SATs will begin on the 8th May for two weeks. The tests will be spread out to cause as less stress to the children as possible. The children will be completing SATs papers in Reading, Maths (Arithmetic and Problem Solving) and SPaG (Spelling and Grammar). It is important that you support your child through this experience by making sure they get enough sleep, a good breakfast and talk to them about their feelings about each of the tests. If your child is unhappy or stressed about the tests, please let Mrs King or Miss Harrison know. You can support your child with some simple activities listed below.
Please remember to read with your children every night, even if it's a couple of pages. Ask your child questions about the text to help their understanding.
Why did the character do that?
What did the character want to do?
Would you have done the same thing?
Why is it important the character went _______?
Are there any words you didn't understand?
Do you know what ________ means?
It is essential the children can write sentences with capital letters and full stops. Handwriting must be neat and we are now learning how to join letters together. We have also been learning about conjunctions (and but so because) and noun phrases (big blue butterfly). If you could encourage your child to write about experiences at home, it will benefit their learning.
Children need to be secure in their understanding of tens and units as this can be used when calculating. The children have been learning different methods to help them add, subtract, multiply and divide. Ask your child about the maths vocabulary that they have been learning. If you could practise counting in twos, fives and tens, the children will be more confident in their work.
Maths and Literacy homework are given on a Monday it must be handed in on Wednesday. Spelling homework is given on a Friday and tested the following Friday. We ask that the children practise their spelling every night and you check them.