SATs are Standard Assessment Tests
- a snapshot of how your child performs on a particular occasion
- only assessing certain aspects of a subject
- marked against specific criteria
- a ‘summing up’ of a child’s progress at the end of a key stage
- Is on going from entry in school
- Covers all aspects of the curriculum
- Informs our teaching and planning of future activities
- Informs us about your child’s understanding
- Takes different forms (talking about work, marking work, observing children carrying out activities)
- Is matched to ‘Age Related Expectations’ set by the DfE
When are the tests in 2018?
Key Stage 1: throughout May and June
Key Stage 2: Monday 14th May – Thursday 17th May
Children should not go on holiday during these periods, or leading up to the tests.
Children in Year 2 and will be tested in English (reading & writing) & maths) and children in Year 6 will be tested in English (reading, writing, grammar & spelling) and in maths.
PLEASE REMEMBER …All children are individual!
What we should celebrate, as parents and as teachers, is that each individual child has made progress – not necessarily focus on the level a child has attained.
PLEASE RESIST THE URGE TO COMPARE ONE CHILD UNFAVOURABLY WITH ANOTHER
(your own or someone else’s!)
- BBC Bitesize Revision
- SATs Tests Online
- Moon Maths for Tables Practice
- www.stmatthewsceprimary.com class pages or Kids’ Zone
Helping at Home
- Do not put undue pressure on your child.
- Support with homework and targets discussed at Parents’ Evening.
- Read regularly and discuss a variety of texts – not just ‘listening’ to your child read.
- Short bursts of mental maths, times tables and problem solving etc
- Please! DO NOT use the previous test papers as we use them in school as assessment and practice for the children and using the same papers at home makes it difficult for us to prepare the children adequately.
Lots of sleep
A good breakfast
LOTS OF PRAISE AND ENCOURAGEMENT!