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Year 6 SATs preparation meeting 13-01-15 Standard Attainment Tests – SATs Level 5 & 6 aimers in 6PG with Mr. Goldon
SATs preparation meeting The point of this presentation: Explain what exams your child will be doing Show what we do in school in preparation for them Discuss what your child needs to do to get their highest mark Suggest ways you can help at home
SATs preparation meeting The exams your child will be doing Level 3 = 9. Level 4 = 11. Level 5 = 13. Level 6 = 15/16 year olds. English Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation – external assessment Reading Test – external assessment Maths test – external assessment Writing – on-going assessment in school
Maths tests Two non-calculator papers, Paper 1 and Paper 2, each lasting 45 minutes Mental mathematics test, lasting 20 minutes Children’s marks from all three tests are aggregated to calculate their overall mathematics level. www.emaths.co.uk www.satspapers.org.uk
Reading Test Text Booklet and answer booklet. The booklet will contain three or four texts. Increasing in level of difficulty. Before: 15 minutes reading time and 45 minutes to answer the questions Now: one hour to read the texts and complete the questions at their own pace 35 to 40 questions (totalling 50 marks). The questions are: shorter, closed response items (such as multiple choice and matching questions); shorter, open response items; and longer, open response items that require children to explain and comment on the texts in order to demonstrate a full understanding. Questions are worth 1, 2 or 3 marks. www.emaths.co.uk
Writing On-going assessment in school. Children are judged over a period of time using a range of their unaided writing. We use our ‘Red Hot Writing’ books for this purpose.
Level 6 Even more tests – on the same days Most unusual to get L6. Questions are those expected of 15 and 16 year olds sitting GCSEs Emaths Key Stage 3 = ‘Level 4 to 6’ papers useful Emaths Key Stage 3 Maths – Algebra, Circles & Pi - ∏ Reading – Why do you think the author has chosen these words…? Relating the text to own experiences. Often ‘unusual children’ - the ones who have had a vast range of life experiences well beyond that of the their peers
School preparation Work pitched to what we asses they need Targets– being really clear with children about what will push their levels up English, Maths, English, Maths, English, Maths…
Highest mark possible? Read the question properly – e.g. ‘Circle two…’, ‘Use examples from the text to explain why…’… Use clues from the question Check the number of marks available – usually, the greater the marks, the more is expected in the answer Skip and come back to ones that are a challenge Pace yourself / finish in the time allowed Don’t spend time looking at other people, picking your nose or doing your hair Double check the answer looks right Learning behaviour = perfect - work hard in lessons – don’t distract, ignore others who try to distract, do the homework, listen carefully, ask questions if unsure…, don’t always wait to be directed (become more independent)…
How home can help Pounce on them with times tables questions Make them read aloud -to younger children from their own reading book/ Kindle -practise in front of the mirror (ENUNCIATE to become a better reader and speller – pretend to say it like a newsreader) Emaths.co.uk – practise questions, check answers using the answer booklet ‘We Love Maths’ school website pagesWe Love Maths Class blogs e.g. 6PG6PG Sleep (early), food, exercise, space, talking time – the sorts of things you would naturally do!
SATs 2015 - dates Date Level 3-5 tests Level 6 tests Mon 11th May 2015 English – Reading Test (60 mins) English – Reading Test (10 + 50 mins) Tues 12th May 2015 English – Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling Test Wed 13th May 2015 Maths – Mental Mathematics Test (20 mins)Maths – Mathematics Paper 1 (45 mins NO calculator) No level 6 tests timetabled for this day Thurs 14th May 2015 Maths – Mathematics Paper 2 (45 mins NO calculator) Maths – Paper 1 (30 mins: NO calculator allowed)Maths – Paper 2 (30 mins: Calculator allowed)