At Whitgreave Primary School, we believe that children must attend school unless they are unwell or there are special circumstances that have been cleared with the Head Teacher. Research has shown that children have better life chances if they attend school regularly. We reward children in school with at least good attendance.
Each week the class with the highest attendance percentage receives a reward. In addition, every child receives a raffle ticket for every day they attend school, a draw is held weekly and a child from each class receives a prize. Furthermore, every term we hold a special reward assembly, where children
with at least good attendance are presented with a certificate and a medal. Also, at the end of each term, the class with the highest attendance are rewarded with a school trip, such as bowling.
We are working hard to maintain our attendance. We would appreciate your co-operation with school procedures if your child is absent for any reason.
Results and Progress
Pupil Progress and Attainment
How well do pupils progress and achieve at Whitgreave Primary School?
At Whitgreave we believe pupils should make good progress in learning in every lesson, every day, every week, every term and every year.
Pupil achievement is judged in two ways:
- Attainment – this refers to what levels the children are. By the end of Year 6, the expectation is for a child to be working at a 6S (Expected Standard).
- Progress – this refers to how well pupils have progressed in their learning from their starting point.
Key Stage 2 National Curriculum Results (SATs) 2019
|Cohort Size: 56 pupils||% of pupils achieving the expected standard||% of pupils achieving a high level of attainment||Average Scaled Score||Average Progress|
|School||National (Provisional 2018)||School||National|
|Reading, Writing and Maths Combined||88%||65%||20%||11%||N/A||N/A||N/A|
At the end of Year 2 and Year 6 children take Statutory Assessment Tests (SATs).
At the end of Year 2, children will take assessments in Reading and Maths, and teachers will assess the childrens’ writing.
The Reading Test consists of two separate papers:
- Paper 1 – consists of a combined reading prompt and answer booklet. The paper includes a list of useful words and some practice questions for teachers to use to introduce the contexts and question types to pupils. The test takes approximately 30 minutes to complete, but is not strictly timed.
- Paper 2 – consists of an answer booklet and a separate reading booklet. There are no practice questions on this paper. The test takes approximately 40 minutes to complete, but is not strictly timed. The texts will cover a range of poetry, fiction and non-fiction.
In Maths, the children will sit two tests: Paper 1 and Paper 2:
- Paper 1: Arithmetic – lasts approximately 20 minutes (but this is not strictly timed). It covers calculation methods for all operations.
- Paper 2: Reasoning – lasts for approximately 35 minutes, which includes time for five aural questions. Pupils will still require calculation skills and questions will be varied including multiple choice, matching, true/false, completing a chart or table or drawing a shape. Some questions will also require children to show or explain their working out.
Below are some useful links that will help your child prepare for Year 2:
At the end of Year 6, children will take assessments in GPS (English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling), Reading and Maths, and teachers will assess the childrens’ writing. There isn’t a writing test, due to the fact evidence is collected throughout the year and recorded in their Independent Books- you will be able to see their superb writing every Parents’ Evening, in their purple books.
The Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Test consists of two separate papers:
- Paper 1 is a 45 minute test, requiring short answers.
- Paper 2 is an aural spelling tests, consisting of 20 spellings, which will last around 20 minutes.
The Reading Test will be a single paper with questions based on three passages of text. Your child will have one hour, including reading time, to complete the test. There are 50 marks available.
There will be a selection of question types, including:
- Ranking/ordering, e.g. ‘Number the events below to show the order in which they happen in the story’
- Labelling, e.g. ‘Label the text to show the title of the story.’
- Find and copy, e.g. ‘Find and copy one word that suggests what the weather is like in the story.’
- Short constructed response, e.g. ‘What does the bear eat?’
- Openended response, e.g. ‘Look at the sentence that begins Once upon a time. How does the writer increase the tension throughout this paragraph? Explain fully, referring to the text in your answer.’
The Maths Test will consist of three papers:
- Paper 1 is an arithmetic test lasting for 30 minutes.
- Papers 2 and 3 are reasoning papers, lasting for 40 minutes each.
Paper 1 will consist of fixed response questions, where children have to give the correct answer to calculations, including long multiplication and division. Papers 2 and 3 will involve a number of question types, including:
- Multiple choice.
- True or false.
- Constrained questions, e.g. giving the answer to a calculation, drawing a shape or completing a table or chart.
- Less constrained questions, where children will have to explain their approach for solving a problem.
Children will have daily homework to complete- this is all in preparation for the SATs in May. On Monday, the children are given Spellings to learn over the week ready for a Spelling Test the following Monday; on Tuesday and Thursday the children need to read either their book from our school library or a text of their choice; on Wednesday is Maths homework and Friday, children have a Reading Comprehension to complete. If parents do have anything they wish to communicate with the teachers, regarding their children’s homework, by all means pop a note in their diary as they are checked every day.
If you are interested in your child having any extra homework, in preparation for the SATs, teachers are more than willing to provide more Reading Comprehension, Spellings and Maths homework. There are also lots of useful websites that will help your child prepare, such as:
Dates for SATS:
Key Stage 1
Key Stage 1 Test Period – May 2020
Phonics Screening Test Week – Week Commencing Monday 8th June 2020
Multiplication Tables Check – Three Weeks – Commencing 8th June 2020
Key Stage 2
English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Papers 1 and 2 – Monday 11th May 2020
English Reading – Tuesday 12th May 2020
Maths Papers 1 and 2 – Wednesday 13th May 2020
Maths Paper 3 – Thursday 14th May 2020
Junior Ofsted Inspection 2015
This Ofsted Report provides judgements about the school’s performance. Whitgreave Junior School was judged to be outstanding in November 2015.
Infant Ofsted Inspection 2014
This Ofsted Report provides judgements about the school’s performance. Whitgreave Infant School was judged to be good in June 2014.
Junior Interim Assessment 2014
This letter provides judgements on the school’s performance from the Ofsted Interim Assessment of 2014.
Junior Subject Inspection 2012
This document provides the judgements on the school’s performance from the Ofsted Science Subject Inspection of 2012.
Junior Ofsted Inspection 2011
This Ofsted Report provides judgements about the school’s performance.
Government Initiatives IQ
Government Initiatives IQ recognises Whitgreave Junior School as a Top Performing and Improving School.
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