Year 6 SATs 2009 - Somerset Learning Platform

Year 6 SATs 2009
Information Evening
Why do we do SATs?
Standard Assessment Tests are designed to
test pupils’ knowledge and understanding of
the Key Stage 2 curriculum. They provide a
snapshot of attainment in:
 English
 Mathematics
 Science
What do SATs tell us?
 SATs
results inform future teachers of
your child’s ability and standard of work
 They also show the teachers which area of
work your child needs to focus on next
 They help the secondary school set
individual targets for your child’s needs
 At the end of Year 6 your child’s teacher
will assess their progress which will also
inform the secondary school.
SATs Levels
 There
is no pass or fail mark
 At the end of Key Stage 2 the average
child will be expected to achieve a level 4
in the tests
 The levels range from level 3 to level 5.
Key Information
It is necessary for ALL children to be in school in
the run up to the tests, when revision is being
 It is very important that ALL children are in
school during SATs week
 The tests cannot be taken at any other time
 If your child is unwell on the morning of a test,
please contact the school immediately.
11th May
12th May
13th May
14th May
Science A
(45 mins)
Short Task
(20 mins)
(10 mins)
Long Task
(45 mins)
(60 mins)
Mathematics Mathematics
Test A
Test B
(45 mins)
(45 mins)
Science B
(45 mins)
(20 mins)
15th May
Children may be asked:
 Describe how an investigation is carried out
 What factors need to be controlled and
 Predict outcomes and present results
 Explain whether evidence is significant, reliable
and valid.
They are also tested on their knowledge of:
Living Things
Physical Processes
•Life processes
•Light and Sound
•Food chains
•Gravity and Forces
•Electricity and Magnetism
•Teeth and Bones
•Earth in Space
•Organs of the
•Thermal conductors
•Liquids, Solids, Gases
•Changing and Separating Materials
Over to you…
Look at the Science Test papers and find
examples of questions that test the
children’s knowledge of:
 Living Things
 Physical Processes
 Materials
Writing Test
 Children have to complete a long and
short task
 Handwriting will be assessed as part of the longer writing
Reading Test
 The test will include different texts such as stories,
poems, explanations, interviews and reports that the
children have to answer questions about.
Spelling Test
 There are 20 words that fit into a text.
Over to you…
 The
spelling test
 Spend
a few minutes looking through the
reading test paper.
There are three maths tests:
 Test A (non-calculator paper)
 Test B (calculator paper)
 Mental Arithmetic
Over to you…
 Mental
Arithmetic Test
 Have a go at the questions on the sheet.
Between Now and Then…
Preparation for the tests is very important
 Class teachers will continue to give practice
tests throughout the coming term
 Children will review their answers, be told their
results and get given tips for improvement
 Homework will support the concepts that will be
needed in the tests, acting as revision.
How can you support your child?
 Help
them revise from their Science
Revision Guides
 Give them quick fire recall tests in
multiplication and division tables
 Visit some good quality websites
eg. BBC Bitesize, My Maths, Kent ICT
 Plan fun activities at the weekend to help
your child relax as they are working hard
at school during the week.
Special Arrangements
 The
school decides on, and makes
appropriate arrangements for children with
learning needs and if this affects your
child, you will be contacted by
Mrs McGrouther.
Any Questions?

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