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SATs Parents Meeting 27th September 2018

Key stage 2 SATs Meeting for Parents (Rearranged to Thursday 12th October) starting at 6.30pm.

 

We hope to see you there!

Year 6 SATs Tests           

 

Testing arrangements for Year 6 (May 2018.

 

Dates of tests: Monday 14th – 17th May 2018

Test

Date

English reading test (60 mins)

Monday 14th May

English grammar, punctuation and spelling test Paper 1: short answer questions (45 mins)

Paper 2: spelling (15 mins)

Tuesday 15th May

Mathematics Paper 1: arithmetic (30 mins)

Paper 2: reasoning (40 mins)

Wednesday 16th May

Mathematics Paper 3: reasoning (40 mins)

Thursday 17th May

 

 

Writing is assessed continually throughout the spring and summer term and in particular during May and June. It is therefore essential that children do not take holidays during May and June and especially during SATs week (14th to 17th May 2018.)

 

  • KS2 English reading test Monday 14th May 2018

    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.

     

     

     

    KS2 English grammar, punctuation and spelling test Tuesday 15th May 2018

    The grammar, punctuation and spelling test focuses on knowing and applying grammatical terminology with the full range of punctuation tested.

    There are 2 papers:

    • Paper 1: short answer questions

    • Paper 2: spelling

    Paper 1: short answer questions is a combined question and answer booklet. There are no contextual items in the test. Pupils will have 45 minutes to answer the questions which are worth 50 marks in total.

    Paper 2: spelling consists of a test transcript to be read by the test administrator and an answer booklet for pupils to complete 20 missing words. The test is expected to take approximately 15 minutes, but is not strictly timed. The questions are worth 20 marks in total.

     

    KS2 mathematics test Wednesday 16th May and Thursday 17th May 2018

    The mathematics test comprises 2 components, presented to pupils as 3 test papers:

    • Paper 1: arithmetic (Wed 16th May)

    • Paper 2: reasoning (Wed 16th May)

    • Paper 3: reasoning (Thurs 17th May)

     

  • Square grids are provided where pupils need to show their method, in some answer spaces of the arithmetic paper and some of the questions on Paper 2.

    Paper 1: arithmetic assesses basic mathematical calculations. The questions cover straightforward addition and subtraction and more complex calculations with fractions worth 1 mark each. They also cover long divisions and long multiplications worth 2 marks each. Pupils will have 30 minutes to answer the questions which are worth 40 marks.

    Papers 2 and 3 assess mathematical fluency, solving mathematical problems and mathematical reasoning. Pupils will have 40 minutes to complete each test paper worth 35 marks per paper.

     

     

     

    Key stage 2 tests

    KS2 test scripts are marked externally and will be published in July 2018.

    Each pupil registered for the tests will receive:

    • a raw score (number of raw marks awarded)
    • a scaled score
    • confirmation of whether or not they attained the national standard

     

    Scaled Scores

    Scaled scores are used to report national curriculum test outcomes.

    Scaled scores help test results to be reported consistently from one year to the next. National curriculum tests are designed to be as similar as possible year on year, but slight differences in difficulty will occur between years. Scaled scores maintain their meaning over time so that two pupils achieving the same scaled score in different years will have demonstrated the same attainment.

    For the KS2 tests a scaled score of 100 will always represent the ‘expected standard’.

    A pupil’s scaled score will be based on their raw score. The raw score is the total number of marks a pupil receives in a test. The pupil’s raw score will be translated into a scaled score using a conversion table.

     

    Teacher Assessment

    Children will also receive a Teacher Assessment for Reading, Writing, Mathematics and Science

    • Within school we have developed a method to assess what pupils understand and can do in a way that best suits their needs and meets the requirements of KS2 SATs tests and new reporting procedures. We have cross referenced our internal teacher assessment on Target Tracker to the government’s higher expectations. To quality assure teacher assessments and ensure accuracy and consistency teacher assessments are moderated internally and externally with partnership schools. The Local Authority moderated the schools writing Teacher Assessment in May 2016.

     

     

     

    Reporting to Parents

    • Parents will receive a scaled and confirmation of whether or not their child has achieved the national standard and Teacher Assessment based on Interim guidance provided by the Government that takes into account the work the child has done throughout the year.

    • Reports will be sent out by the end of the summer term and a parents evening held to discuss results.

    • Year 6 staff meet with year 7 teachers to provide teacher assessments and additional information about your child. High school will also have access to the scaled scores.

     

     

     

    • Preparation Time Table

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    • The school prepares carefully for these test and in partnership with parents and children ensure that all children do as well as they can. It is also important that during yewar 6 we maintain a broad and balanced curriculum,

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      • Baseline assessment using 2017 SAT papers.

      • Question Level Analysis 2017 SATs

      • Target children who are borderline WTS/HNM and EXS and children in writing who are EXS and GDS

      • Identify children who will achieve 2 subjects at EXS and 1 at WTS/HNM

      • Interventions for target children wef Sept 2017

      • CGP books for all children (10 minute tests) Provided to children in September

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      • SATs (CGP Homework Books - Reduced price for parents) - September

      • Parents SAT meeting (12.10.17) - letter sent early Sept with all info for SATs

      • Moderation internally with SL and entrust consultant and with partner schools

      • Review end of Autumn term 14.12.17 at 1.45 (Review progress to targets and amend action for spring term + targeted curriculum – additional maths, writing, reading and GPS) Priority groups MA and Disadvantaged.

      • Year 6 to use TT ITAFs (Y6 to complete TT but click on ITAF section )

      • Target: To increase the attainment of boys at the high standard particularly in writing and maths and increase attainment of girls at the expected standard and above in maths

        Action: additional group during

     

     

     

    1. How can Parents help?

    2. Support homework policy and contact teacher if there are any problems or you need advice via Home – School Link Book.

    3. Curriculum Information sent to Parents each term.

    4. Purchase study books at reduced rate from schools

    5. Information pack given to parents giving more detail about how you can help.

    6. Published books are useful. Follow instructions carefully. Discuss answers and areas to work on.

    7. Don’t do too much! Despite all our efforts children do become upset/stressed sometimes.

       

       

       

      Further SATs Information to parents

    • Published books are useful. This are available from school at a discounted price (See order form)
    • We will provide all children with 10  minute SATs buster booklets

     

    You may also find the following websites useful:                                                

  • http://www.satspapers.org.uk/Page.aspx?TI

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  • https://www.satscompanion.com

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  • If you have any further questions or concerns please contact your child’s class teacher.

     

     

    Interim National Standard Criteria (2018)

    For Writing (Teacher Assessed)

    Y6 Interim TA outcomes  Key

    This means:

    GDS = Greater depth than expected standard

    Your child is working above the age related expectation for the end of year 6. (Your teacher will advise you whether your child is working significantly above the age related expectation)

    EXS = Expected standard                     

    Your child is working at age related expectation  for the end of year 6 (As a school we have also decided that your child’s teacher will advise you if they are working at the upper age-related expectation)

    WTS = Working towards expected standard

    Your child is working just within age related expectation for the end of year 6

    HNM = Has not met expected standard

    Your child is working below the age related expectation for the end of year 6.

    PKG = pre-key stage growing development;

    Your child is working significantly below the year 6 expectations and the  standard of tests

     

    For Reading and Mathematics (SATs Result and Teacher Assessed)

    Y6 Interim TA outcomes Key

    This means:

    EXS = Expected standard                     

    Your child is working at age related expectation  for the end of year 6 (As a school we have also decided that your child’s teacher will advise you if they are working at the upper age-related expectation or above the age-related expectation)

    HNM = Has not met expected standard

    Your child is working below the age related expectation for the end of year 6.

    PKG = pre-key stage growing development;

    Your child is working significantly below the year 6 expectations and the  standard of tests

     

     

    For Science (Teacher Assessed)

    Y6 Interim TA outcomes Key

    This means:

    EXS = Expected standard                     

    Your child is working at age related expectation  for the end of year 6 (As a school we have also decided that your child’s teacher will advise you if they are working at the upper age-related expectation or above the age-related expectation)

    HNM = Has not met expected standard

    Your child is working below the age related expectation for the end of year 6.

     

     

     

     

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