Presentation on theme: "KS2 Assessment Information Session. To provide information about KS2 SATs To answer any questions about KS2 SATs Share ideas about how parents can help."— Presentation transcript:
To provide information about KS2 SATs To answer any questions about KS2 SATs Share ideas about how parents can help children at home Aims of the session:
Purpose of the tests: The Key Stage 2 tests are designed to test children’s knowledge and understanding of the Key Stage 2 programmes of study. They provide a snapshot of a child’s attainment at the end of a Key Stage. Each child is awarded a level in Maths, Reading, Writing, Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling. Assessment information is passed to child’s secondary school
Level 2 – these children will not be entered for the tests Level 3 – below age related expectation Level 4 – age related expectation Level 5 – above age related expectation What levels are expected?
Mathematics Paper A – no calculator – 45 minutes Paper B – no calculator – 45 minutes Mental maths
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. * word problems need to show all steps Teachers may read questions in both written papers to pupils if asked.
Typical mental maths questions: 5 second questions: 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. 15 second questions: Four oranges cost ninety-five pence. How much do 12 oranges cost?
Home/School support for Maths School: Small group interventions to help children across all levels: in school time and after school Differentiated teaching / activities in class Quick-fire whole class boosters Home: Go through maths work in CGP books regularly, discussing errors and strategies (weekly or twice-weekly) Practice times tables at every opportunity!
English Writing – teacher assessment (moderated) Reading – test paper – 1 hour total Grammar, punctuation and spelling Short answer questions – 45 minutes Spelling test – 15 minutes
Home/School support for Writing School: Opportunities to read and be read to, to enhance language skills Cross curricular opportunities to write Individual targets and support in improving writing Home: Read a variety of texts regularly, including non fiction Discuss all written homework tasks with your child, encouraging them to edit and improve their own work.
There are 4 main types of questions on the reading paper: Literal – answer is there in the text Deductive – look for clues Inferential – read between the lines Authorial intent – e.g. why does an author use a particular word Reading
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. 1.How light was it? (Literal) 2.What three things did the cow do? (Literal) 3.What time of day was it? (Deductive) 4.Where was the cow? (Deductive) 5.What do you think the cow was expecting? (Inferential) 6.What strategies does the writer use to give the reader so much information in a single sentence? (Authorial intent)
Home/School support for Reading School: Regular reading and discussion of comprehension papers Reading marathon to encourage children to read a wide range of texts Class text read to and with children. Home: Read with your child regularly, asking inference and deduction questions. Share different types of text, discussing layout, etc Provide encouragement and opportunities for quiet reading at home.
Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling 45 minutes test on grammar
Spelling Worth 20 marks out of 70. Can affect the overall level obtained
Home/School support for Grammar, punctuation and spelling School: Grammar and punctuation included in every English lesson Booster daily sessions Daily phonics/spelling sessions Home: Encourage spelling homework that practices spellings and explores rules. Correct verbal grammar!
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. What does teacher assessment involve?
Example timetable DateLevel 3-5 tests – MorningLevel 6 tests - Afternoon Monday 11 MayEnglish reading test (60 mins) Tuesday 12 MayEnglish grammar, punctuation and spelling test (45 mins and 15 mins) English grammar, punctuation and spelling test (30 mins and 20 mins and 10 mins) Wednesday 13 MayMental mathematics test (20 mins) Mathematics - Test A (45 mins) Thursday 14 MayMathematics - Test B (45 mins)Mathematics - Paper 1 (30 mins) Mathematics - Paper 2 (30 mins)
During SATs week: Please ensure that your child is in school every day during SATs week. Ensure that they are in school on time Please don’t book anything during this week e.g. doctor’s appointments, holidays etc If your child is ill, let us know immediately.
How are we preparing children: Working with children to address their individual needs Taking a positive approach – celebration and rewards A balanced curriculum – engaging children in ‘non-SATs’ topics! Mock SATS 9 th -12 th March Be Our Best week!
Whole-school approach to ‘being our best’ Year 6 breakfast club Afternoon activities to help children let off steam, relax, and have fun.
Talk to us- about your child’s individual learning and emotional needs Take an interest in learning and support homework Ensure that children get enough sleep Try to maintain attendance at school from now until SATs Maintain a positive and balanced approach – remind your children how good they are at lots of different things! How parents can prepare children: