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Key Stage 1 Assessments.


Mr Holding and Mrs Duckworth are responsible for judging the standards your child is working at in English reading, English writing, mathematics and science, by the end of key stage 1. To help inform those judgements, pupils sit national curriculum tests in English and mathematics, commonly called SATs. They may also sit an optional test in English grammar, punctuation and spelling. The tests are a tool for us to help them measure your child’s performance and identify their needs as they move into key stage 2. They also allow us to see how your child is performing against national expected standards. The tests will be taken any time during May and they are not strictly timed. Pupils may not even know they are taking them as many teachers will incorporate them into everyday classroom activities.


We will inform all of our families of the dates of the  assessments and we will do everything we can do to ensure the children are well prepared for them so that they can do their very best, which is all we ask of them. 


In addition to the SATs, Year 2 children will be taking part in the Phonics Screening check. The phonics screening check is a quick and easy check of your child’s phonics knowledge. It helps us to confirm whether your child has made the expected progress in phonics. These will take place in November 2021.


We use baseline assessments and mid-year assessments to support our teacher judgements in addition to the above. These are used to measure progress and track how are children are progressing through the curriculum.