Welsh National Tests

National Reading & Numeracy Tests
Profion Darllen a Rhifedd Cenedlaethol

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. Online Personalised Assessments will be phased in over a three-year period as part of the Welsh Government Tests for pupils in Years 2 to 9.

Parents and Carers FAQ’s


National Tests 2019

Both the paper based National Reading and Numeracy (Reasoning) tests and the online National Procedural test will take place between Tuesday 7th May and Tuesday 14th May 2019. We kindly request that you make every effort not to arrange holidays during this important period.


Monday 6th

Tuesday 7th

Wednesday 8th

Thursday 9th

Friday 10th

Bank Holiday

Yr 5


Yr 6 Reading

Yr 2 Procedural

Yr 3 procedural

Yr 4 procedural

Yr 6 Procedural Yr 3 Reasoning

Yr 4 Reading

Yr 3 Reading

Yr 2 Reading

Yr 4 Reasoning

Yr 5 Reasoning

Yr 2 Reasoning

Monday 13th

Tuesday 14th

Yr 5 Procedural

Yr 6 Reasoning


National Tests Reading

Years 2/3 

Years 4/5/6

National Tests Procedural

Year 2. Year 2, Procedural Sample Materials

Year 3 Year 3, Procedural Sample Materials

Year 4 Year 4, Procedural Sample Materials

Year 5 Year 5, Procedural Sample Materials

Year 6 Year 6, Procedural Sample Materials


National Tests Reasoning

Year 2  ReasoningPracticeY2        Reasoning resources

Year 3 ReasoningPracticeY3         Reasoning resources 

Year 4  ReasoningPracticeY4.       Reasoning resources 

Year 5 ReasoningPracticeY5        Reasoning resources

Year 6  ReasoningPracticeY6       Reasoning resources