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SATs 2015 Welcome to a short presentation informing you about the timetable and arrangements for SATs week. Our team consists of the following staff Mrs Anderson Mr Murray Miss Plant Mr Pearson Mrs Shephard Mrs Mackie Mrs Wilding Mrs Ayriss
Week Beginning Monday 11th May During this week pupils in Year 6 in the final stage of KS2 will sit National Curriculum tests in the core subjects English and Maths. The Standards & Testing Agency (on behalf of the Department for Education) regulates the national curriculum assessments to ensure that standards are maintained and assessments are fair and effective.
What are they designed to test? Key Stage 2 tests are designed to test pupils’ KNOWLEDGE & UNDERSTANDING of the key stage 2 programmes of study. They provide a snapshot of pupils’ attainment at the end of the key stage. Pupils take tests in: English Maths
The English & Maths tests There are three English tests: A reading test A written test to cover grammar, punctuation and vocabulary. (SPAG) A spelling test Writing composition will be subject to teacher assessment. There are three Maths tests: Test A (a non-calculator paper) Test B (also a non-calculator paper this year) Mental maths paper
Date Tests Monday 13th May Levels 3-5 English reading test Level 6 English reading test Monday 11 th MayLevels 3-5 English reading test Tuesday 12 th MayLevels 3-5 English grammar, punctuation and spelling test Wednesday 13 th MayLevels 3-5 mental mathematics test Levels 3-5 mathematics Paper 1 Thursday 14 th MayLevels 3-5 mathematics Paper 2
THE KEY STAGE 2 ENGLISH SAT: What does it comprise ? A reading test. A grammar, punctuation and vocabulary test. A spelling test.
HOW LONG DO THEY HAVE TO DOEACH PAPER? The Reading Paper. 1 hour to read and answer questions on a variety of texts. The Grammar, Punctuation and Vocabulary paper. The students have 45 minutes to complete this test. The Spelling Test. Around 15 minutes(not strictly timed). Pupils listen to 20 target words within 20 separate sentences.
HOW PARENTS CAN HELP Help with learning spellings – looking for patterns and rules. Encourage children to read: (novels and a variety of forms - leaflets, recipes, instructions, etc.), asking questions to check understanding. Support them through looking at their writing in terms of grammar, punctuation and varied vocabulary. Other resources: Revisewise website – BBC. Revision books. Easter holiday homework tasks are very important.
Outline of tests Paper A – non calculator (40) 45 minutes Paper B – non calculator (40) 45 minutes Mental Arithmetic (20) 20 minutes Maths Tests Year 6 SATs
How can I help? Basics – tables, place value, estimating answers, maths vocabulary, problem solving Encourage careful reading of questions and checking of answers in homework Revisewise website – BBC, Easter holiday homework very important Make sure children do their 10 for 10 questions, these will start after Easter.
and finally… Get the tests into perspective: They are important and it is a good opportunity to consolidate and put to the test all the skills they have learnt so far. BUT There is no need for children (or their parents) to worry about the tests. Children can only do their best. They will be given plenty of opportunity to practise for the tests in school.
Test Results Results are received by the school at the beginning of July. Parents and pupils are duly informed.