Assessment

Teachers continually monitor children’s progress. Feedback is given to the child regularly, both orally and through marked work. On-going assessment underpins the planning of work appropriate for children of different abilities and at different stages of development. Detailed records are essential to this planning.

Once a year more formal assessments are undertaken in English and Maths, to assess each child’s progress and to provide information about the year group as a whole, so that the school is able to set targets and evaluate its success in relation to individual year groups.

We set whole school curriculum and individual child targets each term to work towards in Maths and English.

Standardised Assessment Tests (SATs)

SATs are administered nationally during the summer term and are designed to provide a standardised measure across the country against which the achievements of children can be judged at the end of Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

Year 2

Children are assessed in English (reading, writing, and spelling) and Mathematics. Teacher assessments are made for Science. Their tests are marked in school.

Year 6

Children undertake SATs tests in Reading, Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPAG) and Maths.  Writing is assessed by the teacher. 

Each child is assessed by the class teacher before the tests. Small variations in the year groups (for example a larger number of special needs children, or children joining the school in Years 5 or 6) can result in large percentage variation in SATs result year by year. It is always worth trying to understand these variations. Variation in results does not always mean variation in teaching, learning expectations or standards.