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Assessment

 

Key Stage Two SATs Tests

Testing begins on Monday 14th May.  The timetable is as follows:

 

Monday - Grammar & Punctuation Test, Spelling Test 

Tuesday - Reading Test

Wednesday - Maths Papers 1 & 2

Thursday - Maths Paper 3

 

Years 2 & 6

The government have brought in some changes to the End of Key Stage tests.  In Key Stage One all children will now be required to sit a Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar test in addition to Reading and Maths.  Writing will continue to be Teacher Assessed.  In Key Stage Two there will no longer be a mental maths test, non-calculator paper and calculator paper in Maths.  Instead the children will sit a short Arithmetic test (focussing on calculation methods - including fractions) and 2 reasoning papers.

 

Useful links for revision:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/revision/index.html

 

Years 1, 3, 4 and 5

Children in these year groups will be teacher assessed throughout the year, with assessments being shared with parents.  The assessment criteria are:

 

Assessment Standard Definition
Currently working below the expected standard   Unable to access objectives relevant to current year group. Accessing programmes of study further than a year below their current year group (e.g. a child in Year 6 who is working on Year 4 objectives or below).
Currently working towards the expected standard Is not yet secure in key objectives from previous year group. Is currently revising previous objectives, alongside some age-related objectives (e.g. a child in Year 6 who is revisiting some Year 5 objectives as well as being introduced to year 6 objectives). There is a chance that they could meet the expected standard by the end of the year.
Currently working at the expected standard Working on objectives appropriate for their age and showing appropriate understanding.
Currently working at greater depth within the expected standard                                                                                                                                           Achieving well within objectives appropriate for their age and are able to apply the skills with confidence in a range of contexts

 

Children in these year groups also take part in GL Assessments which are tests which the school uses to validate teacher assessments.  For information about objectives to be covered in each year group, please click on the GOV.UK link below:

 

 

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