National Reading & Numeracy Tests
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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.

Learning Wales guidance on how to interpret test results

Guidance for Parents and Carers


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.

  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. ​

Reasoning Maths examples: 

Year 2, Sample Reasoning PowerPoint, Carnival Floats

Year 2, Reasoning Sample Materials

Year 3, Sample Reasoning PowerPoint,

Sping the Spy Year 3,Reasoning Sample Materials

Year 4, Sample Reasoning PowerPoint, Snakes & Ladders

Year 4, Reasoning Sample Materials

Year 5, Sample Reasoning PowerPoint, Dinosaur footprints

Year 5, Reasoning Sample Materials

Year 6, Sample Reasoning PowerPoint, How do they know

Year 6, Reasoning Sample Materials

Reading Tests

Year 4, 5, 6 Sample Reading Tests:


Year 2, 3 Sample Reading Tests: