The Year 6 team hope that all of the children, parents and carers had a wonderful Christmas and New Year break. This half term Year 6 will be exploring Ancient Egypt. Throughout our writing topic the children will be writing a poem, a story and a newspaper report. During maths each group will continue to secure their arithmetic skills and apply the four operations to a reasoning problem. In reading each week will focus on a new text type so that the children are being exposed to a range of genres to prepare them for their assessment weeks.
Autumn Term 2
This half term the Year 6 children will be learning all about a local study. The main focus of this study will be learning about Dovedale -Ilam. As part of their topic the children will be visiting Dovedale, working with a map reader and finally showcasing all their hard work with an end of topic quiz. The children will be learning all about the geographical features of Dovedale and they will also be learning about how to accurately read a map.
The new Year 6 children have definitely impressed the Year 6 team in their first week back. They have been very busy already learning all about their new groups and their new exciting World War 2 topic. Over this half term they will be learning all about WW2 and how it helped shape Britain as we know it today. In Mathematics and Reading, each group will be precision taught by one of the Year 6 team. If parents/carers have any questions please come and speak to a member of the Year 6 team
(Miss Morgan, Mr Wibberley, Mr Lander, Miss Smith and Miss Campbell)
SATs 2019-2020 - Parent Guide
Courtesy of https://www.theschoolrun.com/ks2-sats-in-2020
The reading test is a single paper with questions based on three passages of text. Your child will have one hour, including reading time, to complete the test.
There will be a selection of question types, including:
The grammar, punctuation and spelling test consists of two parts: a grammar and punctuation paper requiring short answers, lasting 45 minutes, and an aural spelling test of 20 words, lasting around 15 minutes.
The grammar and punctuation test will include two sub-types of questions:
Children sit three papers in maths:
Paper 1 will consist of fixed response questions, where children have to give the correct answer to calculations, including long multiplication and division. Papers 2 and 3 will involve a number of question types, including:
Not all children in Year 6 will take science SATs. In selected years (including 2020) a number of schools (approximately 1900) are required to take part in science sampling, a test administered to a selected sample of children thought to be representative of the population as a whole. Schools selected for science sampling will administer the tests during the two-week period starting on Monday 8 June 2020.
For those who are selected, there will be three papers:
Each paper will take a maximum of 25 minutes to complete.
It sounds very intimidating, but these are ‘questions in a physics/chemistry/biology context’, for example:
Biology: ‘Describe the differences in the life cycle of an amphibian and a mammal’
Chemistry: ‘Group a list of materials according to whether they are solid, liquid or gas’
Physics: ‘Predict whether two magnets will attract or repel each other, based on where the poles are facing’
The Year 6 KS2 SATs will be administered in the week commencing 11 May 2020.
Monday 11 May 2020
English grammar, punctuation and spelling Paper 1: questions
English grammar, punctuation and spelling Paper 2: spelling
Tuesday 12 May 2020
Wednesday 13 May 2020
Mathematics Paper 1: arithmetic
Mathematics Paper 2: reasoning
Thursday 14 May 2020
Mathematics Paper 3: reasoning
How will Key Stage 2 SATs be marked?
You will be given your child’s scaled score and whether they have reached the expected standard set by the Department for Education (‘NS’ means that the expected standard was not achieved and ‘AS’ means the expected standard was achieved).
The range of scaled scores available for each KS2 test is:
The expected standard for each test is a scaled score of 100 or more. If a child is awarded a scaled score of 99 or less they won't have achieved the expected standard in the test.