Green Lane Primary Year 6 SATs preparation meeting

Year 6
SATs preparation meeting
Standard Attainment Tests – SATs
Level 5 & 6 aimers in 6PG with
Mr. Goldon
SATs preparation meeting
The point of this presentation:
• Explain what exams your child will be doing
• Show what we do in school in preparation for
• 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.
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.
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
• Targets– being really clear with children about
what will push their levels up
• English, Maths, English, Maths, English,
Highest mark possible?
• Read the question properly – e.g. ‘Circle two…’, ‘Use examples
from the text to explain why…’…
• Use clues from the question
• Check the number of marks available – usually, the
greater the marks, the more is expected in the answer
• Skip and come back to ones that are a challenge
• Pace yourself / finish in the time allowed
• Don’t spend time looking at other people, picking
your nose or doing your hair
• Double check the answer looks right
• Learning behaviour = perfect- work hard in lessons – don’t
distract, ignore others who try to distract, do the homework, listen carefully, ask
questions if unsure…, don’t always wait to be directed (become more
How home can help
• Pounce on them with times tables questions
• Make them read aloud
- to younger children from their own reading book/
- practise in front of the mirror (ENUNCIATE to become a better reader and
speller – pretend to say it like a newsreader)
• – practise questions, check answers using the answer booklet
‘We Love Maths’ school website pages
Class blogs e.g. 6PG
Sleep (early), food, exercise, space, talking time – the
sorts of things you would naturally do!
SATs 2015 - dates
Mon 11th May 2015
Tues 12th May 2015
Wed 13th May 2015
Thurs 14th May 2015
3-5 tests
English – Reading Test (60
English – Grammar,
Punctuation & Spelling Test
Maths – Mental
Mathematics Test (20
mins)Maths – Mathematics
Paper 1 (45 mins NO
6 tests
English – Reading Test (10 +
50 mins)
English – Grammar,
Punctuation & Spelling Test
No level 6 tests timetabled
for this day
Maths – Paper 1 (30 mins:
Maths – Mathematics Paper
NO calculator allowed)Maths
2 (45 mins NO
– Paper 2 (30 mins:
Calculator allowed)

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