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Helping your child with KS1 SATs.
Towards the end of Key Stage 1, Year 2 children take the KS1 SATs. (Statutory Assessment Tests). The children are assessed between Monday 18 th May to Friday 22 nd May.
Tasks and Tests may be administered any time during the assessment period. Whilst SATs will still be taken by the pupils, reported results are based on their teacher assessment, which will reflect children’s everyday achievements and not just results obtained in a ‘one- off’ test.
Reading Task A reading task, which will award levels 1 and 2. it will provide grades C, B or A at level 2. The task assesses the child’s ability to read a book aloud with accuracy, fluency and discuss his or her understanding of the text. Teachers are required to use a book with which the child is not familiar.
Reading test A reading test for level 2. it will consist of a story and one or more other texts with questions for children to answer on each page of a single booklet. The test will award level 2 and provide grades C-A at this level. The level 2 test provides additional and complementary information to the reading task. The test assesses the child’s ability to read independently and respond in writing to comprehension questions. A reading test for level 3, which will be based on a story booklet and a separate information text, together with one question booklet for children to complete.
Winter came into the house. It came in very fast. A cold wind pushed Owl against the wall. Winter ran around the room. It blew out the fire in the fire-place. The snow whirled up the stairs and whooshed down the hallway. “Winter!” cried Owl. “You are my guest. This is no way to behave!” 6 What happened to the fire? How did Owl feel when he said, “this is no way to behave”? happy tired angry hungry But Winter did not listen. It made the curtains flap and shiver.
A reading test for level 3, which will be based on a story booklet and a separate information text, together with one question booklet Which words tell you how special the web was? Tick 3. miracle sticky detached amazing wondrous collapsed Why did the web break? Yaw was not being careful. It fell from Yaw’s fingers. It was on a banana tree. It was delicate. 4 Amma said ‘Perhaps what happened was a blessing.’ Why did she say it gently? Which words tell you how special the web was? Tick 3. miracle sticky detached amazing wondrous collapsed Why did the web break? Yaw was not being careful. It fell from Yaw’s fingers. It was on a banana tree. It was delicate. 4 Amma said ‘Perhaps what happened was a blessing.’ Why did she say it gently? What did Amma suggest to Yaw and Kofi?
Mathematics An optional task for mathematics at level 1, which can be used with children judged to be working towards or within level 1 in mathematics as a whole. ·There will be 2 separate tests for mathematics, one each for levels 2and 3. Children deemed to be working in level 3 or achieving 2A on the level 2 test will take the level 3 test, if the teacher assesses this as appropriate. They will provide grades C-A at level 2 or 3.
Abi has 2 pots. She plants 7 seeds in each pot. How many seeds does she plant altogether? seeds Write the answer =
12 children are on a bus. 8 children get off the bus. Then 4 more children get off the bus. Tick ( ) the number of children left on the bus There are 10 candles in a packet. Abi needs 50 candles. How many packets does Abi need altogether ? packets
The table shows how many 10p, 5p and 2p coins Tara has. Coin Number of coins 10p8 5p4 2p5 How much money does she have altogether? Work it out in the box. Write the answer. 248 – 35 =
There are 1000 pieces in a puzzle. 12 pieces go missing. How many pieces are left? pieces
Writing Two writing tasks, which will cover levels 1 to 3 and must be used with all children to be assessed in English at the end of key stage 1. They will provide grades C-A at level 2. the task assesses the child’s ability to communicate meaning in writing, to use punctuation and spelling accurately and write legibly. There will be one longer task of approximately 45 minutes and shorter task of approximately 30 minutes.
Spelling A spelling test for levels 1-3 which should be administered with the rest of the tests. This will not provide a separate levelled result for Spelling, but will contribute towards the child’ level in writing.
Red Riding Hood Not far ……………………. a dark forest, ……………………. a woodcutter and his ……………………. and daughter. The girl had a ……………………. red cape and bonnet and that is ……………………. she became known as Red Riding Hood. One day, her mother asked her to take some fruit to her grandmother who was unwell. “Now be …………………….. Don’t stop along the way or ……………………. to anyone you meet,” she said. As Red Riding Hood was walking ……………………. through the forest, a wolf came to ……………………. her. ……………………. her mother’s words, she ……………………. the wolf where she was going. When she ……………………. her grandmother’s cottage, she was ……………………. to find her in bed with the covers pulled up to her chin. “ , grandmother,” said Red Riding Hood, “what big ears you have!” “All the better to hear you with,” came the soft Spelling
What do National Curriculum levels mean? There are eight levels in the National Curriculum. Children are expected to work their way through one level every two years. At the end of Year 2 children are expected to achieve level 2. At the end of Year 6 children are expected to achieve level 4. If a child has achieved the expected level it means they show knowledge and skills that are the same as, or slightly better than, most children of the same age. There are also optional national tests for 8, 9 and 10 year olds. We also use these to check children’s progress. What else will the report tell me? The report will show your child’s results which you may want to discuss with their teacher. The summary of the school’s results for your child’s age group as a whole will also be reported.
How can I help my child? Here are 7 ways you can help your child to do well at school make sure you encourage your child to do the homework that is set. At home, encourage your child to read quietly for 20 minutes each day or if your child needs your help spend 20 minutes each day reading with them. Find opportunities for your child to use numbers in everyday situations and encourage them to work out sums in their head. Encourage your child to follow up interests and talk to about them. Try to keep up to date with what your child is learning at school and talk about it with them. Help your child to be ready to learn and not tired when they go to school. Make sure your child does not miss any of the tests, unless they are ill.
To sum up National tests are an important milestone in school life. They give useful information to your child’s teachers and to the government. But it’s important to get them in proportion. They are just one of the ways the school works out how well your child is doing. They shouldn’t be stressful, and in fact many children enjoy the change in routine, as long as they know they have your support and understanding.