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Parents’ Information Meeting KS2 SATS 2015 Wednesday 25 th March 2015 Welcome and please take some time to look at a sample of the test papers that are on the tables in your child’s folder.
What are SATs? Statutory assessment tests A legal requirement Most 11 year olds in England sit the tests They now measure a child’s attainment in English and Mathematics at the end of key stage 2.
Administration The majority of the children do their tests in the classroom.The majority of the children do their tests in the classroom. Individuals may be supported by the use of adults / readers small rooms – you will be informed of this nearer the time.Individuals may be supported by the use of adults / readers small rooms – you will be informed of this nearer the time. Attendance essential.Attendance essential. Teacher Assessment also given for Literacy and Numeracy.Teacher Assessment also given for Literacy and Numeracy.
How do we prepare? Practice past SATs papers Continuous Assessment Focused Maths Lessons Focused Spelling Lessons Focused SPaG Lessons Homework Materials Guided / Independent Reading Level 6 booster groups
Explanation of Levels (The last year of levels!) Children develop at different levels but at the end of Year 6 the National Curriculum guidelines are as follows; Level 3c, b, a : Below the nationally expected level for a pupil at the end of Year 6. Level 4c, b, a The nationally expected level for a pupil at the end of Year 6. Level 5c, b, a Above the nationally expected level for a pupil at the end of Year 6. Level 6- key stage 3 expectation REMEMBER – ALL children are different.
What will be tested? Maths 1.Mental Maths ( 20questions - 5, 10 and 15 second questions) 2.Maths Papers A (45 minutes – using and applying maths) 3.Maths Paper B* (45 minutes – using and applying maths) English 4.Reading – 1 hour to read and answer questions based around 3 different texts 5.Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar – 45 minutes 6.Spelling – 20 sentences with a word missing Writing – No longer a ‘one off’ test within the SATs week. This is continuously assessed throughout the year.
The Typical SATs Week Timetable Monday 11 th May 2014 Tuesday 12 th May 2014 Wednesday 13 th May 2014 Thursday 14 th May 2014 Friday 15 th May 2014 Reading Test 1 hour SPaG/ EGPS test Spelling, punctuation and grammar/ English grammar, punctuation and spelling (45 mins) Spelling test (15-20 mins) Mental Maths Test 20 minutes Maths Test Paper 1 45 minutes Maths Test Paper 2 45 minutes Level 6 Reading Level 6 SPaG 30 mins plus spelling test – 15 mins Level 6 Maths 1 Level 6 Maths 2 Both – 30 minutes Level 6 – Only children who are performing well above Level 5 selected children will sit the Level 6 papers. This will be a small number within our school and a small % nationally.
Maths Tests There are three tests: The mental test (20% - 20 marks) Paper A -no calculator allowed (40% - 40 marks) Paper B – no calculator allowed (40%) Children are allowed a pencil, ruler, tracing paper, protractor and mirror for Papers A & B
Maths Level Thresholds Mark range Level 3-5 N 0 - 14 2 15 - 17 3 18 - 45 4 46 - 78 5 79 - 100 Level 6 achieved? Mark range No 0 - 31 Yes 32 - 50
Reading Test 1 hour test to read through 3 texts The texts are not linked Texts are progressively more difficult Questions shorter, closed response items 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.
Reading Level Thresholds Level 3-5 Mark range N 0 - 11 3 12 – 18 4 19 - 31 5 32 – 50 Level 6 achieved? Mark range No 0 - 23 Yes 24 - 34
Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar/ EGSP Test One 45 minute test followed by a spelling test vocab 5- 10 marks sentence grammar 25- 35 mark punctuation10- 20 marks spelling20 marks Total of 70 marks
SPaG / EGPS Level Thresholds These thresholds change from year to year LevelMark range 0 - 24 2 325 - 43 4545 44 – 53 54-70 Level 6 achieved?Mark range No0 - 31 Yes32 - 50
After the Tests Reading, SPaG/ EGPS and Maths Papers will be sent away to external markers Return around the second week of July Analysis of the results Reporting to parents
What you can do at home Ensure children complete homework Read regularly Learn spellings and times tables Complete past test papers if wish to as extra Not putting children under too much pressure Ensure that children are rarely absentEnsure that children are rarely absent During the week of the tests, ensure that the childrenDuring the week of the tests, ensure that the children are in school on time, having gone to bed at a reasonable time, and have had a good breakfast.
Useful Websites http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/revision/ This is an excellent site, providing revision help for KS2, KS3, KS 4 and KS5. This covers all subjects through activities and tests. http://www.icteachers.co.uk/children/children_sats.htm A wide range of KS2 SATs questions, from both past papers and their own team of teachers. http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/revision/index.html Revision pages at Woodlands Junior School. These revision pages support the work they do at Woodlands Junior School. They have been put together for their students to help them with their revision. Included are some sample questions taken from past Key Stage 2 SATs papers, as well as a whole host of interactive tests/quizzes. http://www.compare4kids.co.uk/maths.php This links to lots of other websites which have games and activities on specific subjects http://www.emaths.co.uk/index.php/4-students/past-papers/ks2-sat-papers Over 10 years of past SAT papers for you to use (Please do not use papers after and including 2010 as these will be used in school during revision lessons) http://www.parkfieldict.co.uk/sats/ English and Maths revision activities and games. http://www.satspapers.org.uk/Page.aspx?TId=5
Now it’s your turn! Selection of Reading, Maths and SPaG questions Please spend 5 minutes looking through the different types of questions/ papers Questions? Thank you for giving up your time and for you continual cooperation and support.