Hi, I am starting a new job next year in Year 2 and having never taught this year before I am starting from scratch again. Could anyone give me an '***' guide to Sats? I know that most of the levels are based on teacher assessment, but I am interested in what the guidelines are about which test papers you use. Am I right in thinking that schools can choose which paper they want to use from past papers? i know when I was on practice a lot of year 2 teachers seemed to be doing nocturnal animals in preparation, whilst other schools do different things, presumably they put that into their planning based on what they knew was in the writing test? I would like to start getting a bit of a long term plan together for literacy etc.. and obviously if I could decide which paper they willl use could plan to do a bit of relevant topic work at the right point in the year? Any advice on how the system works and how it then affects planning etc. would be really gratefully received. Many thanks!