SATs Support

SATs Tests for Year 6 pupils will take place between Monday 14th May and Thursday 17th May 2018

In the summer term of 2018, children in Year 2 and Year 6 will take the new style SATs papers first introduced in 2016. These tests in English and maths will reflect the new national curriculum, and are intended to be more rigorous.

At the end of Year 6, children will sit tests in:

  • Reading,
  • Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling,
  • Maths
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.

Government Information Video about SATs Assessments in May 2018

Please click on the picture link to watch the video or select the document below to download the government information leaflet.

 

SATs Timetable

Please refer to the SATs timetable for May 2018 and ensure your child attends school on these days.

Optional SATs Revision Books

In response to requests from parents.

There are a range of books by CGP which are available from Amazon to support your child further with their SATs work.  Please do not feel you are obliged to purchase these books.  They are just a suggestion as some parents have asked teachers for recommendations. 

KS2 Reading

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:
  • Ranking/ordering, e.g. ‘Number the events below to show the order in which they happen in the story’ 

  • Labelling, e.g. ‘Label the text to show the title of the story’ 

  • Find and copy, e.g. ‘Find and copy one word that suggests what the weather is like in the story’ 

  • Short constructed response, e.g. ‘What does the bear eat?’ 
  • Open-ended response, e.g. ‘Look at the sentence that begins Once upon a time. How does the writer increase the tension throughout this paragraph? Explain fully, referring to the text in your answer.’ 

 

Key Stage 2 Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Test

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:
  • Selected response, e.g. ‘Identify the adjectives in the sentence below’ 
  • Constructed response, e.g. ‘Correct/complete/rewrite the sentence below,’ or, ‘The sentence below has an apostrophe missing. Explain why it needs an apostrophe.’

English

Key Stage 2 English Resources

Please click on the picture link to find topic resources to support your child's learning in school.

Key Stage 2 Maths

Children will sit three papers in maths:
  • Paper 1: arithmetic, 30 minutes (written) 
  • Papers 2 and 3: mathematical fluency, solving problems and reasoning, 40 minutes per paper 
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:
  • Less constrained questions, where children will have to explain their approach for solving a problem.
  • Constrained questions, e.g. giving the answer to a calculation, drawing a shape or completing a table or chart 
  • True or false 
  • Multiple choice 

Maths 1

Key Stage 2 Maths Resources

Please click on the picture link to find topic resources to support your child's learning in school.