SATS 2019

SATS 2019

Year 6 SATS take place during the week commencing 13th May 2019

If your child is in Year 6 during 2018-19, they will take the end of KS2 assessments.


Scaled Scores

On publication of the test results in July 2019.

*A child awarded a scaled score of 100 is judged to have met the ‘national standard’ in the area judged by the test.

*A child awarded a scaled score of more than 110 is judged to have exceeded the national standard and demonstrated a higher than expected knowledge of the curriculum for their age.

*A child awarded a scaled score of less than 100 is judged to have not yet met the national standard and performed below expectation for their age.

The Tests

*Key Stage 2 SATs take place nationally in the week commencing 13th May 2019.

Monday 13th May          English grammar, punctuation and spelling papers 1 and 2

Tuesday 14th May          English reading

Wednesday 15th May    Mathematics papers 1 and 2

Thursday 16th May        Mathematics paper 3

*All tests are externally marked.

*Writing will be ‘Teacher Assessed’ internally, as in recent years.


How to help your child

Ensure your child has good attendance – every day counts – every day matters – every day new learning opportunities.

*First and foremost, support and reassure your child that there is nothing to worry about and they should always just try their best. Praise and encourage!

*Ensure your child has the best possible attendance at school.

*Support your child with any homework tasks.

*Reading, spelling and arithmetic (e.g. times tables) are always good to practise.

*Talk to your child about what they have learnt at school and what book(s) they are reading (the character, the plot, their opinion).

*Make sure your child has a good sleep and healthy breakfast every morning!  School will host breakfast club for Y6 during SATS week.


How to help with reading

*Listening to your child read can take many forms.

*First and foremost, focus developing an enjoyment and love of reading.

*Enjoy stories together – reading stories to your child at KS1 and KS2 is equally as important as listening to your child read.

*Read a little at a time but often, rather than rarely but for long periods of time!

*Talk about the story before, during and afterwards – discuss the plot, the characters, their feelings and actions, how it makes you feel, predict what will happen and encourage your child to have their own opinions.

*Look up definitions of words together – you could use a dictionary, the internet or an app on a phone or tablet.

*All reading is valuable – it doesn’t have to be just stories. Reading can involve anything from fiction and non-fiction, poetry, newspapers, magazines, football programmes, TV guides.

*Visit the local library – it’s free!


How to help with writing and spelling, punctuation and grammar

*Practise and learn spelling lists – make it fun! – Ask in school if you would like a copy of our spelling lists.

*Encourage opportunities for writing such as letters to family or friends, shopping lists, notes or reminders, stories or poems.

*Write together – be a good role model for writing.

*Encourage use of a dictionary to check spelling and a thesaurus to find synonyms and expand vocabulary

*Allow your child to use a computer for word processing, which will allow for editing and correcting of errors without lots of crossing out.

*Remember that good readers become good writers! Identify good writing features when reading (e.g. vocabulary, sentence structure, punctuation).

*Show your appreciation: praise and encourage, even for small successes!


How to help with maths

*Play times tables games

*Play mental maths games including counting in different amounts, forwards and backwards

*Encourage opportunities for telling the time

*Encourage opportunities for counting coins and money; finding amounts or calculating change when shopping

*Look for numbers on street signs, car registrations and anywhere else!

*Look for examples of 2D and 3D shapes around the home

*Identify, weigh or measure quantities and amounts in the kitchen or in recipes

*Play games involving numbers or logic, such as dominoes, card games, darts or chess

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