Presentation on theme: "What tests do they have to sit? Why are SATs important? How does the school prepare my child for SATs? How can I help my child?"— Presentation transcript:
What tests do they have to sit? Why are SATs important? How does the school prepare my child for SATs? How can I help my child?
If SATs are in May – why discuss them now? Only 12 school weeks left Independent work Completing work within a given timescale Following instructions Silly mistakes Attitudes to homework
The children are tested on all of the work they have covered in all (KS2) year groups so far. Year 6 children are tested on Maths, Reading and SPaG (Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation) and teacher assessed in Science and Writing. What are the children tested on?
When will they be tested? The week beginning 12th of May.
Levels The levels your children score will be compared with the local and national standards of achievement Levels are not sub-divided Expected level for Y6 – Level 4 Value added – progress from KS1 (2 levels e.g. Level 1 Level 3 Level 1 Level 3 Level 2 Level 4 Level 3 Level 5 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 Level 6
How are they tested? Reading 1 hour to read the texts and answer questions about it.
How we will help your child! Weekly ‘Booster’ sessions Small group interventions Provide SATs revision books Interactive websites Set related homework tasks ‘My Maths’ interactive maths games Breakfast revision club
How we will help your child! Mock SATs weeks Teach the children test techniques Nurture and encourage your child to just do their best Ensure the children see SATs in the larger context...as preparation for secondary school
Homework Your child is expected to: Read at least 3 times a week Practise spellings Maths (Written and My Maths) Literacy Written focus
Why does it help? Homework is designed to help back up what is learned in the classroom (consolidation) It is also designed so that you, the parent/carer, can also see how they are progressing Good preparation for secondary school – do you know what’s expected up there?
Holiday Homework Grammar Test Reading paper Maths Test
How can you help your child TIP 1 Approach a subject from lots of different angles. Software, games, activities, books, flash cards, practical applications all help. TIP 2 Look through a practice paper together and talk through the answers, try drawing or acting out answers of difficult concepts such as fractions.
How can you help your child TIP 3 Explain that the number of marks (in the margin) gives your child an idea of how much time to spend on each question and the amount of detail required. TIP 4 Make sure your child is aware that getting stuck is not a problem, they can just move on and if they have time come back to the hard ones at the end.
How can you help your child TIP 5 Encourage your child to believe in themselves, "you can do it!“ It’s just a chance for them to show off what they know. TIP 6 It is easier said than done, BUT do not put your child under too much pressure. Have fun, they will find things easier to remember if they had a fun time learning.
How can you help your child Best tip of all … make sure they get enough sleep!
We will be available at the end of the meeting if you wish to ask questions There are examples of past papers in the room for you to look at – you may be surprised by how much they are expected to know! Questions?