Planning and Assessment
Teachers plan the work of the school yearly, weekly and daily. Planning is based on children’s needs and interests. Teachers are constantly assessing as they ask questions in lessons and look at work in progress. We value this style of assessment during lessons and in providing instant feedback as it supports the next steps in children’s learning. We also value assessments where the children are tested against national standards.
At the ages of 7 and 11 the children sit Standard Assessment Tests (SATs) during the summer term of Years 2 and Year 6. The results show their level of attainment in English, Mathematics and Science as set against national standards.
In the first Autumn term, Reception children sit a Reception baseline test. The Reception baseline assessment (RBA) is a new national assessment that will be administered in all primary, infant and first schools in England to children in reception classes. The reception baseline assessment will provide the basis for a new way of measuring the progress primary schools make with their pupils.
Children in Year 1 have a statutory phonics test in June. They are required to read a set of words aloud to their class teacher. If children do not meet the threshold, they have another opportunity to do so in Year 2.
In Year 4, children sit a Multiplication Tables Check. The Multiplication Tables Check (MTC) is a statutory assessment in schools, for children in Year 4, administered in the Summer Term 2022. The purpose of the MTC is to determine whether pupils can recall their times tables (up to 12 x 12) fluently, which is essential for future success in mathematics.
You will be invited to meet your child’s class teacher once a term to discuss progress and future targets on a regular basis.
You are welcome to make an appointment to discuss your child’s progress with their class teacher at any time.