Assessment

Assessment

RECEPTION (EYFS)

At the end of Reception (EYFS) children are assessed against the DEVELOPMENT MATTERS framework.  This is entirely teacher assessment based on observations and day-to-day learning. 

PHONICS SCREENING TEST YEAR 1

At the end of Year 1, children are given the national Phonics Screening Test for Year 1.

 If a child does not achieve a 'pass' they sit the test again at the end of Year 2.

END OF KEY STAGE 1 (KS1)

At the end of Year 2 children are given a set of national tests (SATs) for Reading, Maths and Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling.

Teachers make judgement against a set of objectives to decide whether children meet expected standards for the end of KS1.

END OF KEY STAGE 2 (KS2)

At the end of Year 6 children are given a set of national tests (SATs) for Reading, Maths, and Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling.  These assessments are marked externally and the results sent back to school.

Teachers assess against a set of objectives to decide whether children meet expected standards for writing at the end of KS2.

 

Internal Assessment

In order to assess, track and monitor children’s attainment and progress we use a colour tracker system.

  • Pupils are placed on a colour (linked to year groups) and letter stages within the colour.

  • Pupils are expected to move at least through a whole colour level over an academic year, relative to their starting point.

  • Teachers use tracking documents and NFER tests to make a judgement about pupils levels in reading, writing and mathematics. Next steps are identified.

  • These judgements are reviewed in pupil progress meetings with the headteacher.

  • Teacher’s report attainment and progress, using the colour levels, to parents three times a year.

For an overview of the colour levels please see below.