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Year 6

Welcome to Year 6

Hello from Mr Hardeman, Mr Jones, Mrs Young and Miss Young.

We are looking forward to a great Year 6. 




For this term P.E will be on Tuesday and Fridays and children will need their kit in school on these days.


Sporting Success

Our Year 6 Netball team have started their High 5 Netball League this half term and have played two games so far. The team were very unlucky in their first game against Red Hall. They lost 3-2 but it was a very close match. Big congratulations to Sienna who won Player of the Match. On Monday 27th November, the Netball team had their first big win against Maidensbridge with a result of 16-6. The team were absolutely amazing! A huge well done to Daisie for winning Player of the Match. 


Our Football team have also played their first match of the season, against Church of the Ascension Primary, and after a brilliant performance won 8-2. Well done!


Recreating the Battle of Bosworth

Year 6 cooking

World Book Day

Open the Door @ Straits

Learning the Ukulele

Police Dogs

Year 6 sewing

Well done to our Year 6 Athletics team who competed against other schools and came fourth (out of 10 schools).

 Information about SATs 

The Year 6 KS2 SATs will be administered in the week commencing 13th May 2024-please avoid any holiday absence for this week.

Key Dates

Monday 13th May 2024 English grammar, punctuation and spelling. Paper 1: questions and Paper 2: spelling

Tuesday 14th May 2024 English reading 

Wednesday 15th May 2024 Mathematics Paper 1: arithmetic and Paper 2: reasoning 

Thursday 16th May 2024 Mathematics Paper 3: reasoning

Friday 17th May 2023 Relax!


Since 2016, children in Year 2 and Year 6 have taken the new style of SATs papers. The new-style SATs for English and maths reflect the new national curriculum, and were designed to be more rigorous than previous years' tests. At the end of Year 6, children sit tests in:

  • Reading
  • Maths
  • Spelling, punctuation and grammar


These tests are both set and marked externally, and the results are used to measure the school’s performance (for example, through reporting to Ofsted and published league tables). Your child’s marks will be used in conjunction with teacher assessment to give a broader picture of their attainment.


Key Stage 2 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.’


Key Stage 2 grammar, punctuation and spelling test

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.’


Key Stage 2 maths

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


Assessment and reporting:  

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 

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

  • 80 (the lowest scaled score that can be awarded)
  • 80-99- working below the national expected standard
  • 100- 110 working at the expected standard
  • 111-120 suggests working at a greater depth


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.

Ratio/Proportion revision

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