Assessment

Whilst this page is aimed at staff, the content may be appropriate for teachers from other schools or parents with an interest in assessment processes (both statutory and non-statutory).

EYFS Assessment (Reception)

Children in Reception are assessed against the Early Learning Goals (ELGs). These assessments are informed by observations undertaken by the teacher and teaching assistant (rather than a test).

For each aspect of the ELG's (17 in total) children are assessed as either:

      • Emerging (working below the ELG)

      • Expected (working in line with the ELG)

      • Exceeding (working above the ELG)

Downloads

 Early Learning Goal Reference Sheet

 Guide to EYFS Assessment (July 15)

 

Key Stage 1 SATs (Year 2)

SATs (standardised attainment tests) are taking a new form in 2016 as this is the first time the new national curriculum (introduced in September 2014) has been tested.

Children in Year 2 will be tested in reading, grammar, punctuation & spelling and mathematics. A selection of sample tests are available to view below to indicate the standard of the tests.

Downloads

 Spelling Test (pupil sheet)

 Spelling Test (words)

 Grammar and Punctuation Paper

 Reading Paper 1

Reading Paper 2 - texts

Reading Paper 2 - answer booklet

 Maths Arithmetic Paper

 Maths Reasoning Paper

Key Stage 1 Teacher Assessment (Year 2)

The Standards and Testing Agency (STA) have published 'interim standards' for teachers to make a teacher assessment against following completion of the Key Stage 1 curriculum. This is to be used in 2017 only.

KS1 Downloads

 Interim TA framework (KS1) 2017

 

Phonics Screening Check (Year 1)

Year 1 children complete the Phonics Screening Check towards the end of the summer term. This involves the child working alongside their teacher to read a list of 40 words. The mark is reported to families at the end of the year (typically a mark of 32 indicates the threshold of the check has been met).

 

Downloads

 Guide to the Phonics Screening Check (July 15)

 Example Phonics Check (from 2015)

 

Quick link to our phonics page for information on how phonics is taught.

Key Stage 2 SATs (Year 6)

SATs (standardised attainment tests) are taking a new form in 2016 as this is the first time the new national curriculum (introduced in September 2014) has been tested.

Children in Year 6 will be tested in reading, grammar, punctuation & spelling and mathematics. A selection of sample tests are available to view below to indicate the standard of the tests.

Downloads

 Spelling Test (pupil sheet)

 Spelling Test (words)

 Grammar and Punctuation Paper

 Reading Paper - texts

 Reading Paper - answer booklet

 Maths Arithmetic Paper

 Maths Reasoning Paper 1

 Maths Reasoning Paper 2

Key Stage 2 Teacher Assessment (Year 6)

The Standards and Testing Agency (STA) have published 'interim standards' for teachers to make a teacher assessment against following completion of the Key Stage 2 curriculum. This is to be used in 2017 only.

KS2 Downloads

 Interim TA framework (KS2) 2017