Wednesday 15 May 2013

New grammar test for 11 year olds...

Next week they are adding a new part to the SATS exams....A 45 minute grammar test and a spelling test of 20 words....

In the next school year Becky will be taking these exams when she's in Year 6 at school she'll be 11 years old...
Pupils will be asked to spot adverbs, nouns, adjectives and pronouns and they will have to spell words that are often misspelt, including "separate", "preferred" and "necessary" All of which I struggle to spell....

Sample questions have been released which you can see HERE!

Or give yourself a quick test by seeing if you can correctly answer these

Q: Circle all the adverbs in the sentence below:

Excitedly, Dan opened the heavy lid. He paused briefly and looked at the treasure.

Q: A prefix is a letter or a group of letters added to the beginning of a word to make a new word. For example: 'unhappy'

Put a prefix at the beginning of each word to make it mean the opposite: __behave __correct __possible

Q: Which ending would make the word 'quick' into an adverb?
quickness, quickest, quicker, quickly

Q: Circle the preposition in this sentence: She waited until 10 o'clock.

Q: A pair of commas can be used to separate words or groups of words and to clarify the meaning of a sentence. Insert a pair of commas to clarify each sentence below:

a) My friend who is very fit won the 100-metre race.
b) The man meanwhile picked up his bag and carried on walking.

Q: Insert a colon in the appropriate place in the sentence below:

I have three pets a hamster (called Frankie), a goldfish and a cat.

Q: The sentence below is written in the active voice. The wind blew the sign over. Which sentence is the passive form of the sentence above?

The sign was blown over by the wind.
The wind caused the sign to blow over.
In the wind, the sign blew over.
Because it was windy, the sign blew over.

1. excitedly; briefly
2. misbehave; incorrect; impossible
3. quickly
4. until
5. a) My friend, who is very fit,won the 100-metre race.
b) The man, meanwhile, picked up his bag and carried on walking.
6. I have three pets: a hamster (called Frankie), a goldfish and a cat.
7. The sign was blown over by the wind.

Well.....How did you do?

 I could answer most of them correctly....The only one I struggled with was the first one....I always get mixed up with  adverbs, nouns,

I am trying not to stress Becky about the SATS....The teachers put so much pressure on the kids now a days she does not need it from me too...When she takes the tests she'll only be 11....She's still a child!! Becky is a bright girl and I know she'll try her best.... 

Read more about the new tests HERE!!

1 comment :

  1. I got 6 out of 7 so not too bad, never had to deal with prefixes (knowingly!)