2 Main changesThere is higher expectation overall – much higher standards.All pupils will be expected to build firm foundations and not be accelerated to content expected in secondary school.No level 6 SATs test from 2016
3 The new maths curriculum changes – more detail There are earlier and more challenging requirements for multiplication tables, which have been increased to 12x12.The curriculum has clear expectations around written methods in addition to mental methods.There is an earlier and more challenging requirement for fractions and decimals.There is an increased requirement for pupils to use formulae for volume and to calculate the area of shapes other than squares and rectangles.Probability has been removed from the primary curriculum.There is an increased requirement for understanding of proportional reasoning – for example through volume and calculations with fractions.Financial education has been reinforced, with a renewed emphasis on essential numeracy skills, using money and working with percentages.The curriculum has a strong steer that the use of calculators should be restricted until the later years of primary.There is a greater emphasis on the use of large numbers, algebra, ratio and proportion at an earlier age than in the current documentation. Expectations for learning ratio and proportion have been accelerated since the initial draft.Roman numerals have been introduced in the Year 3 curriculum.There is a focus on counting beyond whole numbers, eg, decimals, fractions.Abstract symbols have been introduced in Year 1.Data handling has decreased, but the curriculum makes more reference to interpretation of data.To understand expectations in Years 5 and 6, equivalent objectives in the primary framework would need to be drawn from Years 7, 8
4 Year 2 Sats 2016The new Key Stage 1 maths test will comprise two papers:Paper 1: arithmeticPaper 2: mathematical fluency, problem-solving and reasoning,There will be a variety of question types: multiple choice, matching, true/false, constrained (e.g. completing a chart or table; drawing a shape) and less constrained (e.g. where children have to show or explain their method).Children will allowed to use a number line, hundred square, abacus and ruler, but not a calculator
5 Year 6 SATS 2016 3 papers. Paper 1 calculations; Papers 2 and 3 are testing problem solving and reasoning.Examplessats paper
6 Science changesThe main changes are the inclusion of: evolution and inheritance, digestion, fossil formation, the digestive system, gears, levers and pulleys and a greater emphasis on identifying and classifying plants and animalsYear 1 – plants, animals, materials and seasonal changesYear 2 – living things and habitats, plants, animals (lifecycles and basic needs) and materialsYear 3 – plants, nutrition and skeletons, rocks, light, forcesYear 4 – digestion and teeth, states of matter, sound, electricityYear 5 – living things and habitats, changes as we grow older, properties and changes of materials, earth and space, forcesYear 6 – living things and their habitat, circulation and diet, evolution and inheritance, light, electricity
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