SATs prep meeting L5 and 6 Oct 2013x

Year 6
SATs preparation meeting
Standard Attainment Tests – SATs
Level 5 & 6 meeting
October 21st 2013
SATs preparation meeting
The point of the meeting:
• Explain what exams your child will be doing
• Talk about what we do in school in
preparation for them
• Discuss what your child needs to do to get
their highest mark
• Suggest ways you can help at home
SATs preparation meeting
The exams your child will be doing
 Level 3 = 9. Level 4 = 11. Level 5 = 13. Level 6 = 15/16 year olds.
• English Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation –
external assessment
• Reading Test – external assessment
• Maths test – external assessment
• Writing – on-going assessment in school
Maths tests
 Two non-calculator papers, Paper 1 and
Paper 2, each lasting 45 minutes
 Mental mathematics test, lasting 20 minutes
 Children’s marks from all three tests are
aggregated to calculate their overall
mathematics level.
Examples link here.
Reading Test
Text Booklet and answer booklet.
 The booklet will contain three or four texts. Increasing in level of
 Before: 15 minutes reading time and 45 minutes to answer the
 Now: one hour to read the texts and complete the questions at their
own pace
 35 to 40 questions (totalling 50 marks).
 The questions are:
 shorter, closed response items (such as multiple choice and matching
 shorter, open response items; and
 longer, open response items that require children to explain and
comment on the texts in order to demonstrate a full understanding.
Questions are worth 1, 2 or 3 marks.
Examples link here.
On-going assessment
in school.
Children are judged
over a period of time
using a range of their
unaided writing.
We use our ‘Red Hot
Writing’ books for this
Level 6
• Even more tests – on the same days
• Most unusual to get L6. Questions are those expected
of 15 and 16 year olds sitting GCSEs
• Emaths Key Stage 3 = ‘Level 4 to 6’ papers useful
• Maths – Algebra, Circles & Pi - ∏
• Reading – Why do you think the author has chosen
these words…? Relating the text to own experiences.
• Often ‘unusual children’ - the ones who have had a
vast range of life experiences well beyond that of the
their peers
School preparation
• Work pitched to what we asses they need
• Target cards – being really clear with children
about what will push their levels up
• English, Maths, English, Maths, English,
Highest mark possible?
Read the question properly
Double check the answer looks right
Finish in the time allowed
Work hard in lessons – don’t distract, ignore
others who try to distract, listen carefully, ask
questions if unsure…
How home can help
• Pounce on them with times tables questions
• Make them read aloud to younger children
from their own reading book/ Kindle, practise
in front of the mirror (ENUNCIATE to become a
better reader and speller!)
• – practise questions, check
answers using the answer booklet
• Sleep, food, exercise, space….

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