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What are KS2 SATs Standard Assessment Tests All children have to be tested before they go to High School Provide assessment information for High School Purpose – assign National Curriculum levels to children before they level primary school.
What level should Y6 children be at Level 2 – these children will not be entered for the tests Level 3 – below age related expectations Level 4 – age related expectations Level 5 – above age related expectations
Time Table for The Week DateLevel 3-5 TestsLevel 6 Tests Monday 11 th MayEnglish Reading Test Tuesday 12 th MayEnglish Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Test Wednesday 13 th MayMental Mathematics Test Mathematics – Test A Thursday 14 th MayMathematics – Test BMathematics -Paper 1 Mathematics -Paper 2
The Reading Test Level 3-5 Children are given a reading booklet with three to four texts. There will be no theme. The least demanding text will come first with the following texts increasing in difficulty. The children will have an hour to read the texts answer approximately 35 questions totalling 50 marks
The Reading Test Level 3-5 Children can refer back to the texts in the reading booklet throughout the tests. Questions are: shorter closed response items and longer, more open response types. Questions are worth 1,2 or 3 marks.
Reading Test Level 6 A reading booklet containing around three or four texts based on the same theme which children have 10 minutes to read. They may refer back to the text to answer questions. There are approximately 25 questions (Totalling 30- 35marks) They have 50 minutes to answer the questions. Questions are worth 1,2,3 or 4 marks.
Sentences from ‘A Day in the English Countryside’ As the afternoon light started to fade, the cow stopped eating grass, stood instead with its head over the gate and gazed expectantly down the lane. 1)How did the light begin to do? (Literal) 2)What three things did the cow do? (Literal) 3)What time of day was it? (Deductive) 4)Where was the cow? (Deductive) 5)What do you think the cow was expecting? (Inferential) 6)What strategies does the writer use to give the reader so much information in a single sentence? (Authorial intent)
How can parents help with reading? Ensure your child reads every night! Encourage them to read fiction and non-fiction Try to ask the questions about the text Help them with the different skills of reading, especially ‘skim’ reading where they are looking for key words in the text. Speed reading.
The test will assess children’s ability in grammar, punctuation, spelling and vocabulary. Paper 1 has short answer questions (40-50 questions) assessing grammar, punctuation and vocabulary (50marks). Paper 2 assesses spellings (20 marks). The results for the English test will be reported separately by the Department of Education. This means no overall English level will be given. Pupil’s writing will be assessed by Teachers.
English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Test Level 6 50 marks with 3 elements A writing task assessing their grammar, punctuation and vocabulary. A booklet of short answer questions. A spelling task.
How can parents help with Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation? Ensure your child reads every night! Encourage them to read fiction and non-fiction Ask them questions about they punctuation marks they come across. Ensure your child learns their spellings at home – it carries a high score on the test.
Mathematics Tests Level 3-5 Two non calculator papers, lasting 45 minutes each. Mental Mathematics test lasts 20 minutes. (20 marks) Children’s marks from all three tests are combined to calculate their overall mathematics level.
Mathematics Tests Level 6 Paper 1 is a non calculator paper, lasting 30 minutes. Paper 2 is a calculator paper lasting 30 minutes long. Children’s marks from both tests are combined to calculate their overall mathematics level.
How can parents help with Maths? Practice Problem Solving questions – reading through the question will broaden their experience of interpreting question (draw a picture will help) TIMES TABLES! Help your child to check through their work – this will help them spot mistakes that can sometimes be easily fixed.
Revision (Half Term onwards) In addition to normal lessons, children will be given workbooks to use for revision and assessment in Maths and SPaG. There will be an increase in homework (shorter bursts, with study book to help). Maths: Workbook SPaG: Wookbook Reading: Short texts with a focus on specific comprehension skills Spellings will continue as normal.
Top Tips Ensure children have a good nights sleep before the tests. One of the best helps is to continue to take an interest in learning and progress. Make sure children have breakfast before they come to school and ensure they are in school on time. (There is a breakfast club starting at 8.15 a.m. that week) Talk to them about the tests. Don’t put too much pressure on them. Please don’t bok anything during this week and if your child is ill, let us know immediately.