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1 SATs Information Session 24 th March 2015 Nerys Cooper Celina Summerhays

2 Aims To provide overview of SATs week To explain how we can work together to prepare the children To discuss the format of the tests To discuss Level 6 papers

3 Why do we have the tests? National requirement The National Curriculum tests are designed to assess children’s knowledge and understanding of specific elements of the Key Stage 2 programmes of study. They provide a snapshot of a child’s attainment at the end of the key stage. The change to the writing follows the Government’s acceptance of Lord Bew’s recommendation that writing composition should only be subject to teacher assessment, with the more ‘technical’ aspects of English assessed via an externally marked test.

4 When are the tests? The 2015 Key Stage 2 National Curriculum tests will be held in the week beginning 11 th May 2015. Monday 11Tuesday 12Wednesday 13Thursday 14 Level 3-5 Reading paper Level 3-5 English – Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Level 3-5 Mental Maths Test Level 3-5 Maths paper 2 (non- calculator) Level 6 Reading Level 6 English – Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Level 3-5 Maths Paper 1 (non- calculator) Level 6 Maths Paper 1 and Paper 2

5 What is involved in the tests? EnglishReading paper (1 hour) Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation (SPaG) (45 minutes) Level 6 (50 minutes) Writing - teacher assessed using a range of evidence MathsMental (20 minutes) Written paper 1 (45 minutes) – non calculator Written paper 2 (45 minutes) – non calculator Level 6 (30 minutes) ScienceTeacher assessment

6 Preparing the children in school Year 3 to Year 6 Rotation weeks Preparing the children at home Revision guides Read regularly Most importantly… rest, sleep, food.

7 Reading … Read at least five times a week, preferably out loud Share different types of texts that are around the house, in the shops etc. Keep calm and encouraging Ensure the children rest and have breaks

8 Writing … Spend time on writing homework Mind map ideas to help with organisation Plan the structure of the writing (paragraphs) Construct each sentence carefully, adding lively vocabulary, inserting clauses and a range of punctuation Read through carefully Pick out one to five spellings to focus on and find other words that follow the rule

9 Maths … Use sticky notes to remember key facts that they forget e.g. decimals, fractions and percentages Make posters about different topics e.g. perimeter, area Memory maps


11 Overall Levels – for their age Level 6 Exceptional Level 5 Beyond expectations Level 4 Expected National Curriculum level Level 3 Below expectation Externally marked level 6 tests in reading, SPaG and mathematics are available for schools administer, to eligible pupils, on an optional basis. Children who achieve level 6 will not be recognised as secure level 6 but provides an indication that they are operating at that level. Level 6

12 On the day… Have breakfast Read the questions carefully Remind them to ask a teacher to read a question for you if not sure of the answer (not the reading paper)– just put your hand up Check your work carefully at the end The day before… Get equipment ready the night before – including a bottle of water Sleep well

13 Any Questions? Please return the sample papers You are welcome to complete an order form for any additional revision guides you require

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