Year 6 SATS Information 2014 - St. Ethelbert`s Catholic Primary School

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WELCOME
St. Ethelbert’s Catholic Primary School
Year 6 Meeting
on the Government Assessment Tests in May
2014
Mr Letts and Mr Joss
Aims
• To inform parents on how to help their child
with reading, grammar, writing and
numeracy
• To inform parents about what is expected to
attain a Level 3, 4 and 5
• To answer any questions
• Let you know how well your child is
progressing in relation to national
expectations
• Inform secondary schools (setting)
• Inform primary schools about how well it is
teaching aspects of the National Curriculum
• Information is used by the Government
Key Stage 1
( 7yrs)
Key Stage 2
(11 yrs)
Level 6
Beyond Expectations
Level 5
Beyond Expectations
Level 4
At Level Expected
Level 3
Beyond Expectations
Below Expectations
Level 2
At Level Expected
Below Expectations
Level 1
Below Expectations
Below Expectations
• Every Year 6 pupil in the country takes the
same test on the same day
• The papers are sent away to be marked with
results being available before your child
leaves St Ethelbert’s in July
Writing & Handwriting Moderation
Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar Test
(1 hour)
Reading Test (1 hour)
Tasks require the children to write any of the following:
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Explanation
Recount
Persuasion
Report
Instructions
Discussion
Narrative
Poetry
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A range of punctuation used accurately
Paragraphs – which form an organised piece of writing
Connectives – linking ideas and paragraphs relevant to
the piece of writing
Simple and complex sentences
Similes and metaphors
A variety of grammar – including adverbs
A piece of writing that is relevant and appropriate to the
task set
• Individuality – the markers want to see the children’s
own imagination and ideas!
Component 1 – 50 Marks (45 mins):
• Sentence grammar
• Punctuation
• Vocabulary
Component 2 – 20 Marks (15 mins approx):
• Spelling
• Words are tested in the context of a sentence
• As each sentence is read aloud, they fill in the
missing word on their copy of the text
• 60 minutes reading time and also to answer
questions
• ‘Literal’ (In the text)
• ‘Inferential’ (Think & search)
• ‘Evaluative’ (Child’s thoughts)
Literal - In the Text
Inferential – Think and
search
Evaluative – Child’s
thoughts
Non-Calculator Paper (40 marks)
Calculator Paper (40 marks)
Mental Maths Test (20 marks)
(100 marks in total)
• Two non-calculator papers (45 mins)
• Mental Maths (Approx 12 mins)
UNDER PRESSURE!
• This is a recorded test
• There are 20 questions
• Children have to answer each question in the
allocated time
• The questions are designed to test mental recall and
agility
• Children can write down workings if they wish
• The children are not allowed any mathematical
equipment including rulers!
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Continue good homework routines
Play an active role in lessons
Ask if they are unsure of something
Be aware of their targets
Try their best
Gain a perception of time
• Lots of encouragement and confidence building
• Regular interest in what they have been learning
at school
• Keep up the practice of times tables – little and
often!
• Help them to learn their weekly spellings
• Hearing them read - correct misread words and
help them to make the connection between
punctuation and expression.
• Support homework
Thank you for attending
Please take the time to fill out the questionnaire
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