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Welcome to the Year 6 information meeting. Miss Pearce and Ms Hadfield Thursday 25 th September
SATs What does it mean for your child ? SATs are a statutory test taken by all eligible year 6 pupils across the U.K. They all happen on the same date at the same time. The test marks formulate into levels which are used to set your child in High School. The levels are used throughout Great Britain.
Levels Level 3 – pupils are working below average Level 4 – the level for an average Y6 pupil Level 5 – pupils are achieving above average Level 6 – optional level 6 test available for maths and English
Testing from May 11 th – 14 th May inclusive Timetable for testing 2015 Monday 11 th May Levels 3-5 English reading test Level 6 English reading test Tuesday 12 th May Levels 3-5 English grammar, punctuation and spelling test Level 6 English grammar, punctuation and spelling test Wednesday 13 th May Levels 3-5 mental mathematics test Levels 3-5 mathematics Paper 1 Thursday 14 th May Levels 3-5 mathematics Paper 2 Level 6 mathematics Paper 1 Level 6 mathematics Paper 2
English Reading test – fact retrieval, inference, structure, text features. Writing – on going teacher assessment throughout the school year. Grammar, punctuation and spelling.
Reading Levels 3-5 This year the texts in the levels 3-5 English reading booklet will not be linked by a theme. The booklet will contain three or four texts. The least demanding text will come first with the following texts increasing in level of difficulty. Children will have a total of one hour to read the texts and complete the questions at their own pace. The reading answer booklet will comprise approximately 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 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.
Level 6 The level 6 test consists of: a reading booklet containing around three or four texts based on a single theme a reading answer booklet comprising approximately 25 questions (totalling 30-35 marks) Children are given ten minutes to read the reading booklet and 50 minutes to answer the questions in the answer booklet. They can refer back to the texts in the reading booklet throughout the test. Questions are worth 1, 2, 3 or 4 marks.
English grammar, punctuation and spelling test (video link) Levels 3-5 The English grammar, punctuation and spelling test at levels 3-5 has two components, worth a total of 70 marks: a booklet of short-answer questions a spelling task Paper 1, the short-answer questions, consists of between 40 and 50 questions assessing grammar, punctuation and vocabulary. Each question is worth one or two marks with a total for the paper of 50 marks. The questions are: selected response items (such as multiple choice questions) or short, open response items, in which children may have to write a word, a few words or a sentence. Paper 2, the spelling task, consists of 20 sentences, which are read aloud by the test administrator. Each sentence has a word missing which the child must complete. The task is worth a total of 20 marks.
Paper 1 requires multiple choice or short sentence answers, covering areas such as using connectives (because, despite, however, etc), using pronouns (I/me) correctly, capitalising the correct words in a sentence and explaining why, putting the correct punctuation into a given sentence, writing sentences that illustrate two different meanings of the same word (such as ‘present’), identifying the verb/noun/adjective/clauses in a sentence, and using plurals correctly. For example:connectivespronounsverb/noun/adjective/clauses in a sentence Q: Which ending would make the word lazy an adverb? A: laziness/lazily/lazier/laziest Correct answer: lazily Paper 2 is a spelling test, where children will have to spell words dictated by the examiner (presented within sentences). For example: Pria turned on the television to watch her favourite cartoon.
Level 6 The level 6 test consists of three components, worth a total of 50 marks: an extended task a booklet of short-answer questions a spelling task Paper 1, the extended task, carries a total of 14 marks. It assesses children’s grammar, punctuation and vocabulary through a short piece of writing. Paper 2, the short-answer booklet, consists of between 18 and 21 questions assessing grammar, punctuation and vocabulary. Each question is worth one or two marks with a total for the paper of 21 marks. The questions are: selected response items (such as multiple choice questions) or short, open response items, in which children may have to write a word, a few words or a sentence. Paper 3, the spelling task, consists of 15 sentences, which are read aloud by the test administrator. Each sentence has a word missing which the child must complete. The task is worth a total of 15 marks.
Maths The levels 3-5 mathematics test consists of: 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 aggregated to calculate their overall mathematics level. (40+40+20)
The level 6 mathematics test consists of: Paper 1 – a non-calculator paper, lasting 30 minutes Paper 2 – a calculator available paper, lasting 30 minutes Children’s marks from both tests are aggregated to determine whether they are performing at level 6 in mathematics.
How to help Support your child with home learning Help with their targets SATs revision on the internet SATs booklets After school clubs Early nights during SATs week
Useful websites /resources SATs papers - http://www.sats- papers.co.uk/sats-papers-ks2.php http://www.sats- papers.co.uk/sats-papers-ks2.phphttp://www.sats- papers.co.uk/sats-papers-ks2.php SPaG skills - http://www.iboard.co.uk/skill- builders/grammar/years/9-11 http://www.iboard.co.uk/skill- builders/grammar/years/9-11http://www.iboard.co.uk/skill- builders/grammar/years/9-11 All areas for revision and SATs papers - http://www.compare4kids.co.uk/education.p hp http://www.compare4kids.co.uk/education.p hp http://www.compare4kids.co.uk/education.p hp