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Assessment

Mr J Sharp

Assessment Leader


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The children in All Saints are constantly assessed by their teachers through questioning and observations and also by analysing the children’s learning after lessons. The teachers use this information to ensure that the learning is pitched at a challenging level which moves the children on and also ensures the children grow in confidence.

There are a number of points through school where the children are formally assessed. These include:

  • Nursery Entry Baseline Assessment (Using the Early Excellence assessment)
  • Reception Entry Baseline Assessment (Using the Early Excellence assessment)
  • Year 1 Phonics Screening Check
  • Year 2 Reading, Writing including GPS (Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling), Mathematics, Speaking & Listening and Science Assessments
  • Year 6 Reading, Writing including GPS (Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling), Mathematics, Speaking & Listening and Science Assessments

End of National Curriculum Levels

2015 is the final year in which children in Y2 and Y6 will be assessed against National Curriculum levels. In the future the children’s learning will be reported as:

  • Below the national expectation
  • Working towards the national expectation
  • Securely meeting the national expectation
  • Mastered the national expectation

In All Saints, when we report on what standard your child is currently working at we will tell you which year group targets they are currently working within. The assessment targets link directly to the content shown on the curriculum pages for English and Mathematics.

This will be reported as a letter followed by a number. The letter and first digit tells you the year group (e.g. Y1, Y2, Y3, Y4, Y5, Y6) and the second digit the term (1, 2 or 3).

For example:

Child A = Y4.2 (Year 4 Term 2)

 

This means that this child is currently working within Year 4 targets at the standard you would expect between Christmas and Easter.

At the end of the year your child needs to be working within their year group and at term 3 (e.g. Child B in Year 1 needs to be Y1.3 at the end of the year).

The government has stated that it wants the new curriculum to be more challenging. Therefore, in the short term it is very likely that your child will appear to be working at a lower standard than they were under levels.