End of Key Stage Assessment (Y2 and Y6)
Information about the National Curriculum tests for Years 2 and 6 can be found by clicking on the links below to the presentations from this year's parent meetings:
Foundation Stage Assessment
Parents Guide to the EYFS http://www.foundationyears.org.uk/files/2014/08/EYFS_Parents_Guide-amended.pdf
In Foundation Stage, children are assessed against the Foundation Stage Profile.
The profile consists of 20 items of information: the attainment of each child assessed in relation to the 17 Early Learning Goals descriptors, together with a short narrative describing the child's three characteristics of effective learning.
For each descriptor, your child's teacher will judge whether they are meeting the level of development expected at the end of Reception year (expected), exceeding this level (exceeding) or not yet reaching this level (emerging).
The EYFS profile supports future curriculum planning and will provide the Year 1 teachers with important information about each child's approach to learning.
Assessment in Years 1,3,4 and 5
In Years 1-6, children are now assessed against age-related expectations (ARE). At the end of Year 2 and Year 6, assessments will be made (including statutory tests) and children will be judged as 'working at the expected standard' for the year group (EXS), working beyond the expected standard or at Greater Depth (GDS) or working below/towards the expected standard (WTS).
In Years 1,3,4 and 5, children's progress is monitored using our assessment tracker (ScholarPack). Each term, children are assessed by their teachers (using evidence in their books, knowledge of the children and interim test data) and recorded as 'Developing' (Working towards the Expected Standard), Secure (Working at the Expected Standard) or 'Exceeding' (Working at Greater Depth in the Expected Standard) for that stage in the year.
At Progress Meetings with your child's teacher and on any reports, you will see judgements recorded in this way for Maths, Reading, Writing and Science.
If you would like to discuss assessment further, please do not hesitate to contact your child's class teacher or their Phase Leader.