Go to navigation
It is currently Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:33 am

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 25 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: KS2 SATS 2020 prep
PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:03 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:53 am
Posts: 74
kenyancowgirl wrote:
Which is funny because half of the people who have posted work in primary schools, (as well as being parents....)


Why is it funny?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: KS2 SATS 2020 prep
PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:07 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jun 18, 2007 2:32 pm
Posts: 7477
Location: East Kent
There are plenty of publishers who have produced material for parents who, like you, feel that they need to supplement the school’s preparation.
I’ve seen lots in bookshops and Amazon.
Just check that it covers current curriculum.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: KS2 SATS 2020 prep
PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:12 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:00 pm
Posts: 259
Schools spend year 6 preparing for SATs. When my DS brought home his books and folders etc after he finished year 6, I was astonished at the quantity of prep work they had done.
I really wouldn't bother doing anything at home, especially if you're doing work for eleven plus. In any case, grammar schools all do their own baseline test during the first couple of weeks, so SATs are really just for measuring the schools progress, not your child's.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: KS2 SATS 2020 prep
PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:48 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:53 am
Posts: 74
Thank you both - ds has already done 11 plus last month. Parents info meeting this past week - they are revising yr 5 and intending to cram in yr 6 and did not mention any prep for Sats.

So nope they won’t be doing much anytime soon. My ds said this week he’s only learnt one new thing so far this term. It’s not challenging but the brain is a muscle (I think) and needs continuous exercise of some sort. :lol:

I’ve settled on bond books (were good for 11-plus) - not too long sections and will help with sentence structure as cem was multiple choice so no help here. His handwriting lets him down so hoping doing some work at same time as practising handwriting means less boring than writing lines out again and again. Had the eleven plus been written we would have hugely struggled.

Supported by also online maths “I excel”. :wink:

I am hoping we get through all this by end of jan when I plan to leave him alone - hopefully sat practice will kick in at school a bit latter on.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: KS2 SATS 2020 prep
PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:02 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:52 pm
Posts: 103
DS sat/passed the 11+ and then did nothing extra but DS made sure he completed the homework which was mostly about SATs preparation at his school. However, DS was going to a secondary where SATs were not thrown into the mix for setting (together with the CATs many secondaries use to assess for setting in Y7) so I may have thought differently if he was going to one of those (though, tbh, we were all fed up with extra work after the 11+). Our school used Achieve 100 Plus for SPAG, English and Maths. Good luck!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: KS2 SATS 2020 prep
PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:24 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:53 am
Posts: 74
Thanks, i think our primary school plays down Sats but I also think my ds is in for a boring year when in class anyway.

Won’t do any psychological damage some extra work and it keeps his hand in re work each night After school in prep for when at secondary - won’t be such a shock. :D


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: KS2 SATS 2020 prep
PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:55 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:53 am
Posts: 74
Have now confirmed school intend to do some practice two to three weeks before Sats.

That’s not a lot in my opinion!


:D


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: KS2 SATS 2020 prep
PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:49 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jun 18, 2007 2:32 pm
Posts: 7477
Location: East Kent
My school did very little formal preparation.
Our year 6 teacher is amazing, all year they have been revising and building on previous work.
This Christmas they won’t be doing maths Sats papers they will be finding out who killed Santa, by solving a logic and maths based mystery. They will then write a report to the DCI explaining how they solved the mystery.
They will solve the Quest of the Golden Casket , which coincidentally covers a huge amount of maths.

They will stop Dr Evil blowing up the world, by tracking him down using algebra, angles, rounding to nearest 10, 100, 1000. While choosing their crack team of agents they will use practical maths to manage their budget to make the best use of their limited resources.

Somewhere along the line, they will use a lot of clues to work out the mystery of the disappearing guest at the SPAG bol hotel.

They “don’t do much preparation” either.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: KS2 SATS 2020 prep
PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:21 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:53 am
Posts: 74
yoyo123 wrote:
My school did very little formal preparation.
Our year 6 teacher is amazing, all year they have been revising and building on previous work.
This Christmas they won’t be doing maths Sats papers they will be finding out who killed Santa, by solving a logic and maths based mystery. They will then write a report to the DCI explaining how they solved the mystery.
They will solve the Quest of the Golden Casket , which coincidentally covers a huge amount of maths.

They will stop Dr Evil blowing up the world, by tracking him down using algebra, angles, rounding to nearest 10, 100, 1000. While choosing their crack team of agents they will use practical maths to manage their budget to make the best use of their limited resources.

Somewhere along the line, they will use a lot of clues to work out the mystery of the disappearing guest at the SPAG bol hotel.

They “don’t do much preparation” either.




Wow that sounds amazing, your year 6 teacher certainly puts a lot of effort into this!

I think our school is stilling getting a number of kids up to speed with year 5 work, my ds teacher did say they are working towards greater depth with ds so some hope of them challenging him.

I think I would rather do something to supplement his learning than not and gets him use for the need to do homework most nights for secondary whether that be a comp or grammar. It’s the risk I am prepared to take - he gets lots of time to do anything he wants so there is balance in our lives and as far as I can tell he appears to be happy. :D


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: KS2 SATS 2020 prep
PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:59 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:59 pm
Posts: 6246
Cracking. Can I suggest you start thinking about how you are going to stay one perceived jump ahead through secondary and unoversity now, as you may need to brush up your own skills in case he chooses a subject you are not familiar with? :lol: Because, of course, those university lecturers might well spend the first year getting other A level students up to speed and won't be skilled enough to differentiate work just like those pesky Y6 teachers now....! :lol:

Of course, I am being factious, but the description yoyo has given is pretty much in line with Y6 teachers up and down the country - SATs preparation is not simply sitting in a classroom doing mock tests. It is building on everything they have done so far and doing some "formal preparation". The formal preparation is the bit that killed my boys - it is exhausting and boring and monotonous and stressful and the last thing they needed was to come home and have us banging on that they should do more work, and losing sight that these are just 10 year olds. If you want him to understand about homework every night at secondary school, why not just curl up with him for 30 minutes each night and read his favourite book? The ramifications for that 30 minutes will likely last far, far further in his mental, emotional and educational psyche than the mishmash of father/educator role.

In all seriousness, you will have to learn to trust the educators at some point...

This thread does appear to have run its course, however.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 25 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Privacy Policy | Refund Policy | Disclaimer | Copyright © 2004 – 2020