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Year 2 SATs spelling test

Discussion in 'Primary' started by indigo987, May 18, 2011.

  1. indigo987

    indigo987 New commenter

    Just setting myself up for tomorrow and remembered all my phonics displays - a list of different sounds in groups and an alphabet. I took down my key words and covered things up for the writing paper, do I need to do this for the spelling test - obviously I have covered up the key words. The book is pretty vague, it just says " children should work without access to materials that could give them an unfair advantage".
    Reading that again, I think that probably covers the sound displays, but shall I also take down my alphabet tomorrow morning? What do other Y2 teachers do?
     
  2. indigo987

    indigo987 New commenter

    Just setting myself up for tomorrow and remembered all my phonics displays - a list of different sounds in groups and an alphabet. I took down my key words and covered things up for the writing paper, do I need to do this for the spelling test - obviously I have covered up the key words. The book is pretty vague, it just says " children should work without access to materials that could give them an unfair advantage".
    Reading that again, I think that probably covers the sound displays, but shall I also take down my alphabet tomorrow morning? What do other Y2 teachers do?
     
  3. The Red Heron

    The Red Heron New commenter

    I genuinely think any kid who uses the environment around them should be congratulated actually-Ive always thought it ridiculous that we have to take things down in KS1
     
  4. We don't take anything down.
     
  5. I don't take anything down either.
     
  6. mystery10

    mystery10 Occasional commenter

    Do all year 2s tomorrow across the country do a spelling test?
     
  7. Msz

    Msz Established commenter

    No mine did it weeks ago

     
  8. We did it back in February!
     
  9. Msz

    Msz Established commenter

    The KS1 spelling test mark (out of a possible 7) is added to the 2 writing test marks
     
  10. Msz

    Msz Established commenter

    The words in both the 2007 and 2009 tests are fully decodable
     
  11. Msz

    Msz Established commenter

    mystery the test is a yellow folded A3 sheet inside are a series of pictures and the child is asked to write the word on the back page is a story with words missing which the teacher will read and the children fill in the blanks.
     
  12. mystery10

    mystery10 Occasional commenter

    Don't you all find the whole thing a bit peculiar - that KS1 is now "teacher assessed" but you have to administer some old tests or other and keep to the marking guidelines for those? How then do you cobble in the results from the old tests with your view of the child? Is that prescribed too?
     
  13. The tests are part of our evidence base.
     
  14. They are decodable, but only if children are secure with Phase 6 and have a good knowledge of alternative phonemes etc.
     
  15. CarrieV

    CarrieV Lead commenter

    If you know your children well, you know the level they will achieve on the test so it shouldn't come as any surprise! There are times when a child might reach a level slightly higher than their usual working level ( usually when there has been some surreptitious parental coaching going on!) or slightly lower, perhaps they were below par on the day, or became unneccesarily stressed. But generally you can predict to within a few marks, what each child will achieve. They are simply an additional source of evidence, along with all the others we keep!
     
  16. I agree.
     
  17. mystery10

    mystery10 Occasional commenter

    I'm sure you can, so don't you feel you could just be left to teacher assess without being told that you have to do these old SATs papers too?
     

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