Presentation on theme: "Timetable for SATs 2015 Monday 11 May Levels 3-5 English reading"— Presentation transcript:
1 Timetable for SATs 2015 Monday 11 May Levels 3-5 English reading Level 6 English reading English reading testTuesday 12 MayLevels 3-5 English grammar, punctuation and spellingLevel 6 English grammar, punctuation and spellingEnglish Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation TestWednesday 13 MayLevels 3-5 mental mathematicsLevels 3-5 mathematics Paper 1Mental mathematics testMathematics paper 1Thursday 14 MayLevels 3-5 mathematics Paper 2Level 6 mathematics Paper 1Level 6 mathematics Paper 2 (calculator allowed)Mathematics paper 2
2 A taster of the Year 6 Maths SAT MATHEMATICSA taster of the Year 6 Maths SAT
3 Assessment breakdown: Name of paperDuration in minutesMarks awardedTEST PAPER 1: calculator not allowed paper4540TEST PAPER 2: calculator not allowed paperMental Mathstest20
4 Pupils will be questioned on all areas of mathematics covered in school.These are:NumberCalculatingPlace valueReasoningShape and spaceMeasuresData handlingUsing and applying (problem solving)
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!
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 gapTick boxesRearrange sentencesMatchCircle or underline words or phrasesShort explanationsAdd punctuation to sentences
20 Knowledge and skills that are tested. Understanding of different punctuationTypes of sentences and sentence structureWord classes- noun, verbs, adjectives, adverbs etc.Understanding of vocabularyTensesSingular 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 ReadingReading Booklet is no longer based on a theme as it has been on previous yearsDifferent types of texts within the bookletDifferent types of question to answer
25 Examples of QuestionsHow 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 http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/english/