Assessments & SATs
We baseline children on entry to our school so that we have an accurate starting point. The overwhelming majority of schools do this. The National Curriculum tells the teacher what to teach and the expectations for each year group.
We will inform you every term of where your child is working in Reading, Writing and maths according to Age Related Expectations. Evidence of your child’s attainment is moderated by staff throughout the year to ensure a fair assessment is made.
A Year 6 child sits National Tests (SATs) in May. These tests are provided by, and marked by, an external examining board. For Reading, Spelling, Punctuation, Grammar and maths, results are sent to you when we receive them in July. Writing is graded by teacher assessment.
In May, children sit the following tests:
|English: Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling||Paper 1: Short answer questions|
|English: Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling||Paper 2: Spelling|
|English: Reading||Reading booklet and associated answer booklet|
|Maths:||Paper 1: Arithmetic|
|Maths:||Paper 2: Reasoning|
|Maths:||Paper 3: Reasoning|
Every March, the children sit mock papers with exactly the same conditions as they will experience on the actual week. The purpose of mock week is for the children to become familiar with the exam environment so they are as relaxed and comfortable as possible for the real thing.
The biggest single influence on your child’s SAT marks will be their reading ability. Good readers can read questions quickly and understand what they need to do. Continue to encourage your child to read every day, looking at both fiction and non-fiction. Please also ensure that your child continues to complete their maths and English homework set each week.
The documents below detail the age related expectations for each year group for Maths, Writing and Spelling. There is also the Key Stage 2 Age Related Expectations for Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation and an explanation of the Grammatical terms.
Statutory Assessment results
The year 6 SAT results for the 2022/23 academic year can be found on the GOV.UK website – Department for Education – School performance Tables
The government will not publish KS2 school level data for the 2021 to 2022 academic year.
Department for Education – Compare Schools Site is a website that can be used to compare all schools and colleges.
The documents below detail the age related expectations for each year group for maths, Writing and Spelling. There is also the Key Stage 2 Age Related Expectations for Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation and an explanation of the Grammatical terms.