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Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Assessment

The school has clear assessment procedures for all children in each subject area. A key part of our assessment is that parents are kept informed of their children’s progress.

OASP staff believe that the primary purpose of assessment is to enhance learning.  Teacher feedback, goal setting, use of exemplars, moderation (assessments and work samples) and transition of student information between staff are non-negotiable aspects of how we assess.  Assessment information is used to determine classroom learning and teaching programs for individuals, identified groups (differentiation) and the whole class.  Defined targets collaboratively developed by staff provide explicit areas of focus to ensure value is added to each child’s achievement in any one year. 

Statutory Tests and Assessments

Year 1 phonics screening check (Due to Covid-19 there will be no check in 2021)
This check takes place in June when your child will read 40 'alien' and 'real' 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. 

End of Key stage 1 (Due to Covid-19 there will be no check in 2021)
Key stage 1 tasks and tests cover:

  • English reading
  • 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.

Year 4 Multiplication Check (Due to Covid-19 there will be no check in 2021)
From the 2020/21 academic year onwards, all state-funded maintained schools and academies (including free schools) in England will be required to administer an online multiplication tables check (MTC) to year 4 pupils. 
The national curriculum specifies that pupils should be taught to recall the multiplication tables up to and including 12 × 12 by the end of year 4.
The purpose of the MTC is to determine whether pupils can recall their times tables fluently, which is essential for future success in mathematics. It will help schools to identify pupils who have not yet mastered their times tables, so that additional support can be provided.

Parents Guide to Multiplication Tables Check

End of Key stage 2 (Due to Covid-19 there will be no check in 2021)
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.

The DfE has produced an information leaflet for Parents  - click here to view

KS2 Test Dates 2021 - Tests have been cancelled this year, but will resume in 2022

Date

Activity

Monday 10th May 2021

Key stage 2 English grammar, punctuation and spelling test, Paper 1, short answer questions.

Key stage 2 English grammar, punctuation and spelling test, Paper 2, spelling.

Tuesday 11th May 2021

Key stage 2 English reading test, reading booklet and associated answer booklet.

Wednesday 12th May 2021

Key stage 2 Mathematics, Paper 1 arithmetic test.
Key stage 2 Mathematics, Paper 2 reasoning.

Thursday 13th May 2021

Key stage 2 Mathematics, Paper 3, reasoning

Week commencing Monday 7th June
 
Year 4 Multiplication Check

 

KS1 Test Dates 2021 - Tests have been cancelled this year, but will resume in 2022

Date

Activity

May 2021

Key stage 1 test period

Week commencing Monday 7th June 2021

Phonics screening check week