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DIARY DATES

Tuesday 2nd October - Flu Vaccine for reception-Year 5

Friday 5th October @ 14:30 - Grandparents Assembly

Monday 8th October - Harvest Festival @ 9:15 (Produce donations will be greatly received)

Tuesday 11th December @ 14:00 - EYFS Nativity

Wednesday 28th November - Bags2School Collection 

Wednesday 12th December @ 14:00 - KS1 Nativity

Tuesday 18th December @ 14:00 - Christingle Service

Thursday 20th December - School Pantomime Trip

Thursday 20th December - Christmas dinner day 

Friday 21st December - School Closes

Tuesday 8th January - School Opens

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTICES 

A letter is being sent home today with our Y6 pupils regarding applying for a secondary school place. A copy of the letter can be found here.

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Bookclub leaflets have now been sent home. Please ensure any orders are returned to the school office with payment by Friday 28th September.

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There has been a slight change to our menu. The revised menu can be found here. If your child only has a school dinner on certain days, please make sure you check this and alert the office if you need to make any changes to your plan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2016 Key stage assessments 

March 2016 guidance for parents

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/507259/Informationforparents_2016nationalcurriculumtestsattheendofkeystages_1and2_PDFA.pdf

In the summer term of 2016, children in Year 2 and Year 6 will be the first to take the new SATs papers. These tests in English and maths will reflect the new national curriculum, and are intended to be more rigorous. There will also be a completely new marking scheme to replace the existing national curriculum levels.

At the end of Year 6, children will sit tests in:

    • Reading
    • Maths
    • Spelling, punctuation and grammar

These tests will be both set and marked externally, and the results will be 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.

Key stage 2 Reading 

The reading test will be 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.

Key stage 2 Grammar, punctuation and spelling 

The grammar, punctuation and spelling test will consist of two parts: a grammar and punctuation paper requiring short answers, lasting 45 minutes, and an aural 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
    • 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

 

Key stage 2 Science

Not all children in Year 6 will take science SATs. However, a number of schools will be required to take part in science sampling: a test administered to a selected sample of children thought to be representative of the population as a whole. (Monday 6 to Friday 17 June is the science sampling test period in which your child might sit the tests.) For those who are selected, there will be three papers:

    • Biology: 25 minutes, 22 marks
    • Chemistry: 25 minutes, 22 marks
    • Physics: 25 minutes, 22 marks

 

It sounds very intimidating, but these are ‘questions in a physics/chemistry/biology context’, for example:

Biology: ‘Describe the differences in the life cycle of an amphibian and a mammal’

Chemistry: ‘Group a list of materials according to whether they are solid, liquid or gas’

Physics: ‘Predict whether two magnets will attract or repel each other, based on where the poles are facing’

 

When will the Key Stage 2 assessments take place? 

The Year 6 KS2 SATs will be administered in the week commencing 9 May 2016.

 

Are there any sample papers? 

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-curriculum-assessments-2016-sample-materials

Reported to parents on 16.10.15- please click here for the PPT that was shared.