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National Reading & Numeracy Tests
Profion Darllen a Rhifedd Cenedlaethol

 

Your child will take part in National Tests in Reading and Numeracy during the Summer Term. It is really important that your child is in school to take these tests.

 

Reading:

 

The reading tests are made up of short questions based on two or more texts. Some of the questions check how well the text has been understood, others aim to find out if your child is able to make judgements about what they are reading.

 

Numeracy:

 

There are two kinds of numeracy tests.

 

  1. The procedural test measures skills in number, measuring and data skills.
  2. The reasoning test measures how well children can use what they know to solve everyday problems.

 

Please feel free to download the sample materials for extra practise at home!

Welsh Government National Tests : Reading Tests

 

Year 5

 

This test looks at your child's ability to comprehend what they have read and answer questions based on the text.

 

They follow the same format every year with questions like:

 

  • Choose the word which best fits the gap (multiple choice)
  • Tick one ....
  • Tick three ....
  • Find and copy one word which .....
  • Find and copy a phrase to show...
  • Put these events in order
  • Which statements are true and false about the text
  • Link the word to the sentence it matches

 

Below are some examples of the reading tests. The first example is the sample paper for the test they will be sitting and the rest are past SAT paper which aren't exactly the same but follow a similar pattern with regards to questions etc. 

 

 

Year 6

 

This test looks at your child's ability to comprehend what they have read and answer questions based on the text.

 

They follow the same format every year with questions like:

 

  • Choose the word which best fits the gap (multiple choice)
  • Tick one ....
  • Tick three ....
  • Find and copy one word which .....
  • Find and copy a phrase that shows...
  • Put these events in order
  • Which statements are true and false about the text
  • Link the word to the sentence it matches

 

Below are some examples of the reading tests. The first example is the sample paper for the test they will be sitting and the rest are past SAT paper which aren't exactly the same but follow a similar pattern with regards to questions etc. 

 

Reading Practice Test Years 4,5 & 6

 

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