There is now… no time limit Includes 3 texts with increasing difficulty (new this year) Children can refer back to the text. Reading for understanding is essential. Children will be required to refer to text to justify their responses. English Comprehension (Reading Test)
Listen to your child read every day and ask questions about what they have read: Why do you think Rosie acted that way? What might Rosie have been thinking and why? What do you think this character might have thought about what Rosie did? How can you help?
Pronouns substitutes for nouns in order to avoid repetition: I, you, he, she, it, we, you (plural), they, me, him, her, us, them
I or me? If you can take away the other people in the sentence, which then makes better sense – I or me? After we went cycling, I was very tired? After we went cycling, me was very tired? The teacher asked I to collect the books? The teacher asked me to collect the books?
Ma1Using and applying mathematics Ma2Number and algebra Ma3Shapes, space and measures Ma4Handling data Maths
There are three test papers: Paper A which lasts 45 minutes and carries 40 marks (Non-calculator). Paper B which lasts 45 minutes and carries 40 marks (Non-calculator). Mental maths test which lasts approx 20 minutes and carries 20 marks. Questions will test all areas but now focus an application, reasoning and problem solving. How it works
All equipment needed for these tests will be provided by the school. It changes each year according to the requirements of the questions. Equipment
Underline key words Ask for questions to be read to you Annotate diagrams Show all the steps to multi-step problems Ensure digits are legible – digit formation Never overwrite a wrong answer Hints for Success
Don’t panic Follow school’s revision programme/advice/be prepared to try Read questions thoroughly Get plenty of sleep Try your best Try not to leave an answer blank Manage your time effectively Don’t panic! Top Tips