Laira Green Primary

KS1 SATs

Whilst National Assessments have been suspended during the pandemic; we hope you will find the information below helpful. 

The 2021 data shows the impact of the disruption to children's learning and the school is addressing gaps through targeted teaching.

SATs Information

Statutory Assessment Tests take place in all Primary Schools during May and the results are published to parents and the public later in the year.

  • End of Key Stage 1 (at age 7) in Year Two.

 

What should my child achieve?

  • A “typical” 7 year old is expected to achieve age expectations within the National Curriculum standards.
  • Some children will achieve below age expectations.
  • While others will be working at greater depth within their age expectations
  • A few may be working at a pre-keystage level.

How are children assessed?

There are two sorts of assessments:

  • Teacher Assessments
  • SATs tests

 

What does teacher assessment involve and how different is it from testing?

  • Teacher assessments draw together everything the teachers know about a child, including their performance within daily lessons, ongoing observations, marked learning and school summative assessments.
  • Teacher assessment is not a ‘snapshot’ like tests, and is therefore more reliable.
  • Due to the above, there can be a difference between teacher assessment results and test levels.

Teacher assessments will be made in the following subject areas:

  • EnglishReading and Writing
  • Maths 
  • Science

 

What are KS1 Tests like?

The tests are kept very relaxed and we do not refer to them as tests but as ‘quizzes’ so the children relate them to something fun, as we often have quizzes in class. We present the tests to the children in such a way that they seem like normal Maths or English lessons, so that the children remain calm and perform at their best. The tests are carried out in small groups with their class teacher either in the classroom or a familiar room in the school.

 

What do the tests look like?

The Reading, Maths and combined Grammar and Punctuation tests take the form of question and answer booklets. The spelling test consists of twenty spellings which the children will have practised throughout the year.

Mrs Garland, Mr Roe or Mr Lethbridge will be happy to answer any further questions you may have.

 

2019 Results

Congratulations to our wonderful Year Two who made marvellous progress and worked so hard throughout the year, putting themselves in a great place for KS2. Improvements were made in almost all areas!

End of KS1 (%)

2017

2018

2019

Reading EXs+

73

52

70

Reading GDS

2

14

20

Writing EXS+ (TA)

62

45

72

Writing GDS

0

10

4

Maths EXS+

70

64

72

Maths GDS

10

17

7

RWM Combined EXS+

56

41

59

RWM Combined GDS+

5

0

4


EXS+ means Expected Standard or above; GDS means Greater Depth Standard