Welcome to Year 6
PE for Year 6 classes is on Wednesday.
Please make sure that your child wears their active uniform on this day so that they can fully take part in their PE lessons.
Homework and reading books
As the children in Year 6 are reading longer and more complex texts they change their books when they have finished them. It may take a couple of weeks to read a longer chapter book.
Homework and spelling lists are given out to children on a Friday and they should be completed and returned by the following Monday.
Daily Focused Reading (DFR)
Children in Key stage 2 are taught reading through Daily Focused Reading or DFR. This approach allows teachers to explicitly teach particular content domains in depth and ensure understanding. We use a range of quality texts to explore a range of genres and types of literature. DFR is delivered though a daily lesson.
In the summer term of 2019, children in Year 6 will sit their SATs papers.
Children will sit tests in:
- Spelling, punctuation and grammar
These tests will be both set and marked externally, and the results will be used to measure each child’s progress and the school’s performance. Each child’s test result will be used in conjunction with teacher assessment to give a broader picture of their attainment.
Key Stage 2 Reading test
The reading test will be a single paper with questions based on one 800-word text and two passages of 300 words. 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.’
Key Stage 2 grammar, punctuation and spelling test
The grammar, punctuation and spelling test will consist of two parts:
A grammar and punctuation paper short answers, lasting 45 minutes, and
A spelling test of 20 words, lasting around 15 minutes.
The grammar and punctuation test will include 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 maths
Children will sit three papers in maths:
Paper 1: arithmetic, 30 minutes(written)
Papers 2 and 3: mathematical fluency, solving problems and 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:
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.
When will KS2 SATs take place in 2019?
The Year 6 KS2 SATs will be administered in the week commencing 13th May 2019.
Please click the links below to view the Key stage 2 SATs video
In addition to the information above, the DFE has produced some information for parents which can be accessed by clicking the link below