The new SATs for KS1 (which your child will sit aged 7) consist of the following:

English Reading Paper 1

This paper consists of a reading text and comprehension questions.  On each page, children are given a section of text and then a few questions to answer on that piece of text.  The paper will include a story and an information text.

It is expected that children will take about 30 minutes to do this test, but it is not strictly timed.  There are a total of 20 marks in this test.

English Reading Paper 2

This paper is harder (and has a higher word count) than Paper 1.  It consists of a reading booklet, which includes a story and an information text.  Children are also given a separate booklet consisting of questions on these texts.  They are expected to write their answers in these booklets.

It is expected that children will take about 40 minutes to do this test, but it is not strictly timed.  There are a total of 20 marks in this test.

English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Paper

This test has been introduced for the first time this year.  For this test, children will be expected to know what adverbs, adjectives, verbs and nouns are.  They will be expected to use past and present tense.  They will also need to know the different between statements, questions, commands, questions and exclamations.  They will need to know how to turn singular words into plural words.  Punctuation they will need to know about, includes: full stops, exclamation marks, question marks, capital letters, apostrophes for contractions and commas in lists.

It is expected that children will take about 20 minutes to do this test, but it is not strictly timed.  There are a total of 20 marks in this test.

English Spelling Test

This test consists of 20 sentences which will be read aloud by the teacher.  One word is missing from each sentence on the sheet and when the teacher reads this word aloud, your child will need to write it down, trying to get the spelling correct.

It is expected that children will take about 15 minutes to do this test, but it is not strictly timed.  There are a total of 20 marks in this test.

You can download sample papers on the government website by clicking on this link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-curriculum-assessments-2016-sample-materials