Key Stage 2 SATs are upon children within 2 terms of arriving at our school. 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. In May, week commencing 14 May 2018, our Year 6 pupils will take tests in English grammar, punctuation and spelling, reading and Mathematics.
Teachers will assess their pupils against the year group expectations for each subject including writing. Teachers will take into account written, practical and oral work as well as classroom work, homework and any informal tests taken in class.
Parents will receive a report at the end of the year which will include results of the National Curriculum tests.
The Key Stage 2 tests are timetabled from Monday 14 to Thursday 17 May 2018.
|Monday 14 May 2018||English grammar, punctuation and spelling Paper 1: questions
English grammar, punctuation and spelling Paper 2: spelling
|Tuesday 15 May 2018||English reading|
|Wednesday 16 May 2018||Mathematics Paper 1: arithmetic
Mathematics Paper 2: reasoning
|Thursday 17 May 2018||
Mathematics Paper 3: reasoning
The English reading test focuses on the comprehension elements of the national curriculum and includes a mixture of text genres. The test is designed so that the texts increase in their level of difficulty. The test consists of a reading booklet and a separate answer booklet. Pupils will have one hour to read the 3 texts in the reading booklet and complete the questions which are worth 50 marks in total. Pupils can approach the test as they choose, for example working through one text and answering the questions before moving on to the next.
The grammar, punctuation and spelling test focuses on knowing and applying grammatical terminology with the full range of punctuation tested.
There are 2 papers:
The mathematics test comprises 2 components, presented to pupils as 3 test papers:
|Reading (SAT)||Writing (TA)||Mathematics (SAT)||Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling (SAT)||Combined Re, Wr, Ma|
|Scissett Middle % Pupils||78.7||79.7||73.1||77.7||59.5|
|Kirklees % Pupils||66.6||73.4||72.3||74.9||56.7|
|National % Pupils||71||76||75||77||61|
|SMS - National||7.7||3.7||-1.9||0.7||-1.5|
If you have Internet access, there is a multitude of websites that would help your child with revision. Make sure that these are suitable for Key Stage 2 children. Below are just a few that have lots of English (and Maths) interactive resources.
You can also try the subject-specific revision books, such as CGP, and there are lots of Apps available for iPad, etc. that are too numerous to mention.
Reading is another good way to help your child to progress, not just in English, but in different subjects too as it underpins so many other skills. The new Accelerated Reading system is excellent in helping pupils to progress independently and offers specific information and ways to improve. Encourage your child to really ‘read’ the book and understand the meaning the author is trying to convey. If possible, try to read with your child and ask questions, such as: