The latest from the DfE – 16/10/17
Whole Class Reading
Reading Test Questions Planning Cards
These planning cards were updated on 6 December 2016. Each card now has a gold, silver or bronze star at the foot. These represent the frequency of the type of question in the 2016 SATS with gold being the most frequent.The breakdown is:
Gold – more than 10 questions of this type – the type being long sentence answer
Silver – more than 4 to 9 questions of these types
Bronze – between 1 and 2 questions of these types
This breakdown is designed to help teachers to target their teaching and revision to include more practice of the most common question types.
2016 Reading SATS
test-type-question-small This reading test template has been kindly provided by Shilan Kheradmand of Lister Primary School.Many thanks to Shilan.
Reading – Implications for Teaching and Learning Link to Rising Stars booklet.
Other Reading Resources
reading-record-y5y6-sept-16 A group reading record incorporating the ‘interim’ performance descriptors for reading for 2016 and 2017.
2016-reading-sat-analysis A spreadsheet kindly shared by Caroline Hegney of St Oswald’s to support the analysis of reading test answers.
2016 SPaG SATS
DfE Publications for 2017 SATS
Resources kindly shared by Andrew Buckley from Wilsden using the SKY advert and a page from Farther.
Covering note from Andrew:
‘The first lesson has a transcript of the video with all the puntuation taken out, then a differentiated solution/task for 2/3 ability groups. The follow up lesson uses a WAGOLL I wrote based on Farther to encourage children to write about our key text (Oliver Twist) but could be adapted to any key text or used stand alone.
Housekeeping points to note – we use LC (Learning Challenge) and are groups are B for basic, A for Advancing and D for deep. I’d love to hear what you think – you’re welcome to use them in courses and/or on your website with an acknowledgement of where they came from.’
Sue Attwood’s Sentence and Grammar Teaching Books Click Resources on the left hand side of the page.
sample_ks2_englishreading_readingbooklet (includes the poem Giants)
I mentioned First News on the course recently and how it can widen out children’s knowledge and understanding of the world. I have now had the opportunity to log into the First News website and have a close look at the resources available. I think they are amazing. Not only are the articles up to date, well presented and curated but the comprehension resources that go with the articles are closely matched to the question types in the new reading SATS. The digital and paper package is available from £305 per year. If your school has the budget, I would thoroughly recommend subscribing. More details here: