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2012 Key Stage 2 English SATs Writing Test (Shorter Task & Spelling Task) Birdspotter, Atlantis (External) (filename "ks2-english-2012-writing-test-shorter-task-spelling-test-external.pdf") includes:

En English Writing KEY STAGE 2 LEVELS 3–5 Writing Test Shorter Task and Spelling Test First name 2012 Middle name Last name School DfE number Shorter task: Your teacher will read through this section with you. You will have 20 minutes to write your shorter piece of writing in this booklet. Spelling test: Your teacher will read through this section with you. For marker’s use only Shorter Writing Task Marks Sentence structure, punctuation and text organisation (4) Composition and effect (8) Shorter Task, total marks (12) Spelling Test Sourced from SATs-Papers.co.uk Total (20) http://www.SATs-Papers.co.uk Birdspotter This year Birdspotter, a wildlife organisation, is running a survey to identify and keep a record of all the birds that people see near where they live. You are out walking one day when you see an unusual looking bird. You rush home to get your camera, so that you can take a photograph to send to Birdspotter. However, when you get back the bird has gone. You decide to send a written description of the bird to Birdspotter to see if they will be able to identify it. Remember, you will need to make sure that your description is as detailed as possible. Your task is to write a detailed description of the unusual looking bird. You can make up the description using your imagination. PLANNING Think about: • where you saw the bird • words and phrases to describe the bird (eg size, colour, features, sounds, behaviour). Remember, your task is to write a description. You will not receive marks for pictures or decoration. 2 Sourced from SATs-Papers.co.uk http://www.SATs-Papers.co.uk Birdspotter Survey Please write your description of the bird on this page. We will try to identify it for you. Thank you for taking part in the Birdspotter survey. 3 Sourced from SATs-Papers.co.uk http://www.SATs-Papers.co.uk [Blank page] 4 Sourced from SATs-Papers.co.uk http://www.SATs-Papers.co.uk Spelling Test Do not turn over this page until your teacher tells you to. 5 Sourced from SATs-Papers.co.uk http://www.SATs-Papers.co.uk Atlantis myth. Atlantis is 1 by many to be an ancient island that 2 The story of Atlantis is a sank into the ocean. It was home to 3 4 an advanced civilization that had many nations. The island into the 5 sea, apparently disappearing during an earthquake. The possibility that Atlantis was real has been throughout history. This idea has been rejected because there is not enough 6 7 8 that it existed. 9 Plato, a Greek writer, made the recorded reference to Atlantis about 2,500 years ago. According to Plato’s version of the myth, the Greek gods 10 the planet between . Poseidon, the god of the sea, received the island of Atlantis as his share. 6 Sourced from SATs-Papers.co.uk http://www.SATs-Papers.co.uk 11 Poseidon shared Atlantis amongst his children. The eldest son, Atlas, was given the mountain where he was born and the 12 area as his kingdom. Atlas was 13 made king of the entire island and the 14 ocean, which was called the Atlantic Ocean in his 15 . Atlas made his birthplace into a city and enclosed it with three 16 moats of 17 width which were separated by rings of land. The 18 of Atlantis then built bridges over the moats. There have been 19 of locations proposed for Atlantis, most of them in or near the Mediterranean Sea. The legend of Atlantis is featured in many books, films, television series and other 20 works. Total 7 Sourced from SATs-Papers.co.uk http://www.SATs-Papers.co.uk © Crown copyright 2012 STA/12/5584 (Pupil pack) STA/12/5595 (Mark scheme pack) Sourced from SATs-Papers.co.uk http://www.SATs-Papers.co.uk