Year 6 Attainment and Achievement
At Clover Hill we are passionate about making sure your son or daughter reaches their full potential. Test results are only a tiny part of what we work hard to accomplish.
We are proud to recognise and celebrate that in a wider sense our children achieve so much more – positive attitudes, work ethics, knowledge and understanding of the world, tolerance, respect and good manners. Personal and social development is just as important as academic attainment.
However, the SATs are statutory and we can argue as much as we want against the process but we still have to administer them.
We have 2 choices:
-let the children coast through them, basically prepared
-embrace what we have to cover and achieve so we give them the very best opportunities to succeed.
We, of course, go for the latter.
But to reassure you even more – tests or no tests, what we are covering in class is what we truly believe our children need to develop, to be successful in the future.
We want our Year 6 to develop the very best reading, writing and maths skills alongside a broad and balanced curriculum. We want to set them up with the very best start to their secondary education – as a well rounded, confident individual with excellent basic skills.
We do them no favours if we don’t give them 100%. We are working hard, and have been for over 6 years, to give them all the advantages we can possibly give them.
This is our duty and responsibility and that is what they truly need and deserve!
All of the tests will be carried out in school and organised by myself and Mrs Easton. Following this, they will be sent to be marked by a central agency and then returned shortly before the end of the summer term. Once the results are returned to the school, they will be reported to you as part of your child’s end of year school report.
The way this is done has changed significantly from the national curriculum levels used in the past. They will no longer be given a level.
Your child’s raw score for each test will be converted to a scaled score to allow it to be compared to others’. Scaled scores will normally range between 80 and 120. The scale will be set so that reaching an average score, for example – a score of 100 – will indicate that your child is working at the age related expectations (ARE) for the end of Key Stage 2.
Higher scores indicate more advanced attainment, with lower scores suggesting that your child is working below the age related expectations (ARE) and may need some additional support to catch up with his or her peers.
The scores will be sent out to school, for reading, mathematics, and grammar, punctuation and spelling.
Teacher assessments will be passed on to secondary schools so they can be used in planning for Year 7 teaching.
Written reports are given at the end of the summer term along with your child’s results –their scaled score along with whether they have met or not met ARE in SPAG, reading and mathematics. Writing will be reported as working towards ARE, meeting ARE, or working at a greater depth.
|Monday 14th May|| Paper 1 – Grammar, Punctuation and Vocabulary – 45 min
Paper 2 – Spelling – 15 minutes approximately
|Tuesday 15th May||English Reading – 1 hour|
|Wednesday 16th May|| Paper 1 Maths –Arithmetic – 30 minutes
Paper 2 Maths – Reasoning – 40 minutes
|Thursday 17th May|| Paper 3 Maths –Reasoning – 40 minutes