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UPDATE: What will happen to tests in 2021 as a result of COVID-19?

The 2021 national curriculum tests have been cancelled. This means the following tests planned between April and July 2021 are no longer taking place:

Cayley Primary School will carry out its own teacher assessments so we can keep a track of where children are and will be reporting to parents at the end of the summer term.  

Marking for Feedback

Marking for feedback

Children’s progress is closely monitored at Cayley in order to provide the best possible opportunities and highest levels of support for all children.  All assessment activities aim to ensure children are able to make excellent progress in their learning whilst taking into account the needs of individual children.


We meet with parents once a term to discuss learning and development, and report to parents about the EYFSP outcomes at the end of Reception.

Our first meeting with parents is during the  Autumn Term once we’ve completed the first focused observation, we then meet on whole school  Reporting to Parent days during the Spring and Summer Terms. We make assessments of children’s learning and development through observations of day to day child- and adult-initiated activities, throughout the year.

Links for EYFS Parents


Details for parents/carers about children's learning and development.


Links to the DfE EYFS Statutory Framework and Early Years Outcomes.


For ideas about supporting your child at school.


For downloads of Early Education's advice leaflets for parents.

Year 1 Phonics

Children in Year 1 throughout the country will all be taking part in a phonics screening check during the same week in June. Children in Year 2 will also take the check if they did not achieve the required result when they were in year 1 or they have not taken the test before.

Phonics screening 2016(1)

Speed Sounds and How to Use Them

Speed sound chart
Speed Chart - how to use

Key Stage One - Year 2 SATs

At the end of Year 2, children will take SATs in:

  • Reading
  • English grammar, punctuation and spelling
  • Math

Video for Parents

KS1tests (no GPS).mp4

Year 4 Times Tables

Multiplication guide 2018(2)

Times Tables Test On-line

Hit the button is a great resource link - not only for years 3 and 4 but also KS1 and UKS2 as well. 


Times tables info for parents 2020 pic

Key Stage Two: Year 6 SATs

At the end of Year 6, children will sit tests in:

  • Reading
  • Maths
  • Spelling, punctuation and grammar

These tests will be both set and marked externally, and the results will be used to measure the school’s performance (for example, through reporting to Ofsted and published league tables). Your child’s marks will be used in conjunction with teacher assessment to give a broader picture of their attainment.

Video for Parents

KS2 tests.mp4

Tips For Year 6 For A Stress Free SATs!

KS2 SATs tips 2019
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