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Assessment

Assessment is a continuous process which takes place in every area of school life. Through it we are able to build a complete picture of a child's rate of development, not only intellectually, but emotionally, socially and physically.
Assessment is an important part of the teaching and learning process at our school. By assessing what the child knows, understands and can do, the teacher is able to plan future programmes of work for individuals and also to report individual achievements and progress to parents and other teachers.
The methods of assessment used by the teaching staff involve talking with the child, observing the child doing something and looking at the work produced by the child. In all of these we aim to match the skill or content of the task to the level of attainment of the child.
A number of the assessments are statutory and are reported to the government. Below is a list of assessments that take place in each year group:

Early Years Foundation Stage

Teachers assess those who have achieved a Good Level of Development. This data is reported to the Government.

Year 1

Children take a Phonics Screen Check. This assesses their phonic understanding. If a child does not achieve the expected standard, they will need to re-sit the test in Year 2.

Year 2

Children are required to take National Curriculum Tests (commonly known as SATs) in May. Teachers then use these to inform their professional judgement about whether their child is working below, towards, at the expected standard or at greater depth. These judgments are reported to the government.

Year 3

Although there are not any formal assessments, children will undertake written assessments throughout the year, which will inform each teacher’s assessment.

Year 4

Children will be required to take the Multiplications Table Check in June. There are no other formal assessments, but children will undertake written assessments throughout the year, which will inform each teacher’s assessment.

Year 5

Although there are not any formal assessments, children will undertake written assessments throughout the year, which will inform each teacher’s assessment.  

Year 6

Children are required to take National Curriculum Tests (commonly known as SATs) in May. KS2 tests in Mathematics, English Reading and English Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar are externally marked. The DfE uses scaled scores to establish whether a child is working below, towards, at the expected standard or at greater depth and report the results of the tests to schools.

 

 

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