Year 6 Parents Meeting 2015 SATs Monday 11th May – Thursday 14th May 2015 English Tests For 2015: ◦ Comprehension of a variety of progressively more challenging texts (1 hour - 35-40 questions) ◦ Grammar, punctuation and vocabulary short answers (45 minutes – 40-50 questions) ◦ Spelling task (20 questions – approx 20 minutes) ◦ Teacher assessed writing How you can help! Reading comprehension ◦ 15-20 minutes reading with child per day ◦ Ask a range of questions: Who, where, what, how many? Why? How do you know? ◦ Highlight key pieces of text ◦ Children to point out key writing features How you can help! Spellings ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ Word-a-day Spot the spelling pattern Try difficult words (newspaper, magazine, tv!) Question incorrect spellings ‘Sounding out’ How you can help! Grammar ◦ CGP Support for Grammar ◦ Work through with children ◦ Ask for examples when out-and-about How you can help! Writing ◦ Help children to plan their home-learning ◦ Review with children to check and edit… More adjectives Adverbs and adverbial phrases Range of sentence openers Does it make sense Different punctuation and types of sentences ‘Test’ children on key features Maths Tests For 2015: ◦ Paper 1 and Paper 2, both non-calculator (45 minutes each – 25-35 questions) ◦ Mental Maths Paper (20 minutes – 20 questions) Maths Tests Maths Tests Maths Tests How you can help! Test children on multiplication tables and corresponding division facts on a daily basis. Four operations – addition, subtraction, multiplication, division practice. Adding up items when shopping, doubling and halving amounts, cooking, multiplying decimals, half price etc.