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to value What are the SATS tests? The end of KS2 assessments are sometimes informally referred to as SATS. SATS week across the country begins on Monday 11th May- Thursday 14th May 2020. Pupils will complete test papers in some of the areas that have to be assessed. Other areas, like writing, are assessed using evidence collected by the teacher over a longer period of time. Pupils will complete SATS test papers in:

- Reading - Grammar, Punctuation & Vocabulary - Spelling - Arithmetic - Mathematical Reasoning 2 papers There will be no additional science sampling this year. WHAT WILL BE ASSESSED? ASSESSED BY TESTS (marked externally) SPaG

READING MATHS Paper 1, short answer questions. ONE PAPER Paper 1, arithmetic

Paper 2, spelling. Reading booklet and associated answer booklet. CONTINUOUS TEACHER ASSESSMENT CONTINUOUS TEACHER ASSESSMENT Paper 2, reasoning Paper 3, reasoning

WRITI NG SCIENCE 2020 SATS: WEEK BEGINNING In the summer term 2020, children at the end of Key Stage 2 will sit their SATs papers. As you may be aware, SATs have been overhauled in both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 to reflect the changes to the National Curriculum, which was introduced from September 2014. New frameworks were released with more adaptions to the assessment process.

THIS WILL BE THE FIFTH COHORT TO SIT THESE NEW STYLE OF SATS. WHY ARE THEY DIFFERENT? As well as reflecting the changes in the new National Curriculum, the new tests were intended to be more rigorous. The tests will cover the same areas: Maths Reading Spelling, punctuation and grammar How do the tests take place?

The tests all take place in normal school time, under test conditions. Pupils will not be allowed to talk to each other during the tests. The completed papers are sent away to be marked externally. Results are returned to school in July. The tests vary in length but last no longer than 60 minutes: - Reading: 60 minutes - Grammar, Punctuation & Vocabulary: 45 minutes - Spelling: Around 15 minutes - Arithmetic: 30 minutes - Mathematical Reasoning: 2 papers of 40 minutes each.

How are the tests graded? The marked tests will provide the following information: - A raw score (i.e. number of marks) - A scaled score (see below) - An indication of whether the national standard has been met. In scaled scores, a score of 100 represents the national standard. The lowest is 80 and the highest is 120. After each test is marked, it will be converted into a scaled score and that will show whether a pupil is working at the national

standard, or above or below it. A pupil will need to achieve a scaled score of 100 to show that they have met the national standard on the test. There are no longer separate tests for higher attaining pupils, but they might expect a scaled score of closer to 110 which would indicate the pupil is working above the expected standard. The 2020 KS2 Maths Tests

National Curriculum Aims The National Curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure: All pupils develop mathematical fluency become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time All pupils can reason mathematically

following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, using mathematical language There is an emphasis on problem-solving throughout, making connections across mathematical ideas and applying knowledge in other subject areas. MATHS 2020 MATHS (marked externally) PAPER 1

Arithmetic - lasts for 30 minutes. 40 marks PAPER 2 Reasoning - lasts for 40 minutes. PAPER 3 Reasoning - lasts for 40 minutes. The tests have questions of 1 and 2 marks and children are given marks for working out if they

finish the task, but get the answer incorrect. The Maths Tests There are three tests: one arithmetic paper and two reasoning papers. Paper 1 (arithmetic) lasts 30 minutes and assesses pupils confidence using methods of calculation as well as fractions, decimals and percentages. It covers curriculum content from all of KS2. Papers 2 & 3 (reasoning) last 40 minutes each and focus on problem solving, fluency and applying mathematical reasoning. Questions cover the following areas (called content domains): - Number and place value - Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division (calculations) - Geometry properties of shapes

- Geometry position and direction - Statistics - Measurement - Algebra - Ratio and proportion - Fractions, decimals and percentages. Questions will increase in difficulty as the paper progresses and not all children will complete the papers. Paper 1

Paper 1 (arithmetic) will be comprised of constructed response questions, presented as context-free calculations. The majority of the arithmetic calculations will be worth one mark, however, two marks will be available for long multiplication and long division.

Papers 2 and 3 Mathematical problems presented in a wide range of formats to ensure children can fully demonstrate mathematical fluency, solving problems and reasoning. Will include both selected response and constructed response questions. Papers 2- 3 Question Formats Formats include: Multiple choice Matching

Truefalse Constrained questions, where children are required to provide a single or best answer. Less constrained questions, where children are required to communicate their approach to evaluating a statement or problem. Questions in Papers 2 and 3 comprise both those presented in context and out of context. Up to 50 per cent of marks across these papers will be set in context. MARKS

58 marks in 2019 61 marks in 2018 57 marks 2017 Was 61 marks in 2016 for expected! Sample arithmetic questions Sample re asoning questions Sample Question 3 Arithmetic Paper

Sample Test Long Multiplication (4 digit x 2 digit) Column? Sample Test Long Multiplication (4 digit x 2 digit) Column? Sample Test Long Division (4 digit 2 digit) Formal Sample Test Long Division (4 digit 2 digit) Formal

Calculating With Fractions Calculating With Fractions READING 2020 PAPER 1 60 minutes There will 35-40 questions of increasing difficulty,

with a selection of question types. This test consists of a reading answer booklet and a separate reading booklet. Pupils will have a total of 1 hour to read the 3 texts in the reading booklet and complete the questions at their own pace. They can approach the test as they choose: e.g. working through one text and answering the questions before

moving on to the next. The least-demanding text will come first with the following texts increasing in level of difficulty. (marked externally) READING SKILLS ASSESSED The most crucial aspects of reading at the end of Key Stage 2 are:- 8 Content domains Accuracy (decoding familiar and unfamiliar words correctly) Fluency (speed and confidence)

Comprehension (drawing meaning from text) Understanding, describing, selecting or retrieving information, events or ideas from texts and using quotation and reference to text. Deducing, inferring or interpreting information, events or ideas from texts. Identifying and commenting on the structure and organization of texts, including grammatical and presentational features at text level. Explaining and commenting on the writers use of language, including grammatical and literary features at word and sentence level. Identifying and commenting on writers purposes and

viewpoints, and the overall effect of the text on the reader. What kind of questions? Ranking/ordering, e.g. Number the events below to show the order in which they happen in the story Labeling, e.g. Label the text to show the title of the story

Other types. Find and copy, e.g. Find and copy one word that suggests what the weather is like in the story. Find and copy a group of words that show. 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.

Explain how the descriptions of the iguanodons in this paragraph support the idea that they were both inoffensive and brutes. Based on what you have read, what does the last paragraph suggest might happen to the explorers next? Reading Marks The paper will be scored out of 50, as it always has been. Note: there will be no extension (i.e. Level 6 equivalent) paper.

28 MARKS EXPECTED IN 2019 28 MARKS FOR EXPECTED IN 2018 26 MARKS IN 2017 SPaG 2020 English - Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar 45 minutes to complete the test, answering PAPER 1 the questions in the test paper. PAPER 2

This component consists of an answer booklet for pupils to complete and a test transcript to be read by the test administrator. Pupils will have approximately 15 minutes to complete the test (not strictly timed), by writing the 20 missing words in the answer booklet. (marked externally) We are preparing the children for the test by giving them spellings that may come up in the test.

An example Domain coverage in the grammar & punctuation test in 2019 paper was: G1: Grammatical terms / word classes 13 marks G2: Functions of sentences 4 marks G3: Combining words, phrases and clauses 7 marks G4: Verb forms, tenses and consistency 5 marks G5: Punctuation 17 marks G6: Vocabulary 5 marks G7: Standard English and formality 2 marks English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling

Sample questions Paper 2 : Spelling An spelling test of 20 words, lasting around 15 minutes. Children have 20 sentences and they have to spell the missing word, as the teacher reads it out. e.g. Dogs can follow the _______ of other animals. There is an ______________ of blackberries at the end of summer. Ellens gold bracelet was her most treasured _______________. SPaG results 36 MARKS FOR EXPECTED IN 2019

38 MARKS FOR EXPECTED IN 2018 36 MARKS FOR EXPECTED IN 2017 43 MARKS IN 2016 WRITING 2020 Focuses on the progress children make throughout the school year, as opposed to a test-day snapshot of what they know. DfE Guidance:- TA provides a rounded judgement that: is based on knowledge of how the pupil has performed over time and in a variety of contexts takes into account strengths and weaknesses of the pupils performance Teachers will assess childrens writing composition. Childrens

results for English writing will be a judgement of their work throughout Year 6. Children's grammar, punctuation and spelling skills will be assessed as part of their writing, but their creativity and writing style will also be evaluated. Schools will moderate their judgements with other local schools and may be moderated by their Local Authorities too. KEY POINTS The National Curriculum does not have levels of attainment, but instead has expectations children are required to meet at each banding

(EXPECTED STANDARD) No level s Scale d Score s 2019 Thresholds for a scaled

score of 100: 58/110 maths 28/50 in reading 36/70 GPS Fly high; Ambition to strive Belief to trust

flourish and fulfil Compassion to care Pride to act Respect to value Home support - Homework is set weekly (MONDAY) for

English and Maths and due in the following MONDAY - Timetables focus each Friday in Maths CHROME BOOKS ROCKSTARS - Reading- we have been promoting this within class and rewards/ incentives are there to encourage reading at home - MyMaths online learning & Timetable Rockstar SPAG.com New online homework/ revision tool

targeting specific topics for children to revise. Parental consent forms given out for us to assign pupils access to this. This Photo by Unknown Author is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND WE RECOMMEND:Early nights and lots of sleep Good attendance Good punctuality Daily organisation- pens/ pencils/ homework

folders. Water bottles PE kits in school A good breakfast LOTS OF PRAISE AND ENCOURAGEMENT! How are we preparing? Teaching focused challenging learning objectives Continuous Assessment Small group teaching and flexibility across sets Focused Maths Lessons Focused Spelling Lessons Focused SPaG Lessons (Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar)

Guided and Independent Reading Writing Assessments carried out regularly Practising previous SATS papers Teaching test techniques and vocabulary Home Learning to support teaching & learning in school Target Setting Mentoring and support small intervention groups Keeping up to date with information provided by the DfE HELPING AT HOME Try not to put pressure on your child. Support with homework and targets that will be discussed at Parents Evening (Nov 2019). Targets are reviewed in class with the

children weekly. Read regularly and discuss a variety of texts not just listening to your child read. Short bursts of mental maths, times tables and problem solving etc. Sample tests papers. Parents can also buy sample papers: cgpbooks.co.uk TheSchoolRun.com REVISION GUIDES PLEASE DO NOT DOWNLOAD AND USE PAST SATs papers as we use these as a tool for teaching/ assessing school.

USEFUL WEBSITES http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/revision/ This is an excellent site, providing revision help for KS2, KS3, KS 4 and KS5. This covers all subjects through activities and tests. http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/revision/index.html Revision pages at Woodlands Junior School. These revision pages support the work they do at Woodlands Junior School. They have been put together for their students to help them with their revision. Included are some sample questions taken from past Key Stage 2 SATs papers, as well as a whole host of interactive tests/quizzes. http://www.valenceprimaryschool.com/ Here you will find this PowerPoint for reference and sample papers for children to

practise. www.mymaths.com Here you will find lessons and practice sheets. www.monstersats.co.uk All the online practice tests we current use Fly high; Ambition to strive Belief to trust flourish and fulfil

Compassion to care Pride to act Respect to value Thank you for joining us this evening. All of the Year 6 team will work extremely hard to

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