Alongside the usual maths and English lessons, the children will have science, RE and RHE in the mornings, and all other subjects in the afternoons.
History - journeys.
An examination of key historical journeys, ranging from the Kindertransport in WW2 to Charles Darwin's journey around the Galapagos Islands.
Geography - trade.
Exploring the basics of economics and how and why societies have manufactured and traded items across vast distances.
Music - 'Music and Me', taken from the Charanga scheme.
PE - cricket, athletics and swimming.
Art/ DT - still life and making waistcoats.
The Year 6 KS2 SATs will be administered in the week commencing 9th May 2022.
Monday 9th May 2022
English grammar, punctuation and spelling Paper 1: questions
English grammar, punctuation and spelling Paper 2: spelling
Tuesday 10th May 2022
Wednesday 11th May 2022
Mathematics Paper 1: arithmetic
Mathematics Paper 2: reasoning
Thursday 12th May 2022
Mathematics Paper 3: reasoning
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.’
The grammar, punctuation and spelling test consists 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.’
Children 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