Presentation on theme: "Welcome to the Year 6 SATs Parents’ Meeting. When are the SATs tests? Date TestTimings Monday 11th May 9:30am Levels 3–5 English reading test 60 minutes."— Presentation transcript:
When are the SATs tests? Date TestTimings Monday 11th May 9:30am Levels 3–5 English reading test 60 minutes Monday 11th May 1:45pm Level 6 English reading test 10 minutes reading time 50 minutes to complete the test Tuesday 12th May 9:30am Levels 3–5 English grammar, punctuation and spelling test Paper 1: short answer questions – 45 minutes Paper 2: spelling task – 15 minutes (not strictly timed) Tuesday 12th May 11:30am/ 1:45pm Level 6 English grammar, punctuation and spelling test Paper 1: extended task – 30 minutes Paper 2: short answer questions – 20 minutes Paper 3: spelling task – 10 minutes (not strictly timed) Wednesday 13th May 9:30am Levels 3–5 mathematics Paper 1 45 minutes Wednesday 13th May 11:30am Levels 3–5 mental mathematics test Allow approximately 20 minutes Thursday 14th May 9:30am Levels 3–5 mathematics Paper 2 45 minutes Thursday 14th May 11:30am Level 6 mathematics Paper 1 30 minutes Thursday 14th May 1:45pm Level 6 mathematics Paper 2 30 minutes
Reading Levels 3-5 The booklet will contain three texts. The least demanding text will come first with the following texts increasing in level of difficulty. Children will have a total of one hour to read the texts and complete the questions at their own pace. The questions are: shorter, closed response items (such as multiple choice and matching questions); shorter, open response items; and longer, open response items that require children to explain and comment on the texts in order to demonstrate a full understanding.
Reading Level 6 (selected children only) The level 6 test consists of: a reading booklet containing around three or four texts based on a single theme. a reading answer booklet comprising approximately 25 questions (totalling 30-35 marks). Children are given ten minutes to read the reading booklet and 50 minutes to answer the questions in the answer booklet. They can refer back to the texts in the reading booklet throughout the test. NB: All children taking the level 6 test must have also taken the level 3-5 test and have achieved level 5 if they are to achieve level 6.
The English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Test Levels 3-5 The English grammar, punctuation and spelling test at levels 3-5 has two components, worth a total of 70 marks: a booklet of short-answer questions a spelling task Paper 1, the short-answer questions, consists of between 40 and 50 questions assessing grammar, punctuation and vocabulary. The questions are: selected response items (such as multiple choice questions) or short, open response items, in which children may have to write a word, a few words or a sentence. Paper 2, the spelling task
The English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Test Level 6 (selected children only) This test consists of three components, worth a total of 50 marks: an extended writing task a booklet of short-answer questions a spelling task Paper 1 assesses children’s grammar, punctuation and vocabulary through a short piece of writing. Paper 2 consists of between 18 and 21 questions assessing grammar, punctuation and vocabulary. Paper 3 the spelling task. NB: All children taking the level 6 test must have also taken the level 3-5 test and have achieved level 5 if they are to achieve level 6.
The Mathematics Test Levels 3-5 The test consists of: two non-calculator papers, Paper 1 and Paper 2, each lasting 45 minutes. mental mathematics test, lasting approximately 20 minutes.
The Mathematics Test Level 6 The level 6 mathematics test (selected children only) consists of: Paper 1 – a non-calculator paper, lasting 30 minutes Paper 2 – a calculator available paper, lasting 30 minutes NB: All children taking the level 6 test must have also taken the level 3-5 test and have achieved level 5 if they are to achieve level 6.
How are the tests different this year? This year, the tests will be marked on screen. The children will need to ensure they write within the given area. Responses in the margins or the grey zones will not be marked. The children will be given special, dark pencils to use for the mathematics papers. They need to use black or blue ink for all written parts of the test – any other colours cannot be scanned. Each booklet will have a barcode. Pupils must not colour them in or write on them as this is how their script is identified. Children must not write on or around the lines at the top and bottom of a page. Is science tested? A sample of students throughout the country are tested in science every other year. This year there will be no science tests.
When do we know the results? The school receives the results in July. You will receive them in your child’s report. Sometimes, we need to challenge results. This only happens rarely but if we do want the marking reviewed we need to apply by 17 th July and will know the outcome by 4 th September.
At school: Small, targeted booster groups to ensure each child receives as much support as needed. Booster GroupTeachers: Mrs Rankin, Mrs Whitmore, Ms King, Mrs Green and Mrs Belli.
Preparation at school: A structured timetable to cover the main parts of reading, writing, grammar and maths. Regular practice tests to teach strategies for completing a test and to measure progress to ensure your child is on track.
Preparation from Pupils: Try their best in all areas. Complete all homework on time. To continue to read to an adult at home. To learn spellings. To remember to bring all equipment into school everyday (particularly rulers!). To attend school every day. To take responsibility for catching up if they are absent.
Preparation from Home To encourage and support your child. Be involved in their learning – ensure they complete all homework. Ensure your child completes the 10 4 10 maths homework over Easter, and any SAT reading tests they are given. Listen to your child read and ask questions about the text. Learn spellings and times tables up to 12 X 12. Encourage your child to write.
SATS week Breakfast Club available at 8:15 am each day that week (in the main hall). This will provide a cooked breakfast and morning workout at no charge – it will be funded by the HSA. Ensure your child goes to bed at a reasonable time each night. Recognise that your child may feel a little more stressed than usual – be ready to support and encourage. Ensure your child is at school on time every day and that no days are missed. Please do not make dental or non-emergency doctor appointments during the week of the 11 th May.