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Timetable for SATs 2015 Monday 11 May Levels 3-5 English reading

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1 Timetable for SATs 2015 Monday 11 May Levels 3-5 English reading
Level 6 English reading  English reading test Tuesday 12 May Levels 3-5 English grammar, punctuation and spelling Level 6 English grammar, punctuation and spelling English Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation Test Wednesday 13 May Levels 3-5 mental mathematics Levels 3-5 mathematics Paper 1 Mental mathematics test Mathematics paper 1 Thursday 14 May Levels 3-5 mathematics Paper 2 Level 6 mathematics Paper 1 Level 6 mathematics Paper 2 (calculator allowed) Mathematics paper 2

2 A taster of the Year 6 Maths SAT
MATHEMATICS A taster of the Year 6 Maths SAT

3 Assessment breakdown:
Name of paper Duration in minutes Marks awarded TEST PAPER 1: calculator not allowed paper 45 40 TEST PAPER 2: calculator not allowed paper Mental Maths test 20

4 Pupils will be questioned on all areas of
mathematics covered in school. These are: Number Calculating Place value Reasoning Shape and space Measures Data handling Using and applying (problem solving)


6 An example from Paper A 2006





11 How can you help? Be enthusiastic mathematicians yourselves!
Encourage your child to explain their methods and their thinking. If you feel your child is not clear on an area, let us know so that we can reinforce methods taught in school. Visit revision websites and play maths games with your child. Praise their efforts!

12 Key Stage 2 English Assessment 2014

13 How many papers? Punctuation, Grammar and Vocabulary Test (45 minutes)
Spelling – 15 minutes (approx) Reading – 1 hour (reading and to answer questions)

14 The Grammar test has replaced the previous writing tasks set during SATs week.
Children’s writing level will be based on teacher assessment and these levels will be reported based on the assessments from the whole year.

15 Example questions from the new Grammar, Punctuation and Vocabulary test.
Fill in the gap Tick boxes Rearrange sentences Match Circle or underline words or phrases Short explanations Add punctuation to sentences





20 Knowledge and skills that are tested.
Understanding of different punctuation Types of sentences and sentence structure Word classes- noun, verbs, adjectives, adverbs etc. Understanding of vocabulary Tenses Singular and plural forms

21 Spelling Test Takes form of dictation.
The children write in ‘correctly’ the missing word. There are 20 words to fill in. The spellings will be based on key spelling patterns taught across KS1 and KS2.



24 Reading Reading Booklet is no longer based on a theme as it has been on previous years Different types of texts within the booklet Different types of question to answer

25 Examples of Questions How can you tell that Lisa would like her brother to try caving? ____________________________________________________________________ 1 mark

26 Lisa goes caving with other people
Lisa goes caving with other people. Give two reasons in the text why she does this. 1 ___________________________________________________________________ 2 ____________________________________________________________________ 2 marks

27 Look at the text on page 10, starting from And I was struck by the beauty … to the end of the article. Explain the writer’s thoughts and feelings. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 3 marks

28 How to support your child at home – Writing
Encourage neat joined handwriting. Help them check to see if their work is grammatically correct and that punctuation is accurate. Talk about word classes and use of punctuation when the child is reading. Encourage improving word choices to expand use of vocabulary.

29 How to support your child at home – Spelling
Help children learn their spellings each week. These may be past SAT words. Majority of the words set are taken from the KS2 spelling bank for Year 5 and 6.

30 How to support your child at home – Reading
Talk with children about the books they are reading. Discuss characters, information, events and ideas. Encourage them to think about the language used and why it has been used.

31 Useful Web Sites

32 Targets for Y6

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