DD is in year 1 and didn't get them, but the year 2s in the school have.
I panicked at the weekend because dd's best friend (who is a year 2) did get them last year, but I checked with the other mums (in case everyone was getting them except me ) and they must have changed it this year.
I don't know, I don't think we necessarily need levels but my school is very good at giving you an enormous amount of very specific information about what your child can do whilst leaving you completely in the dark as to how they're doing. Some indication might be quite nice.
DS is just finishing Y2 and we have been given his SATS results, that is the first mention we've had so far of levels. He has done well and has had a brilliant report too but what I'm more pleased with is that he is a very happy little boy who loves going to school.
DDs primary - independent - didn't do SATs till year 5 then the real thing in yr6. Just detailed written reports. Reckon that's better for little ones, esp as quite a lot really don't hit the stride with 'academic' work till juniors.
They are useful though when the school sends out a questionnaire asking 'Is your child making enough progress?'. Quite hard to answer accurately if you don't know how much progress they have made each year. I know that the kind of progress which can't be measured, such as confidence, enthusiasm, attitude to work etc is also important but that isn't what they are asking. They're asking in the OFSTED sense.
Barely had a sniff of levels before now, and not that much talk of them even at end of Y2....the school takes an interest in KS1 SATS, but the parents aren't nearly as focussed on them as MN threads seem to be.
No levels here except for yr 2 and 6. We have working at expected level, above or below. This doesn't worry me. The school definitely let's you know what your DCs are good at and where they are weak, personally I don't care much about the level, I'm more interested about how the school supports the child to get on.
No, I have never been told what level any of my 3 DC are at. Including at the end of Year 2. I have been told that they are doing well/OK/crap at parents evenings and on reports, but have never been given an actual level.