Revision hints and tips

Year 6 SATs revision tips and websites 2017

 

Use the following tips to help you reach your maximum potential:-

  1. Choose a place to revise where you will not be distracted.
    2. Drink plenty of water. Water stops your brain dehydrating and will help you
    concentrate for longer.
    3. Get plenty of sleep. If you are tired, you will never perform to the best of your
    ability.
    4. Take a short break every 20 minutes.
    5. If you get stuck on something, come back to it later or ask a teacher / parent to
    help.
    6. Reward yourself for working hard. It might be playing out, watching a favourite TV
    programme or having a biscuit.
    7. Study in short sessions, but often. Don’t spend hours working away!

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-curriculum-assessments-2016-sample-materials

A collection of sample test papers from 2016 – likely to be very similar to the assessments May

http://www.satspapers.org.uk/

A range of previous SATS papers are available to download

https://diagnosticquestions.com/

Your child has a login to this website and they produce two daily maths reasoning questions

https://www.bofa11plus.com/

Your child has a login to this website and they can practise using a range of test materials

http://www.advanced-ict.info/mathematics/tables.html

 

Visual times table game using the array

http://www.mathplayground.com/thinkingblocks.html

A site that allows users to solve problems with a bar model

http://www.counton.org/

 

A range of maths games

 

http://www.mathsisfun.com/

 

Explanations and hint for various mathematical concepts

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/0/

 

An excellent resource for grammar revision

 

http://www.cgpbooks.co.uk/online_rev/ks2_choice.asp

 

An online version of revision materials for all subjects

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/

 

Various revision resources

 

http://resources.woodlands.kent.sch.uk/

 

A range of online games for English and maths

http://www.compare4kids.co.uk/maths.php

http://www.compare4kids.co.uk/literacy.php

http://www.compare4kids.co.uk/spag.php

First two days of activities are free.

http://sats.highamstjohns.com/

This is a school site that has put together some helpful revision ideas on it. It has this useful revision guide on it.

 

Miss Fawcett– missfawcett@olneymiddle.milton-keynes.sch.uk

Mr Palmer – mrpalmer@olneymiddle.milton-keynes.sch.uk
Miss Henderson – misshenderson@olneymiddle.milton-keynes.sch.uk
Miss Teagle – missteagle@olneymiddle.milton-keynes.sch.uk

 

Mock SATs – March 2017

Dear Parents

 

Following last week’s mock SATs, we have sent home copies of your child’s completed assessments. We have discussed the papers, in class, with the children this week. It would be greatly beneficial if you could spend some time looking through the papers, alongside your child, to discuss what they have done well and what they need to do to improve further.

The children have made some good progress since December and we are incredibly proud of their efforts. There are many successes that should be celebrated, however there is still plenty of hard work ahead. This time, we have included a detailed breakdown of the objectives/area of learning for each subject. We hope that this will clearly outline your child’s strengths and areas for development. This diagnostic tool should ensure your child is aware of their revision priorities for the coming weeks.

Your pack includes the following;

Maths arithmetic paper 1

Maths reasoning paper 2

Maths reasoning paper 3

Reading paper

SPAG paper 1

SPAG paper 2

Data breakdown

 

You can find the mark schemes and the information about standardised scores below. If you have any further questions about the assessments, please comment on the blog or email your child’s class teacher directly.

2016_ks2_EnglishGPS_markscheme_PDFA

2016_ks2_Englishreading_markscheme_PDFA

2016_ks2_mathematics_markschemes_PDFA

2016_KS2_scaled_scores

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-curriculum-assessments-practice-materials

 

Thank you for your continued support

 

The Year 6 Team

Revision guides

Dear parents

I have attached a link to the revision guides that are available to purchase directly through the school. As you can see, there is a significant discount when purchasing your books via OMS as opposed to directly from the distributor. We have selected Collins instead of the CGP for the revision guides this year as we feel they are more in line with the children’s needs and represent better value for money.

FoOMS are also selling a selection of SPAG revision cards (details were sent out in a separate letter). Some parents have asked to see what the cards look like. I have attached a photo but there is a pack in reception for you to view should you wish to see them before ordering.

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Mr Palmer & The Year 6 Team