At the end of your child's year in Reception class, children are assessed against the descriptors in the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile. Children will be judged to be working towards, expected or exceeding.
During the summer term of Year 1 children are assessed in Phonics and expected to meet the national standard. The assessment is undertaken by an adult well known to the children.
If you have a child in Year 2 or Year 6 they will be taking they national curriculum tests; the SATs. They are designed to provide information about how your child is progressing when compared to national averages.
It is important to note that they are not qualifications and do not affect your child's future options in school, but that the results are used to help teachers pitch their lessons at the appropriate level for their classes, with a view to helping children reach their full potential.
In Year 2, there are tests for Reading and arithmetic and problem solving in Maths. The tests are presented to the children in a way that minimises pressure and stress. The information from these tests help teachers inform their overall judgement about a child against national standards.
In Year 6, there are tests in English Reading, punctuation, grammar and spelling alongside tests in arithmatic and problem solving in Maths.
Both at Year 2 and Year 6 children are judged to be working below the expected standard, at the expected standard or above the expected standard. For example in Year 6 a scaled score of 100 is the expected standard in Maths and Reading.
In addition to these national assessment points, adults assess pupils continuously in every year group so that the work they are given matches their needs and our children can reach their full potential.