Assessment

There are many ways in which your child is assessed during the school day and throughout their school life. All types of assessment have different uses and are used by the teachers in a variety of ways in order to shape their planning and teaching to support your child in school.

Formative Assessment
This is happening throughout the day as teachers teach your child.  It informs the next stage in their learning and helps teachers to meet every child's individual needs.  This can be through questions, discussion, peer assessment and marking of work to name a few. 
 
Click on the link below to see a copy of out feedback and marking codes and policy.
 
Summative Assessment
This type of assessment usually happens at the end of a unit and is a 'snapshot' of what your child can do there and then.  Spelling tests, end of unit writing assessments and mini maths assessments are forms of summative assessment.
 
We also use tests called PiRA (Progress in Reading Assessment) and PUMA (Progress in Understanding Mathematics Assessment) to assess children three times a year from year one. These tests inform teacher assessment and allow staff to track progress carefully throughout the year and identify next steps.
Statutory Assessment
The government also requires schools to take part in Standard Assessment Tests (SATs).  These are taken in the following years and in the following subjects:
Year 1:   Phonics Assessment
Year 2:   SATs in Reading, Writing and Maths
Year 6:   SATs in Reading; Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar; Maths Reasoning and Mental Arithmetic.  Children are also teacher assessed for Writing.