We assess the impact of our curriculum and the extent that children can ‘know more’ and ‘remember more’ through ongoing formative assessment, recall and retrieval tasks and summative assessment through low-stakes tests or established unit endpoint activities.
We follow all statutory endpoint assessments as follows:
Reception Year: Children are assessed using the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Profile. At the end of Reception, teachers will make judgements across 17 aspects of learning (7 in the Prime Areas and 10 in the Specific Areas). Children will be judged as either ‘Emerging’ or ‘Expected’ in each of these areas.
Year 1: Children undertake a phonics check in June, assessing children’s word reading across 40 decodable words.
Year 2: Children are assessed using a Statutory Teacher Assessment Framework for Reading, Writing, Maths and Science. Teachers use government-provided tests but these are not reported to anyone externally and only inform overall teacher judgements.
Year 4: Children take a multiplication tables check (MTC) to determine whether pupils can recall their times tables fluently, which is essential for future success in mathematics. It will help schools to identify pupils who have not yet mastered their times tables, so that additional support can be provided.
Year 6: Children sit government regulated ‘SAT’ tests in Reading, Maths and Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling. They are also assessed using a statutory Teacher Assessment Framework for Reading, Writing, Maths and Science.