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.