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Y6 SATS meeting

2018 National Curriculum Tests

Monday 14 May     

English grammar, punctuation and spelling Paper 1: questions

English grammar, punctuation and spelling Paper 2: spelling

Tuesday 15 May   

English reading

Wednesday 16 May   

Mathematics Paper 1: arithmetics

Mathematics Paper 2: reasoning

Thursday 17 May        

Mathematics Paper 3: reasoning

 

Overview of 2018 tests

 The KS2 tests consist of:

  • English grammar, punctuation and spelling Paper 1: questions, 45 minutes to answer the questions which are worth 50 marks in total.
  • English grammar, punctuation and spelling Paper 2: 20 spellings
  • English reading.

The English reading test focuses on the comprehension elements of the national curriculum and includes a mixture of text genres. The test is designed so that the texts increase in their level of difficulty. The test consists of a reading booklet and a separate answer booklet. Pupils will have one hour to read the 3 texts in the reading booklet and complete the questions, which are worth 50 marks.

  • mathematics Paper 1: arithmetic .

This paper assesses mathematical calculations. The questions cover calculations involving all 4 operations, including calculations with fractions, decimals and percentages. They also cover long divisions and long multiplications. Pupils will have 30 minutes to answer the questions which are worth 40 marks.

  • mathematics Paper 2: reasoning
  • mathematics Paper 3: reasoning

Papers 2 and 3 assess mathematical fluency, solving mathematical problems and mathematical reasoning. Pupils will have 40 minutes to answer the questions which are worth 35 marks per paper.