Assessment is an integral part of our curriculum and our teachers constantly assess the progress that children are making and use this information to inform next steps in planning.
Alongside this formative assessment are tests and quizzes that teachers set and statutory tests also set by the Department for Education.
Children in all mainstream schools sit end of Key Stage tests in Year 2 and Year 6, in addition children in Year 1 participate in a phonic screening check to access their phonic knowledge and children in Year 4 participate in a Multiplication Check (MTC) to assess their multiplication knowledge. All of the above mentioned checks are statutory requirements, the links below will provide you with additional information.
KS1 & KS2
Please find below links to the Standards & Testing Agency Information Booklet for parents about the national curriculum test and associated results for Key Stage 1 and 2.
Phonics Screening Checks
The Year 1 phonics screening check is not a formal test, but a way for your child’s teacher to ensure that they are making sufficient progress with their phonics skills to read words and that they are on track to become fluent readers who can enjoy reading for pleasure and for learning. Throughout the year, we may use a past paper to informally assess the children’s progress. Year 1 children usually take the phonics screening check in early June.
Please find below links to the Standards & Testing Agency Information Booklet for parents about the
Multiplication Tables check. This is a statutory test from 2022 for children in Year 4 and takes place during June.