Year 6

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Forensic Day

Forensic day was a fantastic experience for all of Year 6. We enjoyed analysing blood spatters, finger prints and foot prints in order to solve a ‘crime.’ In the afternoon, a court room was replicated whereby a judge, barrister and witnesses were brought to the stand for questioning. The decision made was guilty!

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Trewern Residential Trip

Trewern is a residential facility set in spacious grounds. It is situated near the Welsh border town of Hay-on-Wye nestled amongst the Black Mountains.

Visiting groups can take advantage of highly qualified teaching staff to participate in a range of outdoor activities. Alternatively pupils can use Trewern as a base for personal exploration.

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Trewern Outdoor Education Centre Hay-on-Wye. We offer outdoor activity and field study courses to Primary and Secondary schools.

A Trewern Course advances academic, personal and social education. Working in teams, students are presented with challenges relevant to all levels of education, the application of which is not easily demonstrated in the classroom.

We offer schools a way of channelling the curiosity and enthusiasm of students, bringing to life ideas and concepts outside their experience and addressing many of the key skills identified in the National Curriculum.

Key Skills – Adventurous Activities

Students are helped to develop life skills, with an emphasis on achievement and enjoyment. Careful consideration is given to the level of activity presented to groups and safety is paramount.

Please click this link to see previous pictures of our pupils visiting Trewern.

When are the 2017 KS2 SATs tests?

The Year 6 KS2 SATs will be administered in the week commencing 14 May 2018.

The 2018 SATs schedule is as follows:

Monday 14 May 2018 English grammar, punctuation and spelling Paper 1: questions

English grammar, punctuation and spelling Paper 2: spelling

Tuesday 15 May 2018 English reading

Wednesday 16 May 2018 Mathematics Paper 1: arithmetic

Mathematics Paper 2: reasoning

Thursday 17 May 2018 Mathematics Paper 3: reasoning

KS2 SATs papers explained

Key Stage 2 Sats, are taken by 10- and 11-year-olds at the end of Year Six.

The Key Stage 2 tests are used as a measure of school performance.

This year’s Key Stage 2 tests will be more demanding than in previous years and will be based on the new curriculum taught in England since 2014.

Pupils will sit them week beginning 9th May 2016

They include:

English reading (one paper)

English grammar, punctuation and spelling (two papers)

Mathematics (three papers)

How will KS2 SATs be marked?

The previous national curriculum levels have been scrapped, and instead children are 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 expected standard set by the Department for Education (‘NS’ means that the expected standard was not achieved and ‘AS’ means the expected standard was achieved).

The range of scaled scores available for each KS2 test is:

80 (the lowest scaled score that can be awarded)

120 (the highest scaled score)

The expected standard for each test is a scaled score of 100 or more. If a child is awarded a scaled score of 99 or less they won’t have achieved the expected standard in the test.

KS2 Reading

The reading test is 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.’

2016 SpaG Test... Can you beat an 11 year old?

Below please find a copy of the test for Spelling and Grammar that your child sat.  Can you beat an eleven year old?

KS2 English grammar punctuation and spelling paper 1-2

Years 6 40 minutes per day Monday – Spellings received; tested on Friday.Wednesday –English to be returned on FridayThursday – Mathematics to be returned on MondayDaily reading and discussion (20 mins); timetables, spellings.After Christmas, it is likely that the children in year 6 will get extra revision homework during that year, in the lead up to SATs.

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