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Statutory Tests and Assessments

Children are assessed constantly as they are learning and daily through our teaching and our developmental marking. This regular assessment informs our teaching. We no longer give children a ‘level’, we use the National Curriculum expectations for each year group and judge how they are achieving against this national standard. The national standard is set for each year group by the DfE.

Statutory Tests and Assessments

Early Years – Reception
Parents are encouraged to be involved in the assessment process on a regular, ongoing basis and to take part in their child’s learning and development.At the end of reception year, parents are given a written report which:

  • states the pupil’s attainment against the early learning goals (ELGs)
  • summarises attainment in all areas of learning
  • comments on general progress including the characteristics of effective learning

Year 1 phonics screening check
This check takes place in June when your child will read 40 words out loud to a teacher. You’ll receive a report on how your child did, and their teacher will talk to you if he or she needs extra help with reading. If your child doesn’t do well in the check it will be repeated in Year 2.

Key stage 1
Key stage 1 tasks and tests cover:

  • English reading
  • English grammar, punctuation and spelling
  • Mathematics - arithmetic and reasoning

Key Stage 1 teacher assessment cover:

  • English writing
  • Speaking and listening
  • Science

The tasks and tests are taken in May. Your child’s teacher will also use the child’s work (including spoken work and homework) to work out what level your child is at in each area. You will receive a report before the end of the Summer Term covering your child’s achievements, general progress, attendance record and results from national curriculum tests.

Key stage 2
Key stage 2 tests cover:

  • English reading
  • English grammar, punctuation and spelling
  • Mathematics - arithmetic and reasoning

Key Stage 2 teacher assessment covers:

  • English writing
  • Speaking and Listening
  • Science

The tests are taken in mid-May. Your child’s teacher will also use the child’s work (including spoken work and homework) to work out what level your child is at in English writing, speaking and listening and science. When your child reaches the end of key stage 2 the teacher will report on your child’s progress in English, Maths and Science including results from National Curriculum tests.

If you would like any further information, please contact Natalie French. 020 8656 4165.