Children will be involved in statutory assessments at the end of Year One, Year Two and Year Six:
In Year One, this test is called phonics screening and is a check on the child’s ability to read using phonics. If a child does not achieve the required mark at their first attempt, they will then have access to further support and will re-take the test in June the following year.
In Year Two, teachers award an end of key stage assessment level for Reading, Writing and Maths. This level is informed by the child’s work within the class and by tests and tasks in Reading, Writing and Mathematics during their time in Year Two.
In Year Six, children take End-of-Key Stage National Tests in Reading, Mathematics and English skills (grammar, spelling and punctuation). Teachers also give children a level for writing based on work which takes place in the classroom.
Results of statutory assessments are reported to parents before the end of the summer term.
Teacher assessment takes place throughout the year using a variety of formal and informal techniques. This allows teachers to check children’s progress and ensure each pupil gets the appropriate level of support to help them progress.