KS2 Tests (SATs) Ideas
During our coffee morning on Mon 14th January, we spoke about ideas for supporting Year 6 children with SATs revision at home. We also spoke about ways to help Year 5 children get ahead in preparing for these.
Ideas were discussed about supporting reading comprehension; the CGP 10 minutes books for reading seem to be a great resource and I would suggest these if you feel that comprehension is something you want your child to work on, or that they know is an area they struggle with.
Below are some links and suggestions that we feel are useful:
Past Y6 SATs papers - the new curriculum is from 2016 onwards
The mark schemes are good to look at with children so they get an idea of how much/little to write for each type of question. Areas that have needed more work than others in previous year groups are the 2 or 3 mark reading questions and the 2 or 3 mark worded problems in maths.
The old curriculum Year 5 tests can be found here. They may help with the range of question types if you want to do some practice at home with Year 5 children.
Revision booklet suggestions:
CGP KS2 SAT Buster 10-Minute Tests (for the 2019 tests)
We have used some questions from these in school and find that the layout of the questions, the range of questions and texts for the reading paper match SATs well. The fact they are short ‘tests’ is a good way to get regular revision in without being overwhelming.
English Reading (book 1 & 2)
Maths (book 1 & 2)
Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling (book 1 & 2)
CGP also do a range of year 5 books (plus other year groups) that might prove useful for children in Year 5, and booklets with longer KS2 SATs tests to practise.
If you find other resources that have helped your child, please let Miss Chiddy know and we can put these onto this area.
Holiday home learning: To design and make your own miniature Anderson shelter. Below are a few pictures that may give you some inspiration.
If you are unable or do not want to make a shelter, you could draw a detailed diagram, create a booklet explaining how they were built and used, or find your own way of presenting information about Anderson shelters.
Please bring these into school by Friday 9th November.
Remember, you also need to complete your weekly homework activities:
Read your school book on at least 4 different days a week. A parent / guardian needs to sign your reading record. These will be checked by Miss Chiddy or Mrs Nowland every Friday.
Complete your DoodleMaths daily activities (5/6/7 etc. a day) on most days. This will be monitored online.
Learn/practise your weekly spellings (small purple book). This will be checked by a spelling test each Tuesday.
Learn/practise your times tables for the week. This will be checked by a tables test each Monday. The tables to learn are in your home learning book.
You do not have to hand in any written home learning but you can use your home learning book to practise. There is a spelling menu in the front of your book which gives a range of ways you could practise your spellings.