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1 Year 6 Parents' SATs Meeting Tuesday

2 What is this meeting for?
To share important information about KS2 SATs To share our approach to SATs To answer your questions about KS2 SATs To share ideas about how you can help your child at home

3 Our chat with Year 6…! Tests are useful to see how you’re getting on in some subjects and to show how the teachers can help you further. However, they only give part of the picture. We think that the most important things in life can’t be tested….. like what you think, how you act, what you believe and what spark inside makes you shine. Do your best - you are all winners!

4 What are KS2 SATs? “Standard Assessment Tests”
All children have to be tested before they go to secondary school Provide assessment information for secondary schools and analyse school performance Purpose – assign National Curriculum levels to children before they leave primary school

5 What level should Y6 children be at?
Level 3 - working towards age related expectations Level 4 - working at age related expectations Level 5 - working beyond age related expectations Level 6 - well beyond age related expectations

6 What other information do secondary schools want?
Pastoral information SATs results Teacher assessments

7 What does teacher assessment involve,
and is it different from testing? Teacher assessment draws together everything the teacher or teachers know about a child, including observations, marked work and school assessments. Teacher assessment is not a ‘snapshot’ like tests and is therefore more reliable. There can be a difference between teacher assessment results and test levels.

8 How is SATs week organised?
A timetable is issued to school, telling us on which days/sessions tests must be administered. All children must sit the tests at the same time. Test papers can only be opened 1 hour before the tests begin. Tests are completed in school, with any displays that may help covered over.

9 2015 SATs Timetable Year 6 SATs week beginning 11th May 2015
Monday 11th May Tuesday 12th May Wednesday 13th May Thursday 14th May Friday 15th May English - Reading Test P.M Some children will do Level 6 English – Grammar, punctuation and spelling test Mental Maths Test Maths Test A Maths Test B Relax…

10 During SATs week: Please ensure that your child is in school every day during SATs week. Ensure that they are in school on time. We recommend early nights and a hearty breakfast to get them ready for the day ahead. Please don’t book anything during this week e.g. doctor’s appointments, holidays etc. If your child is ill, let us know immediately.

11 English SATs English SATs consist of: A reading test
A grammar, punctuation and spelling test Writing is teacher assessed and takes into account the ‘best fit’ level over many writing pieces.

12 Reading Format of this has changed in the last couple of years;
1 hour to read booklet and answer questions; There will be 3 texts and sets of questions which are all different levels of difficulty; There are a variety of different questions to be answered in different ways: multiple choice, etc.; Children cannot have any adult help in this test.

13 Reading - Skills Questions on the reading test are looking for evidence of the children’s abilities in the following areas: Literal – answer is in the text; Deductive – look for clues; Inferential – read between the lines; Authorial intent – e.g. Why does the author use a the word “intimidating” to describe Mr McKenna?

14 ‘A Day in the English Countryside’
Sentence from: ‘A Day in the English Countryside’ As the afternoon light started to fade, the cow stopped eating grass, stood instead with its head over the gate and gazed expectantly down the lane. How light was it? (Literal) What three things did the cow do? (Literal) What time of day was it? (Deductive) Where was the cow? (Deductive) What do you think the cow was expecting? (Inferential) What strategies does the writer use to give the reader so much information in a single sentence? (Authorial intent)

15 How can parents help with reading?
Ensure your child reads every night! Encourage them to read fiction and non-fiction. Try to ask them questions about the text. Help them with the different skills of reading especially ‘skimming’and “scanning”! (Questions will help them practise these skills.) Ask them to show you which bits of the text prove that their answers are correct.

16 Spelling, Punctuation, Grammar and Vocabulary
Introduced in 2013 45 minutes test on grammar Spelling test is separate. Worth 20 marks out of 70. Contributes to their overall level obtained.


18 Two written test papers
Mathematics Mathematics SATs consist of: A mental mathematics test. This is a 20 minute test and a CD is used. The mental mathematics test has a subject weighting of 20%. Two written test papers Test A and Test B Calculators are not used in any of these tests.

19 Some questions are worth one mark and therefore accuracy is important.
Other questions are worth two marks and even if the answer is wrong, a mark may be given for correct working. Teachers may read questions in both written papers to pupils if asked.

20 Typical mental maths questions
5 second questions: What is double ninety? What time is it half an hour after ten-fifteen? 10 second questions: The temperature was three degrees Celsius. It goes down by eight degrees. Write the new temperature. Add three point three to seven point seven. Lara spends three pounds fifty-five. She pays with a ten pound note. How much change does she get? 15 second questions: Multiply thirty-five by six. Nine is half of a number. What is one-third of the number? Four oranges cost ninety-five pence. How much do 12 oranges cost?

21 How can parents help with Maths?
Encourage your children to use the lessons on MyMaths to address areas where they are less confident. Final blast on tables, (square numbers, prime numbers) etc! Support your children as they complete the online revision tests and past papers we have set for them.

22 How can parents help? The best help is interest taken in learning and progress. Supporting homework. Good communication between the school and home. Getting a good sleep on a school night! Ensuring attendance at school from now until SATs

23 Useful Websites







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31 And finally... Whatever happens, we only ask the children to try their best – in the next few weeks and during SATs week. That will be enough for us to be hugely proud of them.

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