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SATS INFORMATION

SATs tests have been designed to give a measure of attainment in three subjects areas: 

  • reading 
  • maths 
  • spelling, punctuation and grammar

 

These tests are set and marked externally, and the results are used to measure the school’s performance (for example, through reporting to Ofsted and published league tables). Your child’s marks are used, in conjunction with their teacher's assessment, to give a broad picture of their levels of attainment.

 

TIMETABLE (Monday 10th May - Thursday 13th May 2021)

Monday 10th May 2021

Grammar and Punctuation (45 minutes)

Spelling (20 minutes)

 

Tuesday 11th May 2021

Reading test (60 minutes)

 

Wednesday 12th May 20201

Maths Paper 1: Arithmetic (30 minutes)

Maths Paper 2: Reasoning (30 minutes)

 

Thursday 13th May 2021

Maths Paper 3: Reasoning (30 minutes)

 

RESULTS + SCORING

Results date TBC.

A standardised score of 100+ is equivalent to meeting the expected standard at the end of Year 6 and a score of 110+ is equivalent to working above the expected standard. 

 

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KEY STAGE 2 GRAMMAR, PUNCTUATION AND SPELLING TEST

The grammar, punctuation and spelling test consists of two parts: spelling and grammar and punctuation. The grammar and punctuation test includes two sub-types of questions:

  • Selected response, e.g. ‘Identify the adjectives in the sentence below’ 
  • Constructed response, e.g. ‘Correct/complete/rewrite the sentence below,’ or, ‘The sentence below has an apostrophe missing. Explain why it needs an apostrophe.’ 

 

KEY STAGE 2 READING

The reading test is a single paper with questions based on three passages of text. Your child will have one hour, including reading time, to complete the test. There are a selection of question types, including:

  • Ranking/ordering, e.g. ‘Number the events below to show the order in which they happen in the story’ 
  • Labelling, e.g. ‘Label the text to show the title of the story’ 
  • Find and copy, e.g. ‘Find and copy one word that suggests what the weather is like in the story’ 
  • Short constructed response, e.g. ‘What does the bear eat?’ 
  • Open-ended response, e.g. ‘Look at the sentence that begins Once upon a time. How does the writer increase the tension throughout this paragraph? Explain fully, referring to the text in your answer.’

 

KEY STAGE 2 MATHS

Paper 1 consists of fixed response questions, where children have to give the correct answer to calculations, including long multiplication and division. Papers 2 and 3 will involve a number of question types and require the children to work out what they have to do in order to solve the problems. These are in the for of word problems and cover all topics including shape, space and measures as well as statistics. Question types include:

  • Multiple choice 
  • True or false 
  • Constrained questions, e.g. giving the answer to a calculation, drawing a shape or completing a table or chart 
  • Less constrained questions, where children will have to explain their approach for solving a problem
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