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1 The National Tests SATS are the national tests in Literacy and Numeracy for children at the end of Years 2, 6 and 9. Schools are required to use these tests to get a picture of how well their pupils are doing in each subject, compared to children at other schools nationally. Your child's final outcome will be arrived at through teacher assessment as this gives a more accurate picture of how your child is progressing overall. All assessments that take place throughout the year inform teachers' planning to ensure the individual needs of the children are being met. 28/05/03 13:05 1

2 SATS General Information SATS are held during May. Children sit the tests before lunch and normal curriculum activities continue in the afternoon. Please make sure that you do not plan any activities that may result in you taking your child out of school during the SATS week. SATS are part of the ongoing assessment process. At the end of the year class teachers will use the results to inform/confirm their final judgements. 28/05/03 13:11 2

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4 SAT Tests The new tests consist of: English reading Paper 1: combined reading prompt and answer booklet English reading Paper 2: reading booklet and reading answer booklet English grammar, punctuation and spelling Paper 1: spelling English grammar, punctuation and spelling Paper 2: questions Mathematics Paper 1: arithmetic Mathematics Paper 2: reasoning There is no separate test based assessment of writing, this is done through teacher assessment. 28/05/03 13:11 4

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6 Reading input in the curriculum Whole class shared reading comprehension - practice in reading, understanding and finding the answer within the text. Opportunity 1 x weekly to practice these skills in group work. Small guided reading session - opportunity to develop and use key reading strategies, answering questions about a text and time for teacher assessment. Individual reading - time to practice and address any specific issues. Reading for enjoyment - Exposure to a wide range of text types. Class story read to the children. Reading to broaden subject knowledge across the whole curriculum - e.g. reading scientific books Sep 26 11:05 6

7 Please do not underestimate the importance of reading to your child on a regular basis. The benefits are enormous and all children love being read to. It exposes the children to a rich and varied vocabulary. It also gives them the opportunity to hear a wide range of exciting texts. It is also extremely powerful to read in front of your child. Nov 18 09:51 7

8 KS1 English reading test The new reading test has a greater emphasis on the comprehension elements of the new curriculum. There are 2 reading papers, one with the texts and questions combined and one with more challenging texts with the questions in a separate booklet. Both papers must be administered to all pupils. Paper 1 consists of a combined reading prompt and answer booklet. It is expected that the test will take approximately 30 minutes to complete but it is not strictly timed. Paper 2 consists of a reading answer booklet and a separate reading booklet. It is expected that the test will take approximately 40 minutes to complete but it is not strictly timed. Sep 26 11:15 8

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23 KS1 English grammar, punctuation and spelling test The new grammar, punctuation and spelling test has an emphasis on technical aspects of grammar. There are 2 papers, Paper 1: spelling answer booklet to complete 20 missing words. 15 minutes but not strictly timed. Paper 2: questions focusing on pupils' knowledge of grammar, punctuation and vocabulary 20 minutes but not strictly timed. Nov 16 11:13 23

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31 Writing The written task has been removed and writing will instead be assessed through teacher assessment. Oct 2 18:51 31

32 Writing input in the curriculum During the year we cover a wide range of genre, from stories and poems to reports and instruction writing Children are introduced to the features of each genre e.g. story opener, chronological ordering, rhyming etc. Children are encouraged to write in full sentences and use a range of punctuation. It is important for children to check their work for sense, begin to edit and improve own work and to use language appropriate to genre. Children are reminded to use learnt words and spelling patterns within their writing. Sep 26 13:51 32

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34 KS1 Mathematics Tests In mathematics at KS1, an arithmetic test has been introduced. There are two papers, Paper 1: arithmetic Paper 2: reasoning. Oct 2 18:51 34

35 Numeracy SATS Papers It is not a reading test and children are fully supported with reading the questions. Definitions can not be given and it is important that children understand the mathematical vocabulary. In January children will start to be exposed to practice SATS materials and will become very used to answering questions in the set format. Children have plenty of time to complete the test. Sep 26 14:49 35

36 KS1 Mathematics tests Paper 1: arithmetic assesses pupils confidence and mathematical fluency with whole numbers, place value and counting. The test consists of a single test paper. It is expected that the test will take approximately 20 minutes to complete but it is not strictly timed. Some items in the arithmetic test have grids in the answer spaces or working out spaces. The grids are there for questions where the pupils may benefit from using more formal methods for calculations. Oct 2 18:51 36

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44 KS1 Mathematics tests Paper 2: reasoning assesses pupils mathematical fluency, problem solving and reasoning skills. This test consists of a single test paper. It is expected that the reasoning paper will take approximately 35 minutes to complete but it is not strictly timed. The paper includes a practice question and 5 aural questions. After the aural questions, the time for the remainder of the paper should be approximately 30 minutes. Oct 2 18:51 44

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46 Look at the ladybirds. How many ladybirds are there? Write your answer in the box. Nov 17 09:32 46

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55 Calculation policy If you are unsure how to help your children at home with numeracy or do not know what methods of calculations your child has been introduced to our calculation policy can be found on the school oli.kingston.sch.uk then click on policies then curriculum. Feb 20 17:36 55

56 Important Points to Remember Year 2 is a very demanding year. Children are becoming used to a much faster pace of work and a more formal curriculum. They will be tired when they get home! At home short regular sessions of homework are far more beneficial than longer sessions once a week. Children are given the opportunity to practice for the SATS papers at school. There is no need to buy or ask your child to complete any other work. Work sent home by your class teacher, in conjunction with class work, will be enough to prepare your child for the SATS in May. Year 2 children as still very young and it is important are seen by them as just a part of normal assessment procedures. Oct 8 18:22 56

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