Implications for Teaching

To help year 6 teachers with their curriculum planning and year 7 teachers as they support the transition of pupils to secondary school, we have scrutinised the data and the papers from the 2017, 2018 and 2019 KS2 national curriculum tests for reading and maths, and combined these findings with some of the key diagnostic points from our own year 6 NFER Tests.

Please note these guides were produced prior to the Covid-19 outbreak and subsequent school closures.

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Guidance for year 6 teachers (mathematics)

Reflections on year 6 mathematics attainment using data from NCTs.

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Guidance for year 6 teachers (reading)

Reflections on year 6 reading attainment using data from NCTs.

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Guidance for year 7 teachers (mathematics)

Guidance for year 7 teachers to support the transition to secondary school.

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Guidance for year 7 teachers (reading)

Guidance for year 7 teachers to support the transition to secondary school.

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A closer focus: Locating information and understanding ideas

Delving into findings from national curriculum tests.

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A closer focus: Inference

Discussing the challenges pupils face with inference.

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A closer focus: Language and expressing ideas

Challenges when answering questions on use of language.

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A closer focus: Common misconceptions in maths

Analysis pupil responses in KS2 national curriculum tests

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A closer focus: Different styles of question in maths

The impact of question styles on a pupil’s ability to gain the available marks.

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A closer focus: Fractions, decimals and percentages

Addressing errors ahead of the transition to KS3.

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