Presentation on theme: "Key Stage 2 SATs 2014. Achievement Nationally,most children are expected to achieve Level 4. Some children may achieve Level 3. This does not mean they."— Presentation transcript:
Achievement Nationally,most children are expected to achieve Level 4. Some children may achieve Level 3. This does not mean they have ‘failed’. For some children Level 3 is a tremendous achievement. Some children are working at a higher level and achieve a level 5 or 6.
The Tests SATs week begins on Monday 12 th May 2014. This year there are two areas being tested in the SATs: Numeracy and Literacy, each with two or three papers of varying length. We will work closely with pupils to ensure they are familiar with the different formats.
Numeracy This test has three papers: Paper 1 (calculator not allowed) – 45 minutes Paper 2 (calculator NOT allowed) – 45 minutes first major change to this year’s test Mental Arithmetic – 5, 10 or 15 seconds per question Some of the questions require the children to show their processing skills Many of the questions require the children to show their skill in using and applying maths in a variety of situations The questions can be read to the children so that it is only their mathematical ability that is being tested
Literacy Consists of three tests including a spelling test: Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar test (45 minutes) - second year of this test which was introduced last year Reading Test (One hour to answer questions on 3 different unrelated texts) - major change this year Spelling test (approx. 15 minutes) Handwriting is assessed in the writing tasks.
The aspects of reading to be assessed Retrieval Deduce and infer Text style and organisation Interpreting imagery Authorial technique Understanding language choices Time given One hour to complete questions on 3 different unrelated texts. Children may choose the order in which they read and complete the questions.
English grammar, punctuation and spelling test. 45 minutes grammar and punctuation. 15 minute spelling test. Spelling is now heavily weighted in this test and counts for a higher percentage of overall marks. Copy available to browse. This new test was introduced last year. As a result, we have introduced a weekly ‘stand alone’ grammar lesson to revise ALL of the work covered in Key stage 1 and 2. Extra weekly homework tasks were introduced at the start of the year.
Writing Writing this year will be based purely on teacher assessment and the evidence that we have gained over the year. Children will need to show consistency in the following areas: Sentence structure and punctuation Text structure and organisation Composition and effect
How Can You Help? Praise and encourage your child, leading up to and during SATs week and when the results come out. Your child will need to be in school for each test in SATs week. Your child should go to bed early prior to SATs – including Friday and Saturday Make sure they have a good breakfast and a snack for break time may also help. Water during the test also helps. We will be arranging a Breakfast Club from 8.30 - 8.50 (Mainly to allay any nerves)
What can you do to prepare your child? Revision – help your child to revise & practise skills. Daily reading and discussion about their books. Learn & practise spellings – lists have been given out at the start of each new term. Learn & practise times tables. Discuss with your child's teachers - areas to work on at home/specific activities/concerns. Ensure your child completes all their homework tasks. We politely request that you DO NOT administer past SAT papers at home.
How to revise Routines. Concentrate on areas of weakness, not what they can do easily. Short bursts (20minutes). Revision guides Internet E.g. BBC Revise Wise www.bbc.co.uk/revisewise
And finally... Any questions? Thank you for your time this morning You have all been given copies of the revision guides and have had an opportunity to look at past papers.