End of Key Stage 1

Key stage 1 national curriculum tests: information for parents

Information leaflet and videos for parents about end of key stage assessments (often referred to as SATs) for 7 year olds - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/key-stage-1-and-2-national-curriculum-tests-information-for-parents

Year 2 Times Tables

It is a national expectation, that by the end of Year 2, children know, and can recite their 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables.

Most children in Year 2 can count forwards, and backwards in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s but now need to understand the relationship of counting in these patterns, to addition, to multiplication:

For example:

5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30



When your child is secure with this, you may want to start discussing the ‘switcher’ for this fact, for example, if I know 2x5=10, then I know 5x2=10. This is the same with addition, if I know 7+3=10, then I know 3+7=10, so I also know 10-7=3 and 10-3=7. These ‘switchers’ will then move onto division, which we will look at later on this year.


Year 2 Non-Negotiables

Please see above for a list of the Year 2 non-negotiable objectives for English and Maths. This will not only give you an insight into what we will cover in these subjects, across the year, but they will also help to give you some guidance as to what your child can be practising at home, should you wish.