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Timetable from Monday 14th Friday 18th May 2018
Date Activity Time Marks
Monday 14th May 2017 English Grammar, Punctuation and
Spelling Paper 1: Questions
English Grammar, Punctuation and
Spelling Paper 2: Spelling
Tuesday 15th May 2017 English: Reading 1 Hour 50
Wednesday 16th May 2017 Mathematics Paper 1: Arithmetic
Mathematics Paper 2: Reasoning
Thursday 17th May 2017 Mathematics Paper 3: Reasoning 40 minutes 35
Friday 18th May 2018 No tests
There is no science sampling for the 2017 to 2018 academic year. ( A small selection of school will
complete the assessment to assess teaching across the country)
Writing is teacher assessed in June. Moderation with other schools and county moderation will be
completed during June.
Spelling Punctuation and Grammar
English: Grammar, Punctuation and
Part 1 (Punctuation & Grammar Questions) is a notably hard test that contains a series of questions on SPaG topics including:
Nouns, verbs, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, determiners, conjunctions, clauses etc.
Subjunctive verbs, passive and active voices, subordinate clauses etc.
(The use of) capital letters, commas, inverted commas, apostrophes, colons, semi-colons, hyphens etc.
Suffixes, homophones, synonyms and antonyms.
Part 2 (Spelling Test) is unchanged from previous years. Your childs teacher will read 20 sentences from a script with an emphasis on a word that needs to be spelt. Within your childs answer booklet is the same sentence but with a blank space left for them to correctly spell the word.
Year 5/6 Spelling list
100 common error words
Find words the children have not heard of before
Explore prefixes and suffixes, patterns and spelling rules
Past papers 2017
Internet- You tube: Grammaraurus
The 2018 KS2 English Reading SATs paper will be presented in two booklets.
One booklet is the Reading Booklet that contains three separate (unrelated)
reading texts. The second booklet is the Reading Answer Booklet which contains
the questions. The questions are ordered in the same sequence as the texts.
As with previous years, the questions will broadly assess a childs ability to fully
understand the structure, purpose and meaning of a passage of text. The
questions will test a variety of reading comprehension skills including:
Fact retrieval e.g. Name the four types of building detailed within the piece.
Structure and presentation e.g. Why do you think the author choose to present
a table alongside the text?
Inference e.g. Why do you think the author has used the word frozen to
describe the character?
Open-ended questions e.g. Explain how and why the author has chosen to end
the story. Use two examples from the text.
Past paper 2017
Reading tips booklet
Skimming and scanning for
Teacher assessments made during June 2018
Maths Paper 1, known as the Arithmetic paper, contains 40 marks worth of calculation-based
questions. For this paper its essential that your child is comfortable and competant with the following topics:
Fractions (including mixed numbers).
Decimals (including converting fractions into decimals).
Percentages (and how they relate to fractions).
Applying Addition, subtraction, multiplication (long and short) and division (long and short) to ALL of the above. This includes how to apply these operations in order when required (i.e. BODMAS).
Paper 2 and Paper 3 are now known as the Reasoning papers and each contain 35 marks worth of more problem-solving based Maths. Children will need to apply their KS2 Maths skills (as used in Paper 1) to a variety of topics including:
Geometry (including coordinates, rotation, reflection, symmetry etc).
Ratios (and how to interpret them from fractions, percentages etc).
Charts and tables.
Units and measures (including time, temperature, money, weight, volume etc).
Shapes and their properties (including triangles, hexagons and their angles).
www.candomaths.org ArithmeQuiz APP
Past papers 2017
Can Do Maths
How are the results presented and reported?
Children will receive a raw score for each test (their total number of
The raw score will be converted into a scaled score.
The scaled score of 100 or above will show that your child is working at the
expected national standard.
The raw score required to achieve a scaled score of 100 will not be set until
after the SATs tests have been completed.
How are the results presented and reported? Mark Interpretation
< 100 Below Expected
100 At Expected
> 100 Above Expected
99 100 scale score is the
difference of around 5 marks.
What is meant by scaled scores?
It is planned that 100 will always represent the national standard.
Each pupils 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 (a score of 100) will be judged to have demonstrated sufficient knowledge in the areas assessed by the tests.
Reading, Maths, Writing: Working Towards the expected standard or
Working at the expected standard or Working at greater depth within the
Children will be assessed against a collection of performance descriptors
for each subject. These will be continually assessed in class work until the
end of June.
The judgements are no longer a best-fit model. Instead, children must be
achieving all objectives within a band in order to achieve it.
PKG Pre Key Stage
HNM Has not met
EXT Expected Standard
GDS Greater Depth
Rushing to start & rushing to finish.
Not reading questions carefully: 30% of children last year made an error in
reading and maths tests due to misreading a question (tick 2, draw one line
Forgetting to show workings (in Maths).
Knowing how much to write
Spending too long on one question
How can you help?
Timed homework/revision sessions
Check understanding before/after (review/editing time is important)
Encourage them to underline key words/instructions
Dont let them rub things out; they should be able to talk through their
process and explain their mistakes
Encourage them to give opinions with multiple reasons
School was rubbish today because ...
How can you help?
Build confidence and practise weaker areas (e.g. written methods of
calculation, times tables, skim reading, fact finding etc)
Real-life maths skills:
Time what time is it? How long until? How long since?
Money how much? How much more? How much change?
Fractions and Number = 80%
Explaining articulately something theyve learnt in school.
How can you help?
Daily reading and discussion about texts is essential
Focus discussion on language and vocabulary choices by the author I wonder
why the author has used that word? What does that make you think of? Is
that similar to anything else etc
Grammatically correct speech correction
Spellings and Handwriting are of a much higher priority in order to achieve
the expected standard in Writing. Spellings encourage different strategies to
help learn them.
Basic punctuation is essential in order to be working towards in writing.
Simple mistakes should be identified and corrected in all written tasks to
ensure attention to detail and accuracy.
Make sure your child has lots and lots of sleep.
Your child will need a good breakfast every morning or sign them up to breakfast club. I will be at breakfast club every morning!
Make sure they bring a water bottle and an extra snack for break time.
Remind them to try their best and go for it!
Your children will need a good lunch.
Keep your child calm Please dont let them stress or worry about the assessments.
Dont be tempted to do loads of revision the night before or in the morning. Relaxthem and remind them they can do it!
We will provide all equipment
I will be available every morning to answer any questions and relax the children. Please