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Key Stage 2 SATs results: the national picture

The key stage 2 SATs results are out! And overall, children have performed well - with 8% more children achieving the expected standard nationally in all subjects compared with 2016.
 

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Your Year 3 Punctuation Homework Sheet from Assessment Bank

It's the final week of our Assessment Bank summer giveaway, and this week we're sharing a FREE Year 3 Homework Sheet.

Download your FREE Year 3 Punctuation Homework Sheet here. 

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Your Year 5 Reasoning Test from Assessment Bank

It's the penultimate week of our Assessment Bank summer giveaway, and this week we're sharing a FREE Year 5 Reasoning Test.Rising Stars Assessment Bank

Download your FREE Year 5 Reasoning Test here.

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Summer Assessment Bank Test Giveaway - Year 4 Grammar

It's week four of our Assessment Bank summer giveaway, and this week we're sharing a FREE Year 4 Grammar Homework Sheet, which could also be used as a quick in-class test.

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Your Year 2 Science Test from Assessment Bank

It's week three of our Assessment Bank summer giveaway, and this week we're sharing a FREE Year 2 Science Test. 

Download your FREE Year 2 Science Test here.

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Your Year 1 Arithmetic Worksheet from Assessment Bank

Last week, we launched our summer Assessment Bank giveaway with a FREE Year 5 Spelling Test. This week, we're giving you a Year 1 Arithmetic worksheet!

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We're giving away free tests every week!

To show you just how valuable Assessment Bank is, we're giving away FREE tests every week for 6 weeks!

This week's FREE test - Year 5 Spelling test resource

Many schools have told us that the spelling paper in the SATs was particularly challenging, so this week we're giving you a Year 5 Spelling Test, written specifically for the new curriculum to help you identify gaps in children's learning and prepare for the demand of the national tests. 

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Using Computing Assessment Tasks for formative assessment

Computing Assessment Tasks are now published! To celebrate the launch, we asked author John Woollard to tell us a little bit more about this exciting new resource and how it can support teachers in the classroom.   
 

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How Tennyson Road Primary are using Rising Stars resources

Tennyson Road Primary is a 3-form entry, ‘Outstanding’ primary school in Luton. They achieved fantastic results in the 2016 national tests with 100% of Year 6 children getting a scaled score of 100 or more. Of their success, Head teacher Hilary Power told us: “How do we get our results? Yes we have fab teachers, but we couldn't do it without fab resources!
 
The school has been using a broad range of Rising Stars resources, spanning across both curriculum and assessment, for over six years. Carla Gotch, Assistant Head teacher, has kindly shared feedback about some of the school’s favourite resources below.  

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How St Margaret's Academy are using teaching and assessment resources at KS1

Following the introduction of the 2014 national curriculum, as a school we wanted to ensure we were covering the requirements of the curriculum as well as delivering lessons which were interesting and fun for the children.  

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