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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 5:25 pm 
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Am I the only one who thought it was a huge amount of reading for yesterday's level 3 paper? I was astonished! :o


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 5:31 pm 
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Was it yesterday? We're not told. My son doesn't seem to have a clue. But he probably didn't do level 3. Has level 2 been done?

I have no idea - thought ks1 sats weren't until May (sometime) or later?

Tell me more! I'll interrogate my son. He came home with some new reading books, having moved up a level .... is that a good sign? No glowing comment in his reading record, though, far from it.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 5:51 pm 
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ourmaminhavana wrote:
Am I the only one who thought it was a huge amount of reading for yesterday's level 3 paper? I was astonished! :o


Which paper was it? No new ones have been released for years, so it would have been an old one.

It wasn't a national thing that your DC took this paper yesterday. Y2 teachers can give their class a SATs paper whenever they like throughout the year (in September if they wish) and this underpins their teacher assessment which is what will be reported to you at the end of the year. The SATs don't work in the same as in Y6 where everyone has to take the same paper at 9am on the morning of Tuesday 14th May.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 5:56 pm 
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Thanks Manana.
There were two booklets which were both 11 pages long! One on The Netherlands and the other Katje and the Windmill (the names in which my daughter found confusing to start with :lol: )
It seems to have been constant SATS for the 6 days or so! :shock:


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 6:04 pm 
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ourmaminhavana wrote:
Thanks Manana.
There were two booklets which were both 11 pages long! One on The Netherlands and the other Katje and the Windmill (the names in which my daughter found confusing to start with :lol: )
It seems to have been constant SATS for the 6 days or so! :shock:


Hmmm, that sounds like pretty shoddy practice to me; I'm a Y2 teacher, it certainly shouldn't be like this. The levels reported are TA ones so there really is no need for schools to do constant SATs papers for 6 days!


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 6:10 pm 
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I think it's ridiculous, really quite unnecessary at that age. However, as an English teacher, I was astonished at the length of text they needed to read in order to answer the questions. :shock:


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:53 pm 
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ourmaminhavana wrote:
I think it's ridiculous, really quite unnecessary at that age. However, as an English teacher, I was astonished at the length of text they needed to read in order to answer the questions. :shock:


Yes, they're quite substantial! Were you at the school helping?


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:12 pm 
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L3 in yr 2 is a bit like L6 in yr 6 IMHO. It tests the curriculum from the keystage above. Admittedly, 20% of yr2 children get L3 compared to 2% L6 (maths figures, not reading).


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:52 pm 
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How did you get to see the paper o m I h? There some old papers which are recycled again and again in year 2 as part of teacher assessment, and the ones they can choose from are listed in that year's a r a document. But it is not easy for a parent to get to see them.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:56 pm 
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I think OurMam is teaching at the moment; under very difficult conditions, as far as I can tell.

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