Children are continually being assessed by the class teachers when they observe them and mark their work. This helps them plan learning opportunities with appropriate challenge to move them on.
In Reception class, throughout the year, a learning journey is completed for each child to track progress and celebrate their achievements. These are shared with parents during parent consultations throughout the year.
We provide formal opportunities for you to meet with the class teacher in the Autumn and Spring terms when you can discuss your child’s progress, next steps in their learning and look at their work. The information in the annual report, which you receive at the end of the Summer term, gives you a more complete understanding of strengths, progress, effort and what your child needs to do next to improve.
Throughout the year, teacher assessments supported by formal tests, ensure teachers and senior leader can track your child's progress and set individual targets for them.
Please remember that any time, if you want to talk to someone, you can make an appointment to see the class teacher, the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator, or the Headteacher.
National Assessment Systems set by the Government
In Year 1 children are assessed using the Phonics Screening Check.
In Year 2 children are assessed through Teacher Assessment, supported by tests in reading, spelling, grammar and maths (arithmetic and reasoning). Some children may to to resit the Phonics Screening Check if they did not meet the required standard at the end of Year 1.
In Year 6 children are assessed through the Statutory Assessment Tests in May in maths (reasoning and arithmetic), reading, grammar and spelling. The results of these tests are included with the annual report alongside the teacher's assessment.
It is very important that children are in school during May and June when the tests take place. We let you know in good time the specific dates.