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Year 6 SATs 2014 Information 4 th February 2014. Why do we do SATs? Standard Assessment Tests are designed to test pupils’ knowledge and understanding.

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1 Year 6 SATs 2014 Information 4 th February 2014

2 Why do we do SATs? Standard Assessment Tests are designed to test pupils’ knowledge and understanding of the Key Stage 2 curriculum. They provide a level of attainment in: Reading Reading Mathematics Mathematics SPaG SPaG Science* Science* *(from 2010, only selected schools/pupils. Results will not be reported at school level.) *(from 2010, only selected schools/pupils. Results will not be reported at school level.)

3 What do SATs tell us? SATs results contribute to the information your child’s future teacher receives about your child’s ability and standard of work SATs results contribute to the information your child’s future teacher receives about your child’s ability and standard of work They also show the teachers which area of work your child needs to focus on next They also show the teachers which area of work your child needs to focus on next They help the secondary school set individual targets for your child’s needs They help the secondary school set individual targets for your child’s needs At the end of Year 6 your child’s teacher will assess their progress from Year 2 to Year 6, which will also inform the secondary school. At the end of Year 6 your child’s teacher will assess their progress from Year 2 to Year 6, which will also inform the secondary school.

4 SATs Levels There is no pass or fail mark There is no pass or fail mark At the end of Key Stage 2 the ‘average’ or ‘expected’ attainment is a level 4 in the tests At the end of Key Stage 2 the ‘average’ or ‘expected’ attainment is a level 4 in the tests The levels range from level 3 to level 5. The levels range from level 3 to level 5. There is also a separate test that tests Level 6. Only a very small selection of children will complete this. There is also a separate test that tests Level 6. Only a very small selection of children will complete this.

5 Key Information It is vital that ALL children are in school in the run up to the tests, when revision is being undertaken It is vital that ALL children are in school during SATs week If your child is seriously unwell on the morning of a test, please contact the school immediately. If your child is under the weather and you would normally keep them at home, we would encourage you to bring the child in for the period of the test only.

6 SATs Week Not long to go! 3 rd -7 th Feb10 th -14 th FebHalf Term 24 th -28 th Feb3 rd – 7 th March10 th – 15 th March 17 th – 21 st March24 th – 28 th March31 st – 4 th April Easter Holiday 22 nd – 25 th April 4 days 28 th – 2 nd May6 th – 9 th May 4 days SATs Week

7 Monday 12 May Tuesday 13 May Wednesday 14 May Thursday 15 May Friday 16 May am English Reading Test English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Test Mental Maths Test Maths Test Paper A Maths Test Paper B pm Level 6 English Reading Test Level 6 English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Test Level 6 Maths Test Paper 1 and 2

8 English Reading Test The test will include different texts such as stories, poems, explanations, interviews and reports that the children have to answer questions about. The test will include different texts such as stories, poems, explanations, interviews and reports that the children have to answer questions about. Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar Test There is a 20 word spelling test There is a 20 word spelling test There is also a test booklet which tests the children on their ability to use and identify punctuation and grammar. There is also a test booklet which tests the children on their ability to use and identify punctuation and grammar.

9 Over to you… Spend a few minutes looking through the reading and SPaG test papers. Spend a few minutes looking through the reading and SPaG test papers.

10 Mathematics There are three maths tests: Test A Test A Test B Test B Mental Arithmetic Mental Arithmetic

11 Over to you… Mental Arithmetic Test Mental Arithmetic Test Have a go at the questions on the sheet. Have a go at the questions on the sheet.

12 Science We will be notified by the end of the Spring term if we have been selected to participate on the Science assessments. The outcome of these tests is not shared with the schools or the children, it is simply a national sample.

13 Between Now and Then… Preparation for the tests is very important Class 7 and 8 teachers will continue to give practice tests throughout the coming term Class 7 and 8 teachers will continue to give practice tests throughout the coming term Children will review their answers, be told their results and get given tips for improvement Children will review their answers, be told their results and get given tips for improvement Homework will support the concepts that will be needed in the tests, acting as revision. Homework will support the concepts that will be needed in the tests, acting as revision.

14 How can you support your child? Give them quick fire recall tests in multiplication and division tables Give them quick fire recall tests in multiplication and division tables Encourage your child to visit and use some good quality ‘revision’ websites: Encourage your child to visit and use some good quality ‘revision’ websites: BBC BitesizeBBC Bitesize, My Maths, Kent ICT My MathsKent ICT BBC BitesizeMy MathsKent ICT Education City, Sumdog – English and maths Plan fun activities at the weekend to help your child relax (as they are working hard at school during the week!) Plan fun activities at the weekend to help your child relax (as they are working hard at school during the week!) Keep sleep patterns consistent – even through the Easter holidays. Keep sleep patterns consistent – even through the Easter holidays. Healthy eating contributes to brain power. Regular meals are vital as is a good breakfast every morning! Healthy eating contributes to brain power. Regular meals are vital as is a good breakfast every morning!

15 Special Arrangements The school decides on, and makes appropriate arrangements for children with a range of learning needs. If this affects your child you should already be aware of this as they will have had practice with, for example, a reader or a scribe. Some children may also be allowed extra time to complete their tests. The school decides on, and makes appropriate arrangements for children with a range of learning needs. If this affects your child you should already be aware of this as they will have had practice with, for example, a reader or a scribe. Some children may also be allowed extra time to complete their tests.

16 Any Questions? Thank you for your continued support.


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