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SATs preparation- how are you tackling it?

Discussion in 'Primary' started by Ezzie, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. Milgod

    Milgod Established commenter

    My thinking too!
    I hope for a letter of some kind. Mine seem to be really good at letter writing. A nice piece of description for the short writing too.

    Of course it might not mean anything at all but knowing some children will do the L6 paper would they really make them both a newspaper report? Probably just optimistic thinking my my part!
  2. minnieminx

    minnieminx New commenter

    Description would be great for short writing for us as well. For long a story continuation would be perfect. Persuasive letter would be ok.

    Both newspaper would seem a bit daft wouldn't it?
  3. I have 12 yr 6's, five will get level 5 for maths, four for reading and I'll be lucky if I get one level 5 for writing! Short of doing it for them ( and even then, I'm not sure if that would work) there's not much else I can do to remedy that!) At least a couple should easily get level 6 for maths and reading!
    OMG. You have 12 children and 5 will get a level 5? PLEASE tell me you're a Year 7 teacher - 1st yr of Secondary?! Any tips? I have the 'Working Towards' group in Yr 6 who have made massive strides - one child has actually achieved a level where she has never done so in her whole school life - So Proud!
  4. CarrieV

    CarrieV Lead commenter

    I have a very strange class! Plus I'm a maths specialist, which helps, I've also taught them for 5 out of their 7 years in primary ( I teach in a small school and taught them in R/1/2 then moved up to KS2 and have taught them this year and last!) basically they HAVE to like maths! 3 of them were level 5's last year ( and they were all level 3's in Year 2 so no surprises there! ) two more were level 4A's at the beginning of the year and are now level 5's.
    We do a lot of investigsting, nrich and bowland maths are great sites. We are set across KS2 for maths, so I have the 3A's and up in my group ( this means I have 28 in my maths group but also means we start at this level and go up as far as we can push it! ) I have a year 4 boy who is currently a 5B, several yr 5's at the same level and they all work well together.
    It's just the luck of the draw I think, this year the boys are very competitive and tis definitely comes out in maths more than any other subject ( and 10 of the 12 year 6's are boys!) Last year I only had 1 level 5 in maths ( mind you, I had 8 girls and 3 boys then!)

  5. Practise papers.
    been working through Easter. Made children come to school in hols. Mean i know, (spoiling my holiday like that!!) : )
  6. Just found those websites myself - fantastic!

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