Upper School Team
Key Stage 2 Assessments
Mrs Livesey and Mrs Robinson are responsible for judging the standards your child is working at by the end of key stage 2. To help inform those judgements, pupils sit national curriculum tests in English and mathematics, commonly called SATs.
In Year 6, SATs are a more formal process of testing and pupils will sit statutory tests in:
- English Reading
- English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling (GPS)
They will also be assessed by their teachers and be awarded a judgement in writing and science. By using Teacher assessment, we are able to judge a child's performance over a longer period of time.
Statutory Assessment Tests (SATs) are scheduled to take place for our current Year 6 Pupils from Monday 8th May until Thursday 11th May 2023 however, Monday 8th May has now been declared an official bank holiday due to the King Charles III Coronation therefore we are awaiting official guidance from the DfE.
We will do everything we can do to ensure the children are well prepared for these assessments so that they can do their very best, which is all we ask of them.
As part of the school assessment cycle, we use baseline assessments and mid-year assessments to support our teacher judgements in addition to the above in all year groups. These are used to measure progress and track how are children are progressing through the curriculum.
Year 4 Times Table Check
Administration of the Year 4 Times Table Check is optional this year but we feel as a school that we have maintained effective provision in school in relation to remote learning and we would like to assess the children's attainment in this area.
The purpose of the check is to determine whether pupils can fluently recall their times tables up to 12, which is essential for future success in mathematics. It will also help us to identify pupils who may need additional support, informing our next steps in provision.
The test will be carried out in classes 7 & 8 during the 5th-23rd June 2023. The assessment is carried out on the i-pad and is very much like a quiz.