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Year 6 children - Did yours get SATS homework/revision for the Easter holidays?

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notafish Tue 18-Apr-17 21:32:28

And if so how much?

Mine got 10 days x 30 minutes. How does that compare to other schools? My child is seriously stressed out and I'm increasingly pissed off with the school who are applying a lot of pressure to this year group.

Onceuponatime21 Tue 18-Apr-17 21:33:54

Ours didn't get any at all. And they get best results in the area. I hate SATS....

Trb17 Tue 18-Apr-17 21:36:02

One piece of English homework (30 mins)

One piece of maths (30 mins)

8 pieces of revision maths to complete over the next 3 weeks (so not for Easter unless they wanted to).

SkeletonSkins Tue 18-Apr-17 21:37:38

I sent home a SPaG paper (45 mins) , short reading task (20 mins), an arithmetic(30 mins) and a reasoning paper(35 mins) over 3 weeks, so didn't need to be done at Easter if not wanted.

RhinestoneCowgirl Tue 18-Apr-17 21:37:48

DS was given a pile of practise papers. I told him that he didn't have to look at them. Because he's on holiday... angry

hazeyjane Tue 18-Apr-17 21:39:40

Nothing (I don't think.....possibly should check bag)

mamaduckbone Tue 18-Apr-17 21:41:23

Mine has revision books and should have done at least 3x20 minutes each week. He had last week off and is making up for it by doing 4 or 5 short sessions this week.
As a teacher, I set similar. I appreciate the need for a break. 11 year olds shouldn't be spending their whole holiday on homework and certainly shouldn't be stressed about it.

Edna1969 Tue 18-Apr-17 21:44:59

DD was given a practice Maths paper and a reading one. In addition we did some extra work on the areas which she found hard.

Younger DD ended up doing more holiday homework as she had to put together a presentation which involved much research and putting it together in a powerpoint.

Wh0Kn0wsWhereTheTimeGoes Tue 18-Apr-17 21:57:55

Two revision booklets, total about 3 hours work over 2 weeks.

BarchesterFlowers Tue 18-Apr-17 22:00:28

No, nothing here.

AChickenCalledKorma Tue 18-Apr-17 22:08:49

This time last year, DD2 had a reading comprehension past paper, 36 pages of revision worksheets, and several online maths and grammar exercises. Accompanied by a jolly note encouraging her to have a lovely holiday.

I remember it clearly because it marked the point when I finally lost my shit with all the SATs hysteria.

She didn't do the homework. Her SATs results were very good. Her attitude to learning really went downhill during year 6 however, and it still makes me cross.

notafish Tue 18-Apr-17 22:37:12

It's very different from 3 years ago when my older dd did SATS.

MirandaWest Tue 18-Apr-17 22:38:57

DD got a booklet with 10 exercises in covering various English and maths. Each one seems to take about 10 min or so I think.

SkeletonSkins Tue 18-Apr-17 22:51:42

To be fair notafish, the SATs are a different beast these days.

Cyclebird Tue 18-Apr-17 22:55:26

Mine had mock papers for each subject, I think. We spread them out over the second week of the holiday but she attacked the last one tonight.

Thistly Tue 18-Apr-17 22:57:26

Absolutely pages and pages of revision books. We have dedicated tomorrow as 'homework day' she will be so much happier when it is done. I am also pissed off, not so much with yr 6 teacher, as I think she is doing her best with a terrible system, but with the secondary school who stream purely according to sats results so there are real consequences if my dd does poorly.

notafish Wed 19-Apr-17 22:46:47

Skeletonskins I know. I'm sure it won't be so bad for those lower down the school years but my DDs' school was lacking in anything close to 'rigour' so they've been playing catch up frantically for the past two years. I also don't blame the year 6 teachers but the system and in our case, the head teacher.

ProphetOfDoom Wed 19-Apr-17 23:11:05

My dc2 had the same as yours OP. She's trundling through it but if I were a stroppier parent I'd boycott them. It's only because I support the school and the teacher who has been marvellous with dc2 - and don't want to jeoparsise their standing - that I have not.

But I'm totally irked at the dcs being used in some Orwellian educational experiment. I have even more issue with the pointless, asanine SATs in year 2 to which a whole year's worth of learning is diverted. My August born child has no hope at being at 'the expected level' because developmentally -not academically - he can't yet write, at age 6, a full page of writing with no loss of control, with accurate use of capitals, punctuation and spelling.

My eldest child coincidentally did very well across the board in the SATs because they were trained to a certain style of testing plus he enjoys it. As a consequence dc1 has impossibly high targets across all subjects regardless of ability in that subject at secondary school. Dc1 is therefore statistically 'underachieving' in some subjects - in fact they all are - yet actually is doing what they should - no way to motivate a hardworking kid hmm.

The whole system is fucked.

RedSkyAtNight Thu 20-Apr-17 07:46:18

About 30 minutes SPAG and maybe 45 minutes maths revision sheets.

Their school is not a SATS pressure zone though. The flip side of this is that their SATS results are less good that other schools that become hot houses. And parents looking for school places look at results and make judgements that these schools must be "better" (until their DC get to Y6 and they see how such results are obtained!)

BarbarianMum Thu 20-Apr-17 09:17:38

Yes. We are not doing it - he needs a break and is already scoring well in their endless tests. Will have a concentrated effort when he goes back to school next week, then he can get on with the rest of his life.

RaspberryIce Thu 20-Apr-17 09:24:02

with the secondary school who stream purely according to sats results so there are real consequences if my dd does poorly.
In dd's school they do move children up and down the sets at the end of year 7 if that's any help. Dd got moved down for English at the end of year 7 but some got moved up based on Year 7 test results. She's actually better off in the slightly lower set this year as her marks have improved and she's happier not being a slower writer than the others!

BarbarianMum Thu 20-Apr-17 09:29:52

At ds1's soon to be secondary they don't set for the first half term whilst they assess the kids abilities themselves, then set based on their observations. You do have to wonder what half-arsed sort of school would not notice a child was in the wrong set, or keep them there, based on their SATS score.

RaspberryIce Thu 20-Apr-17 09:34:28

At dc school they set after a month and take their own tests into account as well as sats

SoupDragon Thu 20-Apr-17 09:37:15

DD did. I think she might have had 3 papers but really I have no idea. I occasionally told her to go do some, she happily did it, job done. I wouldn't have forced her.

It's all irrelevant for her anyway. I do want her to do her best because the school are great - it's for them really.

RedSkyAtNight Thu 20-Apr-17 09:40:46

Are there really secondary schools that set according to SATS but then never move DC based on how they actually get on?

I find it hard to believe (happy to be proved wrong). In which case how your child does in SATS really does not matter!

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