Learning this half term in class 3
The theme of this half term’s learning is ‘Curbar and Calver during World War II’. Please find your child’s latest class newsletter detailing their learning for the upcoming half term by clicking on the link below:
Please find the curriculum overview for the year for Class 3. Please note that this is subject to change.
Your child will be taking their end of key stage SATs the week beginning 8 May 2017. We hope the information below will help you understand your child’s SATs tests in a little more detail.
What are SAT’s?
SATs (Standard Attainment Tests) take place at the end of year 6 and are designed to test pupils’ knowledge and understanding of the key stage 2 programme of study. All year 6 children across the country are tested in English and Maths and this gives the government a clear picture of what standards look like. It also helps parents compare their child’s progress with children of the same age nationally. This is the second year that a year 6 cohort has been tested on the new curriculum that was introduced in September 2014. Consequently, the testing process has been changed to previous years to account for this.
What will my child have to do?
Monday 8 May: Reading test (60 minutes)
Tuesday 8 May: English grammar, punctuation and spelling test (SPAG)
Paper 1 – short answers (45 minutes)
Paper 2 – spelling (15 minutes)
Wednesday 10 May: Maths tests
Paper 1 – arithmetic (30 minutes)
Paper 2 – reasoning (40 minutes)
Thursday 11 May: Maths tests
Paper 3 – reasoning (40 minutes)
What happens to the tests?
Tests are sent for external marking. Schools usually receive the results in July. Parents will be given a copy of their child’s test results and teacher assessments. The results of the school are used to inform school ‘performance tables’.
What do the results mean?
It is important to understand that children cannot ‘fail’ SATs. The information is used as a snapshot of where children across the country are currently working. Since the removal of the ‘old’ levels, the government has had to think of a new way of measuring attainment. From 2016 onwards, the raw score from each test will be converted into a scaled score and each child will receive an overall result indicating whether or not they have achieved the required standard on the test.
What is meant by ‘scaled scores’?
It is planned that 100 will represent the ‘national standard’. Each pupil’s raw test score will therefore be converted into a score on the scale, either at, above or below 100. The scale will have a lower end point somewhere below 100 and an upper end point above 100. A child who achieves the ‘national standard’ will be judged to have demonstrated sufficient knowledge in the areas assessed by the tests.
In July 2017 for publication of test results, each pupil will receive:
How can I help them at home?
In school, we feel that we will support the children for them to achieve the very best results that they can. We have every confidence in them!
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
Mr Beahan and Miss Gregory
Please find attached the presentation from the parents meeting from April 2017 and the information booklet that accompanied the meeting:
SATs-information-for-parents-KS2-Year-6 – Presentation
KS2 Sats info for parents 2017 – Booklet
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