Year 6 SATs 2016 – A Guide for Parents
8 May 2017 (by admin)
As you know, your child will be taking their SATs tests during the week starting Monday 8th May. Please encourage your child to eat and sleep well this week. Please ensure that your child is in school and punctual throughout this week.
The SATs will test pupils' knowledge and understanding of the Key Stage 2 National Curriculum. All pupils are tested in English (Reading and Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar) and Maths.
All Year 6 pupils across the country take these tests so that the Government can get a clear picture of national primary school performance. The tests inform parents of their child’s progress and also give helpful guidance to the teachers at their new secondary school.
What your Child has to do
Tests take place each morning.
• Monday 8th May:
o Reading Comprehension Test (1 hour)
• Tuesday9th May:
o Grammar and Punctuation Test (45 minutes)
o Spelling Test (20 minutes)
• Wednesday 10th May:
o Maths Paper 1: Arithmetic (30 mins)
o Maths Paper 2: Reasoning (40 mins)
• Thursday 11th May:
o Maths Paper 3: Reasoning (40 mins)
Progress in Writing and Science is assessed by the class teachers.
How are the tests marked?
Reading, Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar, and Maths tests are sent away to be marked by an external examiner.
The writing test will be in the form of an internal teacher assessment. Your child’s teacher will assess different pieces of writing, which will be completed between now and June, against the end-of year expectations to decide whether or not a child has met the expected standard.
Parents will receive a summary of how their child has done in their SATs before the end of this term (July).
We encourage all Year 6 pupils to come to our breakfast club from 8.40 a.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of SATs week. Please note this is for Year 6 children only. We will be offering toast and a choice of drinks.
Please do not hesitate to speak to the Year 6 teachers if you have any other questions or concerns.
You can see examples of the tests your child will take at www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-curriculum-assessments-practice-materials.
More details about the tests can also be found at www.gov.uk/STA.