Presentation on theme: "WELCOME St. Ethelbert’s Catholic Primary School Year 6 Meeting on the Government Assessment Tests in May 2014 Mr Letts and Mr Joss."— Presentation transcript:
WELCOME St. Ethelbert’s Catholic Primary School Year 6 Meeting on the Government Assessment Tests in May 2014 Mr Letts and Mr Joss
Aims To inform parents on how to help their child with reading, grammar, writing and numeracy To inform parents about what is expected to attain a Level 3, 4 and 5 To answer any questions
Let you know how well your child is progressing in relation to national expectations Inform secondary schools (setting) Inform primary schools about how well it is teaching aspects of the National Curriculum Information is used by the Government
Every Year 6 pupil in the country takes the same test on the same day The papers are sent away to be marked with results being available before your child leaves St Ethelbert’s in July
Writing & Handwriting Moderation Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar Test (1 hour) Reading Test (1 hour)
Tasks require the children to write any of the following: Explanation Recount Persuasion Report Instructions Discussion Narrative Poetry
A range of punctuation used accurately Paragraphs – which form an organised piece of writing Connectives – linking ideas and paragraphs relevant to the piece of writing Simple and complex sentences Similes and metaphors A variety of grammar – including adverbs A piece of writing that is relevant and appropriate to the task set Individuality – the markers want to see the children’s own imagination and ideas!
Component 1 – 50 Marks (45 mins): Sentence grammar Punctuation Vocabulary Component 2 – 20 Marks (15 mins approx): Spelling
UNDER PRESSURE! This is a recorded test There are 20 questions Children have to answer each question in the allocated time The questions are designed to test mental recall and agility Children can write down workings if they wish The children are not allowed any mathematical equipment including rulers!
Continue good homework routines Play an active role in lessons Ask if they are unsure of something Be aware of their targets Try their best Gain a perception of time
Lots of encouragement and confidence building Regular interest in what they have been learning at school Keep up the practice of times tables – little and often! Help them to learn their weekly spellings Hearing them read - correct misread words and help them to make the connection between punctuation and expression. Support homework
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