All schools in Wales are now subject to new programmes of study for English and Mathematics, which incorporate the statutory Literacy and Numeracy Frameworks. The Welsh Government have published a series of information and support pamphlets aimed at helping parents to support their childrens’ literacy and numeracy development. They are full of ideas for short, practical activities that will help!
Please see the following general information document, and documents to help you support your child’s numeracy development for each year group from year 1 onwards:
Welsh Government National Tests
Primary schools: 3–10 May 2017
Children in Years 2 to 9 now take national tests in reading and numeracy each summer. It is really important that your child is in school to take the tests.
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 children are able to make judgements about what they are reading.
There are two kinds of numeracy tests.
- The procedural test measures skills in number, measuring and data skills.
- The reasoning test measures how well children can use what they know to solve everyday problems.