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It is in this year that the children begin to make the transition from working in a junior school style to the method of learning that is commonly employed in senior school. Expectations are high, both academically and socially. The aim is for the child to work to the best of his/her ability and to develop the social skills that include tolerance, good behaviour, respect and the
Year Six Information Evening
• Year Six Blog: www.y6churchlane.posterous.com • Year Six website: www.churchlaneschool.co.uk • Messages for parents on homework sheets • Areas of study booklets • Achievement books
Plan for the evening…
• Projects for after SATs • Key Stage Two SATs Please feel welcome to ask questions at the end of the evening.
Purpose of the evening
• To give information about how SATs are organised • To explain what the SATs involve • To develop an interest in future events in Year Six • To highlight revision material • To have fun!
• Week beginning 15th March • Children need a bike, a helmet and a lock • Cycling homework • Bike MOT • Are the children allowed to cycle to school?
Projects for after SATs
• Grow A Pound Week • Careers Day • Milldale visit • Wistonia University • High School Intake Days • Menai residential • Leaving events
• What effect does the word ‘test’ have on you? • What images are created in your mind?
• The Government expects children to gain a Level 4 in Reading, Writing and Maths by the end of Year Six. • Level Five represents above average achievement • Sub-levels are not reported • Children NEVER fail
• • • • Organisation of Revision Recommended Revision books www.churchlaneschool.co.uk Lots of links at http://sqworl.com/38hj5n
Organisation of SATs
Day of the week Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Lesson One English – Reading comprehension English – Long writing Maths – Paper A Maths – Paper B Science Sampling Paper A Science Sampling Paper B English – Short writing and Spelling Maths – Mental arithmetic paper Lesson Two Lesson Three Lesson Four
• SATs are taken in the hall • Some children work in the ICT Suite with Teaching Assistants
• Science SATs have been discontinued • Teachers’ assessments will be used • Our school is one of 775 across the country to be selected for Science sampling papers (30,000 Year Six pupils) • Children will take the papers on Friday – but no results will be given to school or pupils • We have a statutory requirement to take the test
Test A: Non-calculator paper Worth 40 marks
Test B: Calculator paper Worth 40 marks
Mental Arithmetic Test: Worth 20 marks
Sample of Mental Test
What are the questions about then?
• • • • • • • Fractions, Decimals, Percentages Ratio and Proportion Number work Shape and Space Measures Data handling Probablity
• Worth 50% of total SATs mark • 3, 2 and 1 point questions • In order to score a level 4 you need around 25 out of 50. • Practice in every day reading
Reading test guidance for Children
In this section, there are different types of question for you to answer in different ways. The space for your answer shows you what type of writing is needed. Short answers Several line answers Longer answers Other answers Marks The number in the margin tells you the maximum number of marks for each question.
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15 minutes to read the booklet 45 minutes to answer the questions Refer back to the booklet!
• Short writing and Long writing challenges • Spelling only marked in spelling task • Handwriting only marked in long writing task
Olympic Games Every four years thousands of athletes come together to take part in the Olympic Games. It is one of the ............................................... sporting events in the world. The Games are based on competitions held in Ancient Greece. All ..............................................., across the Greek world, ............................................... during the Games. These were part of a religious ............................................... held to honour the Greek god, Zeus. The ancient Greeks thought it was very important for people to exercise their minds, as well as their ............................................... . The first recorded Games took place ............................................... two and a half thousand years ago. In the nineteenth century the modern Olympics were developed to ............................................... young athletes and to promote peace between different countries. The opening of the Games is ............................................... impressive. The Greek athletes lead the procession into the stadium, as a reminder of the ............................................... Olympics. The other teams ............................................... in alphabetical order.
• Handwriting style - legible, clear and allows the reader to engage with the writing • The size and position of words, letters and joins should be consistent • Judgements made on the basis of the legibility and clarity of the handwriting throughout the longer writing task
The handwriting is legible and shows some features of regularity in size and spacing. However, overall the script is disjointed and uneven.
Overall, the handwriting is regular with some flow and movement. Letters and words are usually appropriate in size and position but there is some variation.
The handwriting is consistent and fluent with letters and words appropriately placed. The handwriting maintains a personal style to engage the reader.
This is your chance to try some real SATs questions!
Short Writing Task
• • • • • 20 minutes Up to 5 minutes planning time Creative Concerned with the way you write VCOP is important
V – Ambitious Vocabulary C – Connectives O – Sentence Openers P – Punctuation These are the ‘dressings’ that are needed to up-level a piece of writing...
Big Writing Games Vocab Round Robin
• Joining sentences together and help paragraphs to flow. • Paragraphs are vital • Helps to reinforce your points. Connective Conundrum
• Makes writing more interesting and varied
• Full stops and capital letters are a must. • Advanced forms of punctuation are important to demonstrate higher order skills.
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45 minutes Up to 10 minutes of planning time VCOP is important Handwriting – Up to 3 marks Long writing task is more concerned with the structure and organisation of writing. • Out of 31!
For the longer task, the strands are organised as follows. Assessment focuses ■ Sentence structure and punctuation – vary sentences for clarity, purpose and effect – write with technical accuracy of syntax and punctuation in phrases, clauses and sentences. ■ Text structure and organisation – organise and present whole texts effectively, sequencing structuring information, ideas and events – construct paragraphs and use cohesion within and between paragraphs. ■ Composition and effect – write imaginative, interesting and thoughtful texts – produce texts which are appropriate to task, reader and purpose.
Can I Stay Up?
In this scene, Joe is desperately trying to persuade his parents that he should be allowed to stay up late to watch TV.
Your task is to continue the play script set out below. Scene 1 Joe: (pleading) Dad, can I stay up to watch something special on the TV tonight? Dad: I don’t know, it depends on what it is … Mum: (coming into the room) … And what time it finishes. Your task is to continue this scene until a decision is reached. Remember that Joe is trying to persuade his
Can I Stay Up?
A scenario of a boy who tries persuading his parents to let him stay up to watch television is described. Opening dialogue between Joe and his parents is given in play script form, providing a model of layout conventions. The task is to continue the scene until the characters come to a decision; it is made clear that the scene involves Joe’s persuasion. The planning sheet offers further support for the development of content and organisation of an ending. Better performances are distinguished by clearly differentiated characters and convincing conversational style, organisational choices that give shape to the discussion together with adaptation of content designed to amuse or engage the reader.
A level 4 answer
Scene 1 Joe: (thinking) Erm, I don’t know. I think it’s 11 or something. Mum: No, that's too late! Dad: Well we don’t know what he wants to watch yet do we Joe: Yer, exactly, Dads right. Mum: Well what is it then? Joe: It a film called Space age. It’s really cool. There’s this man who comes along and steals all the space ships and...... Mum: (butting in) I don’t know, what do you think Steve? Dad: (excitedly) Oh yer, he’s got to watch it, I watched it when I was his age and it’s the most fantastic film I have ever watched! Mum: I know, but he’s got to have a shower at half 6 because he didn’t have one tonight. Dad: or the night before Joe: (pleading) Oh but Mum It won’t be on again and all my friends Mum and Dad let them watch things. Dad: Yes, but were not them are we. Joe: (looking sweet) But Mum, I’ll go to bed early tomorrow night I promise. Mum: (angrily) NO! I think it’s to late and you have to get up early in the morning Joe: (begging) Mum, can I please just watch half of it, Please, Please, Please? Dad: Go on Maxine, let him watch half of it. It’s not rude or scary or anything Mum: Ok, but only half and if you don’t get up at half 6, you will NEVER stay up late again. You hear me. (Jumping up and down) Joe: Oh Yes! Thanks, Mum, Dad. Your the best!!!
A level 5 answer
Joe: It’s the biggest football game of the season, Arsenal are against Manchester United. Mum: I don’t know, those games are on very late. (Making a praying sign.) Joe: Go on I’ll be the only one in the class who didn’t watch it. Dad (frowning): You did watch T.V. last night, you watched that game show. Mum: Your father has got a point, and, in addition, you have your football match and spelling test tomorrow. You want to do well in them don’t you? Joe (thinking): But watching the football tonight would um...er... Help me for my game tomorrow, it’ll give me some tips. Mum (getting up): What about your test Joe, you want to do well in that don’t you. Dad: Yes your education is more important than football, Joe Joe: But football keeps me healthy and just yesterday you said health is more important than anything. Mum (going out of the room): Joe you always watch something, therefore why don’t you forfeit T.V. tonight for watching something tomorrow? Joe: can’t it be the other way round? Dad (exasperated): Joe you’ll just do this tomorrow like you did last night. Mum (coming into the room with a coffee): Joe I have decided that if you watch T.V. tonight you have to wash up for the rest of the week. Dad: No need all this time we’ve been bickering, the match has finished. Joe :(Mortified) Oh no! Mum: Oh well sweetie you can watch the highlights tomorrow but now you can go to bed. Joe :(Accepting defeat)Ok, night mum, night dad. (Joe goes upstairs) Dad: Ha! He fell for it again! Mum: Worked like a charm! (Upstairs in Joe’s bedroom) Joe: Ha! they fell for that trick again! (Joe turns on the T.V. happily and watches the match.)
TOP TIPS FOR SATS
1. Make sure you get enough sleep. 2. Make sure you eat breakfast. 3. Ask your teacher if you are unsure about anything. 4. Revise for them, but have fun doing it! 5. Don’t panic 6. SATs are a way of showing what you know
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