively. We have organised a number of parent workshops to support learning at home and ensure parents are familiar with calculation methods.

All the new objectives will be worked on through the year and if you have any queries about the curriculum or would like further explanation regarding methods taught, please talk with your child’s teacher.