SATS

SATs Evening Re-cap

Although the SAT’s tests are challenging, the good news is that the majority of children can achieve the expected level, and rise to the challenge. Through encouragement and preparation, you will be amazed at the progress your children can make.

Arithmetic Tests

Although these may cause anxiety because of the speed required, children can pick up the methods very quickly with practice. It is also a fantastic opportunity for EASY marks. So, if your child struggles with reasoning, help them to become more confident in their written arithmetic so that they can gain extra marks on this paper. 40 marks are available, and can really boost a child’s score up to 100! 

Reading

Reading at home will not only improve your child’s reading age and comprehension, but will also help their Maths, Writing and SPAG. We cannot stress enough how important Reading is for your child. At Trevelyan your child takes part in the Accelerated Reading Scheme, which you should have a parent log in for. This scheme not only directs your child to books that will rapidly improve their reading age, but also calculates how many minutes your child is reading for. It is recommended that your child reads for 30 mins a day at the very least, but 45 mins to an hour would be more beneficial.

To support your child further, we will now be starting our Maths and English booster sessions, both in school and afterschool by invitation. In addition, for pupils that may benefit, we have also given them a Maths Buddy. The buddy is an older student who will support your child and help their confidence throughout their SAT’s journey.

The primary purpose of all of this support is to ensure that your child is ‘Secondary School Ready’, the phrase used by the Government, to make sure that pupils are able to keep up with the new demands and pace of year 7 through to their GCSE’s. We wish to do this through kind support and encouragement, and we will do our absolute best to ensure that through preparation, your children do not become stressed and anxious.

We hope that you found the SAT’s evening useful and if you have any questions at all please do not hesitate to ask.

Kind regards

Miss K. Lane

Assistant Headteacher

Click on the link to view the Parent information presented at the recent SATs Evening.

Key Information

This is a presentation with some key information from Rising Stars

How will Key Stage 2 SATs be marked?

The previous national curriculum levels have been scrapped, and instead children will be given scaled scores. You will be given your child’s raw score (the actual number of marks they get), alongside their scaled score and whether they have reached the national average. The score needed to reach the national average has yet to be announced.

Are there any practice papers for 2017 SATs?

The DfE has released one set of sample papers for the new SATs.

Are there any instructional videos?

Instructional videos are available here.