Case Studies from some of our higher performing schools
Key Stage 2 SATS
The Perfect Mock Cycle
Here is a copy of the test developers framework which you might find useful.
Ratio and Proportion is an important topic in the new national curriculum. This PowerPoint produced by our central team can be used to support staff cpd. Click here.
The importance of the arithmetic paper cannot be understated. The following chart shows the correlation between high arithmetic scores for our schools and number of students reaching expected standard.
At school level, this can also be illustrated. The students in red did not make expected standard overall. A minimum of 30 marks out of 40 might be a good benchmark to aim for with ALL students.
Resource to support the Arithmetic Paper
3-2-1 Arithmetic Progress Tracker
This package is designed to support the practice of arithmetic for year 6 students in preparation for the new arithmetic test within year 6 SATS 2016. Each video is carefully timed to reflect the demand of each question.
Guidance document - click here
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Infinite Arithmetic Papers
The ultimate arithmetic practice homework tool. Generate an infinite supply of written arithmetic papers with answer file included. You can even work on the the files electronically with students and they will self mark! Questions can be filtered by year group so that students from year 3 can begin preparation towards this element of the KS2 assessment.
Big Maths Resources
Bar Model Starter Worksheets
These worksheets can be used to help develop the use of bar modelling on old SATS questions.Use this workbook designed by the NCETM to develop bar modelling as a powerful problem solving technique across your whole school. BASIC TRAINING AND TEACHER NOTES
1) Formal Test
The first important step is to complete a formal mock exam before Christmas. We have requested that you use the 2016 papers.
2) Identify the Gaps
Once completed and marked use the following tracker to identify whole class needs and individual intervention plans. Click here
3) Share the information
Generate individualised reports for each of your students and keep a record in school for intervention teachers. We highly recommend that parents are given the opportunity to engage in this process. AET will also perfrom an analysis and will show you how well your learners are preforming relative to all other students in AET with the same starting point.
4) Hot interventions
If whole class gaps have been identified, it is important that the teacher looks to tackle these issues. If specific year 6 objectives are a problem, it would be sensible to make use of the stage 6 AET curriculum to support the delivery of key lessons. We recommend that each student has a folder where they store practice tests, personalised reports and key intervention work that has taken place.
These booster booklets using old SATS questions from 2000 to 2007 have been organised to reflect the new test framework and are a good source of content for either class or individual one to one sessions. Each booster code links to those on the test framework and tracker above.
5) Cold Interventions
Engaging parental support and promoting homework are key ways of ensuring that students are improving on their gaps once school based support has been completed. www.methodmaths.com is ideal for this as you can monitor progress remotely. It now has further topic sets that mirror the booklets above and all content is marked online and easy for teachers to monitor.
Students should be held to account for completing key topic areas that cover their identified weaknesses. This should take place a few weeks after a specific intervention has taken place. Homework clubs could be set up where learners have limited access to the internet.
6) Monitor the Impact
It is worth students completing the original tests again online to complete the cycle and this sets them up for the next mock which will take place in the Spring using the 2016 test papers. You should aim to keep track of what interventions have taken place and the evidence that students have shown of improvement.
Here is another set of topic based worksheets with supporting YouTube videos.
Emaths have produced a set of 8 reasoning and 8 arithmetic papers which mirror the original DFE practice tests. Please find them here
Reflections on 2016 SATS exams
What can you learn about the performance of your own students? Use these instructions to collect question level data on the 2016 cohort.
Some articles that outline strategies to implement for 2017.
This document will show you how marks from the 2016 test papers are distributed across the age range and curriculum strands. You can also use this analysis to identify any topics that have yet to be formally assessed within the new examination structure.