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Assessment at St Matthew's
Thank you to all those parents who attended our 'Assessment' information sessions (morning, afternoon or evening session), in autumn 2016.
We were pleased with your feedback and hope you enjoyed it - despite the topic being complicated!
If you need further information (or perhaps you weren't able to come), then we have provided some resources here, which we hope may help you.
The first attachment is the PowerPoint presentation, which provided the basis for our discussions. Sometimes, reading things again can help us to understand the content more deeply, and we hope that this may help.
If you want to know more about why NATIONAL CURRICULUM LEVELS were removed by the government, there is a link here to a really useful explanation on Youtube, by assessment 'expert' Tim Oates. It's a bit 'dry' to watch, but the content is really important - watch the first 6 minutes for all you need to know....Copy and paste this link into your browser ....
SATs are Standard Assessment Tests
When are the tests in 2017?
Key Stage 1: throughout May and June
Key Stage 2: Monday 8th May – Thursday 11th 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!)
Helping at Home
Lots of sleep
A good breakfast
LOTS OF PRAISE AND ENCOURAGEMENT!