Holwell Primary School

Holwell Primary School

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  3. Year 6 SATS

Year 6 SATS

 

 

At the end of Year 6, children will sit their Key Stage 2 Statutory Assessments (SATS). They will sit tests in; 

  • Reading
  • Maths
  • Spelling, punctuation and grammar

These tests are both 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 will be used in conjunction with teacher assessment to give a broader picture of their attainment at the end of their time at Holwell Primary School. 

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 will be 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.

Mathematics

Children sit three papers in maths:

  • Paper 1: arithmetic, 30 minutes
  • Papers 2 and 3: reasoning, 40 minutes per paper

Paper 1 will consist 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, including:

  • 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 

Writing

The teachers will extended pieces of writing throughout the academic year. At the end of the year, the children will be awarded an overall attainment grade. 

Websites

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-curriculum-assessments-practice-materials 

https://www.satspapersguide.co.uk/ks2-year-6-sats/ks2-year-6-sats-papers/ 

 

Support and Advice for Parents

Parent Workshop (October 2021) - Click Here to access the presentation.