Whiston Junior and Infant School

Whiston Junior and Infant School

Part of White Woods Primary Academy Trust

Saville Road, Whiston, Rotherham, S60 4DX


01709 828189


Click Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 test dates to find out information about testing 

KS1 Phonics Screening - Week Commencing 10th June 2024

 The phonics screening check is taken individually by all children in Year 1 in England, and is usually taken in June. It is designed to give teachers and parents information on how a child is progressing in phonics. It will help to identify whether a child needs additional support at this stage so that they do not fall behind in this vital early reading skill.

Year 4 Multiplication Tables Check (MTC) - 3rd June - 14th June 2024

 The purpose of the check is to determine whether pupils can fluently recall their times tables up to 12, which is essential for future success in mathematics. It will also help the teachers to identify pupils who may need additional support.

The MTC is an on-screen check consisting of 25 times table questions. Children will answer 3 practice questions before moving on to the official check, and will then have 6 seconds to answer each question. On average, the check should take no longer than 5 minutes to complete.

Key Stage 2 Tests - Year 6 2024

The key stage 2 tests will be taken on set dates from 13th - 16th May 2024.



Test Paper

Monday 13th May

English: Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling

2 Papers

Tuesday 14th May

English: Reading

1 Paper

Wednesday 15th May


2 Papers: Arithmetic; Mathematical Reasoning

Thursday 16th May


1 Paper: Mathematical Reasoning


How will Key Stage 2 SATs be marked?

Children will be given standardised scores. You will be given your child’s score, alongside the average for their school, the local area and nationally. There will also be a ‘performance descriptor’ of the expected standard for Key Stage 2 pupils. The Department for Education is aiming for 85 per cent of children to reach or exceed that standard.


If you are a parent or carer, we hope you will find the information and web links below useful.



IPlease find a list of useful resources below. 



Click here for practice arithmetic papers. (Paper 1) 

Click here for practice reasoning papers. (Papers 2 & 3)

10 minutes for 10 days and answers


https://www.maths4everyone.com/resources/sats-questions.html (Targeted Revision)


Please ensure your child is reading aloud to you regularly.

Click here for practice reading papers. 

10 minutes for 10 days and answers


Please ensure your child is completing their weekly home learning.

Click here to access Spelling Shed, for which your child has their own login. Here, they will be able to practice weekly lists of spellings set by Mrs Webber as well as the Ks2 statutory word lists. 

Click here for practice punctuation and grammar papers. 

Click here for Year 3 and 4 statutory word list.

Click here for Year 5 and 6 statutory word list. 


 DfE Parent Guide to SATS: