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1 Year 6 SATs preparation meeting Standard Attainment Tests – SATs Level 4 aimers

2 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

3 SATs preparation meeting The exams your child will be doing English Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation – external assessment Reading Test – external assessment Maths test – external assessment Writing – on-going assessment in school

4 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 totalled to calculate their overall mathematics level. 4 operations workshop

5 Reading Test Text Booklet and answer booklet  The booklet will contain three or four texts. Increasing in level of difficulty.  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. Reading workshop

6 Reading Test

7 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.


9 Highest mark possible? Read the question properly Double check the answer looks right Finish in the time allowed Work hard in lessons – don’t distract, ignore others who try to distract, listen carefully, ask questions if unsure…

10 How home can help times tables mental maths – transcripts in your pack make them read aloud to younger children from their own reading book / Kindle reading questions in your pack text books – practise questions, check answers using the answer booklet Sleep, food, exercise…

11 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)

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