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Year 6 SAT’s meeting 6/3/14
Year 6 SATs Welcome Breakfast club SATs week timetable Format of SATs papers Example questions How we are preparing your children in school How you can help your children at home SATs levels & Teacher Assessment Illness & unforeseen circumstances SATs information letter Questions
* A relaxing, non-threatening start to the day. * A boost to concentration levels.
Timetable Mon 12th May Tues 13th May Wed 14th May Thurs 15th May Fri 16th May Reading Test 60 minutes Grammar, Spelling & Punctuation 45 mins Mental Maths 20 mins Maths 45 mins L6 Reading Test 50 minutes (plus 10 minutes reading time) L6 Grammar, Spelling & Punctuation 30 mins Maths 45 mins L6 Maths papers 1 & 2 30 mins + 30 mins
Format of papers ENGLISH Reading test (60mins) Grammar, Spelling & Punctuation test (45mins)
English – Example Questions Reading These questions are about Pompeii Today 1.What was the unusual blanket that covered the town? mark not all visitors treat the site with respect. Write down two different ways in which they cause damage to the town marks trapped in time. Why do you think Pompeii was described in this way? mark 4.Explain why the archaeologist believes that he is watching the second death of Pompeii marks
Grammar Test A new statutory test of English grammar, punctuation and spelling which was introduced for children at the end of Key Stage 2 from May The test implements an important recommendation of Lord Bew’s independent review that writing composition should be subject to teacher assessment only, with the more 'technical' aspects of English - such as grammar, punctuation and spelling - assessed via an externally marked test. The introduction of this new test reflects the Government’s beliefs that children should have mastered these important aspects of English by the time they leave primary school, and that appropriate recognition should be given to good use of English throughout their schooling. The test assesses levels 3-5 of the current statutory KS2 English National Curriculum programme of study for English. A separate level 6 test is available.The level 6 test samples additional content from the Key Stage 3 programme of study for English. Both the level 3-5 test and level 6 tests assess children’s abilities in the following technical aspects of English: grammar; punctuation; spelling; and vocabulary.
LevelDescriptionTiming L3-5Grammar, punctuation and Vocabulary Short answer questions presented in order of difficulty 45 minutes Spelling 20 sentences from which targeted spelling words have been left out Around 15 mins (not strictly timed) L6Extended task An extended response to a writing prompt through which children are able to demonstrate precision, choice and accuracy of punctuation, syntax and vocabulary when writing 30 minutes Grammar, punctuation and Vocabulary Short answer questions presented in order of difficulty 20 minutes Spelling 15 sentences from which targeted spelling words have been left out Around 10 mins (not strictly timed)
Format of papers MATHS Test 1 (non-calculator paper) Test 2 (non-calculator paper) Mental Maths test
Multiply 5 by 9. What is nought point two six divided by ten? What is three quarters as a decimal?
What is half of eight hundred and sixty? A pencil costs 85p. How much change would I get from £1?
Add together fourteen, twenty- three and forty-one Look at your answer sheet. Put a ring around the number which is a multiple of thirty-five
Maths Paper 1 40 marks No calculator allowed 45 minutes
Children MAY ask to have words read to them but we cannot tell them what mathematical terms mean.
Here is a sorting diagram for numbers. Write a number less than 100 in each space. evennot even a square number not a square number
Samir spins a fair coin and records the results. In the first four spins 'heads' comes up each time. Samir says, 'A head is more likely than a tail'. Is he correct? Circle Yes or No.Yes / No Give a reason for your answer. …………………………………………………………..
Maths Paper 2 40 marks 45 minutes Non-calculator
Sunita has two rectangles. Each one is 8 centimetres by 18 centimetres. She puts one rectangle over the other at right angles to make this shape. Calculate the perimeter of Sunita’s shape.
How many biscuits did he make?
How we are preparing your children in school Exposure to past questions Encouraging extra detail to answers Modelling answers Teaching ‘tricks’ Setting timed work for speed practice Revision drop-in sessions BUT…………
We are: Still teaching normal lessons!
How you can help your children at home Encourage reading Quick fire/fun mental maths Encourage discussion e.g about a text or a TV programme Mental Maths tests on school website Revision books
Useful revision sites
Useful revision sites
Useful revision sites
How you can help your children at home Let them have fun!!!!
SAT’s levels and Teacher Assessment Reading, Grammar and Maths SATs papers are sent away and marked by an external marker. We report 1 Grammar plus 1 Reading and 1 Maths (which will be an aggregate of all tests taken). We will report a ‘pure level’ e.g. L4 (not 4a,b or c) Children are tested at Level 3-5. Level 5 is the highest children can achieve on the papers. We will also report our teacher assessment – this may be higher or lower than the SATs score, as appropriate. We will report teacher assessment showing sub-levels for Reading, Writing, Speaking & Listening, and Maths. Writing will be teacher assessed in school and moderated across schools.
Level 6 A small group of high achieving children will be put forward to sit these papers. These children will be registered with QCDA and will begin to look at L6 papers and questions. Children will be required to achieve both a L5 in the L3-5 test and pass the L6 test in order to be awarded an overall L6
L6 timetable Mon 12th May Tues 13th MayWed 14th MayThurs 15th MayFri 16th May L6 Reading Test 50 minutes (plus 10 minutes reading time) L6 Grammar,Spelling & Punctuation 30 mins L6 Maths papers 1 & 2 30 mins + 30 mins
Illness/Unforeseen circumstances If your child is unable to attend school due to illness, please phone school by 9am. We leave the decision as to whether a child attends school if unwell to parental judgement. A child who does not take all of the tests does not get a final level for that subject. If, due to unforeseen circumstances, your child is going to be late please phone school ASAP before 9am.