2Why do we do SATs? Standard Assessment Tests are designed to test pupils’ knowledge and understanding ofthe Key Stage 2 curriculum. They provide alevel of attainment in:ReadingMathematicsSPaGScience**(from 2010, only selected schools/pupils. Results will not be reported at school level.)
3What do SATs tell us?SATs results contribute to the information your child’s future teacher receives about your child’s ability and standard of workThey also show the teachers which area of work your child needs to focus on nextThey help the secondary school set individual targets for your child’s needsAt 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.
4SATs Levels 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 testsThe 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.
5Key InformationIt is vital that ALL children are in school in the run up to the tests, when revision is being undertakenIt is vital that ALL children are in school during SATs weekIf 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.
6SATs Week Not long to go! 3rd-7th Feb 10th-14th Feb Half Term 3rd – 7th March10th – 15th March17th – 21st March24th – 28th March31st – 4th AprilEaster Holiday22nd – 25th April4 days28th – 2nd May6th – 9th MaySATs Week
7SATs Week am pm Monday 12 May Tuesday 13 May Wednesday 14 May Thursday 15 MayFriday 16 MayamEnglish Reading TestEnglish Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling TestMental Maths TestMaths Test Paper AMaths Test Paper BpmLevel 6English Reading TestLevel 6 Maths Test Paper 1 and 2
8EnglishReading TestThe 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 TestThere is a 20 word spelling testThere is also a test booklet which tests the children on their ability to use and identify punctuation and grammar.
9Over to you…Spend a few minutes looking through the reading and SPaG test papers.
10Mathematics There are three maths tests: Test A Test B Mental Arithmetic
11Over to you… Mental Arithmetic Test Have a go at the questions on the sheet.
12ScienceWe 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.
13Between Now and Then… Preparation for the tests is very important Class 7 and 8 teachers will continue to give practice tests throughout the coming termChildren will review their answers, be told their results and get given tips for improvementHomework will support the concepts that will be needed in the tests, acting as revision.
14How can you support your child? Give them quick fire recall tests in multiplication and division tablesEncourage your child to visit and use some good quality ‘revision’ websites:BBC Bitesize, My Maths, Kent ICTEducation City, Sumdog – English and mathsPlan 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.Healthy eating contributes to brain power. Regular meals are vital as is a good breakfast every morning!
15Special ArrangementsThe 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.
16Any Questions? Thank you for your continued support.