KS1 Assessment and Reporting
Information for Parents
At St Mildred’s we assess children’s progress continually and in many ways. Teachers gather assessment evidence throughout the year to build up a picture of your child and where they are. All of this information enables teachers to make a judgement on how well each child is achieving against the end of Key Stage expectations as described in the National Curriculum 2014.
Children’s learning is assessed against the learning objectives in each learning session. Children are actively encouraged to assess their own learning in each lesson through the use of ‘faces’ drawn to indicate how they felt about their learning and through the use of Self-assessment checklists.
I have understood my learning
I would like more practise learning this.
I have not understood my learning.
Year 1 Phonics Check
In June children in Year 1 take the National Phonics Check Test. This is conducted on a one-to-one basis with the child’s teachers. The children need to be confident with Phase 5 of the Letters and Sounds program to reach the expected standard. The results of this check are reported to parents in July with their end of year report.
At the end of the Key Stage children will undertake some formal assessments which are known as SATS. These are undertaken in May. They are a series of tasks including reading and comprehension, spelling, SPAG and maths. Children are not aware that they are doing these as it is kept very low key. Teachers use these tasks to help inform their judgements as to whether children have reached the expected standard.
For more information please see the power point below.
At the end of Key stage 1 children will be formally assessed to see if they have reached the Expected standard. Teachers use assessment evidence gathered over the year and information from SATS to reach their Teacher Assessment Judgements. These are then reported to parents in July along with the children’s end of year report.
Children are assessed to be:
Working towards the Expected standard
Working at the Expected Standard
Working at Greater Depth in the Expected Standard
The majority of children will be working at the expected standard at the end of year 2. Parents are informed throughout the year, through parents evening, pupil learning meetings and reports, as to whether a child is on track to reach the expected standard.
The DFE have produced an Interim Framework that is used by teachers to help them make their assessments as to whether a child has reached the Expected standard in Reading and Writing and Maths. If you would like to see what this looks like please click on the documents below.