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Key Assessments

The national assessment at key points in children’s primary education are:

  • The reception baseline assessment for each child in the first 6 weeks after they enter reception.
  • phonics (sound-letter correspondence) check near the end of Year 1. 
    Week commencing Monday 6 June 2022 Phonics screening check week
  • A teacher assessment at the end of Key Stage 1 (Year 2) in mathematics, reading and writing, informed by pupils’ scores in externally-set, but internally-marked, tests.  The key stage 1 tests  will be administered during May 2022.
  • Date Activity
    May 2022 Key stage 1 test period
    Week commencing Monday 6 June 2022 Phonics screening check week
  • An end of Year 4 Multiplication Tables Check to determine whether pupils can recall their times tables fluently. MTC 2022 will be from Monday 6 June and Friday 24 June

  • National SATs tests at the end of Key Stage 2 (Year 6) in: mathematics; reading; grammar, punctuation and spelling; along with a teacher assessment of writing and science.
  • The key stage 2 tests are timetabled from Monday 9 May to Thursday 12 May 2022.

    Date Activity
    Monday 9 May 2022 English grammar, punctuation and spelling papers 1 and 2
    Tuesday 10 May 2022 English reading
    Wednesday 11 May 2022 Mathematics papers 1 (Arithmetic) and 2 Reasoning)
    Thursday 12 May 2022 Mathematics paper 3 (Reasoning)