Welcome to our SATs page!
Here you will find the links we have given out during the SATs Workshop plus letters and recommended web links for revision!
Year 6 SATs 2018
At the end of Year 6, children will sit tests in:
  • Reading 
  • Maths 
  • Spelling, punctuation and grammar
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.
Key Stage 2 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.’ 
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:
  • Multiple choice 
  • True or false 
  • Constrained questions, e.g. giving the answer to a calculation, drawing a shape or completing a table or chart 
  • Less constrained questions, where children will have to explain their approach for solving a problem.
 
OUR TOP TIPS
  • Revision should be little and often
  • Try to stick to 20 minutes at a time, take regular breaks and ask for help if you are struggling.
  • Ask for help!
  • Whether you are finding work difficult or just want someone to test you or check your understanding, asking for help is really important
  • Rest and relaxation is just as important as revision
  • Make sure you get enough sleep and enjoy some “fun time” every day.
  • Eat well
  • Rewarding yourself with a treat like chocolate or some sweets after working hard is great but remember to have a balanced diet with lots of fresh fruit and vegetables and always try to eat breakfast as this will give you energy throughout the day!
Top tips for parents:
  • Use the study guides to support your child
  • Encourage your child to explain his/her thinking
  • If your child continues to struggle after being given help, tell them to speak to me! I will be happy to provide further help
  • Teach your child good studying habits e.g. working in a quiet place, asking when stuck, taking a break etc   Reward / Praise your child for persisting with the homework
  • Talk through questions with your child.  If the child is confident, you could make the question into a word problem.
 
Here are the following letters and Powerpoints given out so far this term….

/files/Our-school-guide-to-SATs.docx

/files/Tricky-Grammar-PowerPoint.pdf

/files/SATS_revision_guide(1).docx

/files/YEAR_SIX_SPELLINGS.docx

Useful revision weblinks:

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/revision/

http://www.satstestsonline.co.uk/sto_past_papers.aspx

http://www.satspapers.org/mathsKS2SATS.htm

http://www.emaths.co.uk/index.php?option=com_zoo&view=category&layout=category&Itemid=504

Primary National Curriculum – English WordList

Primary National Curriculum – English Spelling

BBC Bitesize KS2 English - http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zv48q6f

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/revision/engindex.html