Year 6 SATs 2018
SATs Tests for Year 6 pupils will take place between Monday 14th May and Friday 18th May 2018
We will be holding a Parent Information Evening about the SATs tests
on Wednesday 7th March at 3.30 pm in Class 4
During 'SATs' week,' as it is often called, children in Year 6 will over the four days above, sit tests in English reading, English Grammar, punctuation & spelling and maths. There is only one reading paper but 2 spelling, punctuation and grammar papers. In the maths tests, the skills of arithmetic and mathematical reasoning are tested over 2 days.
These tests will be both set and marked externally, and the results will be used to measure your child's progress and the school's performance. Your child’s marks will be used in conjunction with teacher assessment to give a broader picture of their attainment.
The reading test will provisionally be a single paper with questions based on one 800-word text and two passages of 300 words. Your child will have one hour, including reading time, to complete the test.
There will be a selection of question types, including:
The grammar, punctuation and spelling test will consist of two parts: a grammar and punctuation paper requiring short answers, lasting 45 minutes, and an aural spelling test of 20 words, lasting around 15 minutes.
The grammar and punctuation test will include two sub-types of questions:
Children will sit three papers in maths:
Paper 1 will consist of fixed response questions, where children have to give the correct answer to calculations, including long multiplication and division. Papers 2 and 3 will involve a number of question types, including:
Not all children in Year 6 will take science SATs. However, a number of schools will be required to take part in science sampling: a test administered to a selected sample of children thought to be representative of the population as a whole. (Monday 6 to Friday 17 June is the science sampling test period in which your child might sit the tests.) For those who are selected, there will be three papers:
The Year 6 KS2 SATs will be administered in the week commencing 14th May 2018.
The old system of national curriculum levels is now no longer used, after the department of education abolished it in Summer 2015. Instead, children will be given standardised scores. You will be given your child’s score, alongside the average for their school, the local area and nationally. There will also be a ‘performance descriptor’ of the expected standard for Key Stage 2 pupils. The Department for Education is aiming for 85 per cent of children to reach or exceed that standard.
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