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YEAR 6 SATs WEEK 2016: Monday 9th May – Thursday 12th May
A: The idea of SATs is to show whether or not your child has reached the expected National Curriculum level. Our school sets challenging targets for all our pupils, indicating the percentage of pupils we believe will achieve the expected levels in English, Mathematics and Science. The results will show whether our school has managed to achieve the set targets.
A: It is important that children understand they are not going to ‘pass’ or ‘fail’ the test. It will show what they have learned, what they can do and the National Curriculum level they are working at.
A: The children are tested on all of the work they have covered in all year groups so far. Year 6 children are tested on Maths, English and Science. Formal assessments take place through out the year. SATs results rarely hold any surprises for the teaching staff.
|What form will the tests take?
|a grammar, punctuation and spelling test a reading test.|
|Maths||Mental Maths (20 minutes)Written paper (45 minutes)Written paper (45 minutes)|
|Science||School based Science Tests will take place during the Summer term.
science (paper A) 45 minutesscience (paper B) 45 minutes
The Science tests cover the National Curriculum attainment targets: life processes and living things; materials and their properties and physical processes. The knowledge and use of correct scientific vocabulary is important.
A: Year 6 SATs are sent away for marking and are handed out as soon as they arrive back in school. The reports are accompanied by an additional sheet that states the test level and a teacher assessment. Both carry equal weighting. The sheet also details how the child fairs in comparison to the national and the school averages.
A: The level descriptions in the national curriculum are the basis for judging the children’s levels of attainment.
Wilkes Green Junior School
A Guide to Y6 SATs
YEAR 6 SATS WEEK 2016:
Monday 9th May – Thursday 12th May
|Monday 9 May||Tuesday 10 May||Wednesday 11 May||Thursday 12 May|
|English Reading||English Grammar, Punctuation and spelling test||Mental Mathematics Test||Mathematics Test B|
|15 minutes of reading time with 45 minutes to answer questions||20 minutes||45 minutes|
|Mathematics Test A|
School based Science SATs Tests will take place later during the Summer term
Level 3-5 tests will be administered in the morning and Level 6 tests will be administered in the afternoon.
Children have been provided with revision books for Literacy, Numeracy and Science. These have been used as booster support materials and will be given to children to complete key revision exercises.
- Have your own revision timetable – start planning well before exams begin. Your teacher should be able to help.
- Make your books, notes and essays user-friendly. Use headings, highlighting and revision cards, and get tips on other revision techniques from teachers and friends with experience of exams. You could also consider buying revision guides.
- Take notes of the important points when revising. Try to answer the questions of past exam papers – explain answers to tricky questions to someone else.
- Everyone revises differently. Find out what routine suits you best – alone or with a friend or parent/carer, early morning or late at night; short, sharp bursts or longer sessions; with music or without noise.
- Ask for help from your teacher/learning mentor, parent/carer or a friend if there are things you don’t understand.
- Don’t leave revision to the last minute.
- Don’t avoid revising subjects you don’t like or find difficult.
- Don’t forget that there is life beyond revision and exams.
- Don’t cram ALL night before an exam.
How to help your child
- Make sure they get enough sleep.
- Make sure they eat breakfast.
- Don’t try and frighten them into revising. Stories about ending up in the bottom stream in their secondary school adds pressure and stress.
- Encourage them to ask the teacher if they are unsure about anything.
- Explain that the SATs are a way of showing what they know.
- No Extended holidays and absences kept to a minimum
- A detailed breakdown of 2015 KS2 SATS results can be found here.