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Year 6 SATS Information

Y6 SATS Information

Towards the end of Year Six, ten and eleven year olds all over the country take national curriculum tests in English reading, English grammar, punctuation and spelling and mathematics. Their class teacher also assesses them in writing. This helps measure the progress pupils have made and identify if they need additional support in a certain area.

In October 2018, a parents’ information evening was held for the parents of children currently in Year Six. During this session, lots of useful information was given to parents and the PowerPoint and leaflets, which were given out on the evening, can be downloaded below.

Preparation

The majority of preparation for these tests takes place during everyday lessons; therefore, in order to reach their full potential, it is vital that children are in school, on time, every single day.

In school, we are offering after school boosters on a Wednesday evening, from 3:30pm-4:15pm; if your child is required to attend, we will send a letter home to let you know. There is also lots of fun games and activities you can play at home, to support your child.

Mathematics:

BBC Bitesize: This is useful if you are struggling with a particular area of Mathematics; it has fun videos and explanations to help you understand.

Hit the Button: This fun game helps improve rapid recall of times tables – a vital life skill.

Daily 10: A series of quick-fire mental mathematics questions, covering all areas of the curriculum.

Year Six Maths: Questions from every area of the curriculum that increase in difficulty the more you get correct.

Mental Maths: Use all your mental maths skills to escape the bio-rods in this exciting Mission 2100 game.

Guess My Number: Can you work out these mental maths problems? Lots of questions to get your brain cells working.

 

Spelling:

BBC Bitesize: Videos which explain every rule in the KS2 spelling curriculum.

Spelling Frame: A spelling game where every word from the KS2 spelling curriculum is included.

Spooky Spellings: This spelling game uses the words listed in the national curriculum as being ‘Common Exception Words’ or tricky words.

Prefixes and Suffixes: A game where you need to choose prefixes and suffixes to make a new word.

Look, Cover, Write and Check: A look, cover, write and check spelling site where you can test yourself on high frequency words, spelling patters, tricky words or enter your own words to easily test your knowledge.

 

Grammar and Punctuation:

BBC Bitesize: This is useful if you are struggling with a particular area of grammar or punctuation; it has fun videos and explanations to help you understand.

Grammarsaurus and Grammaroplois: A selection of fun videos, which explain tricky grammar concepts in an interesting and meaningful way.

Trapped-Punctuation: Three punctuation games where you need to punctuated paragraphs and sentences to gain the Key of Freedom to escape from the tower.

Word Types: This site is quite a challenge as you have to spot different types of words, like prepositions and adverbs in action and highlight them.

SATS Quizzes: Questions from past papers, which are marked in real time.

 

Reading:

BBC Bitesize: This is useful if you are struggling with a particular area of reading; it has fun videos and explanations to help you understand.

Deduction-Trapped: Play deductive reasoning games and escape from the tower. You need to read the passage of the book and see what you can find out from it.

Finding Information: A spooky literacy game about finding information.

Deduction: A game where you need to use your deduction skills to read and follow instructions to make journeys on a map.

Non-Fiction Game: A game where you need to select an appropriate title, text and picture to suit three non-fiction types of writing.

Reading Comprehension: A large selection of interactive, self-checking reading comprehension activities.

Poetry Comprehension: Learn about important English terms by answering the questions, moving on to the next verse and completing as many tasks as you can.

Read Theory: In these reading comprehension exercises, students read a short story and then answer questions about details in the story.

 

Writing:

BBC Bitesize (Creative Writing): This is useful if you are struggling with a particular area of story writing; it has fun videos and explanations to help you understand.

BBC Bitesize (Language): This is useful if you are struggling with a particular aspect of language; it has fun videos and explanations to help you understand.

Creepy Verbs and Adverbs: Transform a boring horror story into a bestseller by selecting effective verbs and adverbs to increase its impact and make it more exciting.

Points of View Newspaper Report: Read and listen to two witness reports of a skateboarding accident and learn about how journalists structure newspaper reports and use verbs, adverbial phrases and pronouns to create an effect.

Paragraphs: A game where you need to choose the text with the correct paragraphs.

Story Planning: An English game which shows the importance of using the right words for your story. You need to choose suitable words to match the theme.

 

2019 Timetable

SATS week commences on Monday 13th May 2019. During this week, we will be offering breakfast club to all children in Year Six to help ensure they have the best possible start to the day. It is imperative that no holidays are booked during this time. If your child is ill, then they can take the test up to 5 days after the specified date; however, this is only in exceptional circumstances.

Monday 13th May 2019

Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar-Paper 1

Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar-Paper 2

Tuesday 14th May 2019

English Reading

Wednesday 15th May 2019

Maths Paper 1 (Arithmetic)

Maths Paper 2 (Reasoning)

Thursday 16th May 2019

Maths Paper 3 (Reasoning)

 

2018 Results

Children reaching the Expected Standard (Age Related Expectation) or Above

KS1

Reading

Writing

Maths

ARE+

56%

53%

60%

GDS

14%

5%

11%

 

KS2

Reading

Writing

GPS

Mathematics

ARE +

38%

16%

35%

29%

GDS

7%

0%

7%

2%

Average scaled scores

96

 

97

94