Assessment for Learning
Assessment is something that all staff use all the time to help ensure the learning in our classes for all the children is planned to help them each move forward.
We assess as we go – this is called Formative Assessment.
We also assess at the end of a block of teaching. This is called Summative Assessment and this is what is reported to parents at Parent Teacher meetings or in Reports. This data is also used to report children’s attainment to the Local Governing Body and Excalibur Academies Trust.
In September 2014, the National Curriculum changed and assessment reporting changed too. Children are assessed against whether they are working at an EXPECTED standard, EXCEEDING or EXCELLING in it, or if they are EMERGING or DEVELOPING their skills.
Written reports are sent home to parents of children in Robins, Chaffinches, Woodpeckers, Kestrels and Kites just before Easter.
Reports for Wrens (Reception) are sent home just before the summer holiday
A ‘drop in’ session is available so that parents can see teachers about their child’s report in person if they wish.
Year 6 SATs
SATs for Y6 take place in May
These tests in English and maths will reflect the national curriculum, and are intended to be rigorous. Click here for more information from the Government.
At the end of Year 6, children will sit tests in:
- Maths (papers in arithmetic and reasoning)
- Spelling, punctuation and grammar
These tests are set and marked externally; the results will be used to calculate your child’s progress and the school’s performance. Your child’s marks will be used in conjunction with teacher assessment to give a broader picture of their attainment.
Writing is teacher assessed and moderated by the Local Authority regularly
The reading test is a single paper with questions based on one 800-word text and two passages of 300 words. Your child will have one hour, including reading time, to complete the test.
The grammar, punctuation and spelling test consists of two parts: a grammar and punctuation paper requiring short answers, lasting 45 minutes, and an aural spelling test of 20 words, lasting around 15 minutes.
There are three papers in maths:
- Paper 1: arithmetic, 30 minutes (written)
- Papers 2 and 3: mathematical fluency, solving problems and reasoning, 40 minutes per paper
Key Stage 2 science is teacher assessed
Key Stage 1 assessments are for children in Year Two
Click here for more information from the government.
Year 6 (Key Stage 2)
In 2019, 71% of our pupils achieved expected or above in Reading, Writing and Maths (combined), compared to 65% nationally. 11% achieved a higher standard in all three subjects which is in line with the national average.
|2019 Year 6 SATs results
(28 in cohort)
(expected and above)
(expected and above)
|Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation||82%||79%|
|Reading, Writing and Maths combined||71%||65%|
Year One Phonics Test
In Year One, the children are given national phonic tests. These assess the children’s ability to read different sounds, the building blocks of reading.
At the end of Reception children are assessed through teacher assessment. A Good Level of Development (GLD) is defined as children working at or exceeding the expected standard in the key areas of literacy, maths, physical development, communication and language and personal, social and emotional development.
Swimming Results 2018/19
How many of our Year 6 children can do the following:
- Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres: 22 out of 28
- Use a range of strokes effectively: 17 out of 28
- Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations: 17 out of 28