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AKA: The SATs !

Today we are going to….  Consider how the KS2 SATs are prepared for…and how you can help!  See what the week looks like…  See what the tests look like… and try some!

But Before We Do…  Mental Maths Test  20 Questions  Increasing difficulty  5, 10 and 15 second questions  All areas of the mathematics curriculum can be covered…

What are SATs? Standard Assessment Tests – Government tests taken by children at the end of Years 2 and 6.

What are the results used for?  To assess the progress children have made in their learning since they were 7 (Year 2)  To help secondary schools organise learning in Year 7  To enable a comparison between schools and against a benchmark figure

How are the children prepared?  Target setting  Effective support from home  Period of revision  Individual study  Computers! (online resources)  Small focused group support

The internet – there are many websites that provide revision activities and past papers to practice. Below are some of the websites and activities that the children can use for revision:  http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/revision/ http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/revision/  http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/ http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/  http://www.satsguide.co.uk/ http://www.satsguide.co.uk/  http://www.ixl.com http://www.ixl.com

When Are the SATs?  2 nd Week in May  Monday: Comprehension  Tuesday: Spelling & Grammar  Wednesday: Maths A  Thursday: Maths B/Mental Maths  Friday: No papers  Level 6 papers in the afternoon

English Reading Comprehension – 1 paper 60 minutes Speaking and Listening – teacher assessed Writing – writing is assessed over a longer period by the class teacher (June). SPAG - 1 paper and separate spelling test. Science Teacher Assessment Which assessments are included?

Maths: Paper A 45 minutes Paper B 45 minutes Mental Maths Paper – 20 questions, five 5 second, ten 10 second and five 15 seconds

SPAG

What results or scores will the children be given?  Level 3  Level 4  Level 5  Level 6

No holidays will be authorised and any absences will need to be fully investigated.  If a child is ill or cannot attend school during SATs week then the school has to be notified immediately so we can seek advice from the LA to see if we can make alternative arrangements.

Other questions… What if... a fire alarm goes off? a pupil is unwell or panics? a child needs to ‘ leave the room?! ’ a pupil is caught cheating?

The week of the exams…  Children to have good breakfast and arrive school on time, after a good night ’ s sleep.  We will provide the children with a light snack. Children will need to bring a bottle of water.

Study Guides

And finally…Thank you for your time! Please don ’ t worry about SATs. Speak to Mr Hicks, Mr Brown or Mr Statham Results and teacher assessments will go home with end of term reports. Any questions?

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