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How do we assess?

We use a wide range of pupil evidence from on-going daily assessment from work in their books, pupil conversations and answers to questions to the outcomes of standardised tests or other tests including the Y2 and Y6 SATs.

In brief, children’s attainment is assessed against year group expectations. Children will be assessed as working below the year group standard, working towards the expected standard, working at the expected standard or working at a greater depth within the standard.

Working at greater depth Pupils have demonstrated a comprehensive understanding of all concepts and skills in a unit of work and can apply to new situations without help.

Attainment is high when compared to other pupils nationally.

Working at the expected standard Pupils have a secure and advanced understanding of the main concepts and skills when applied to familiar contexts. They have some independent skills within the framework of the curriculum.
Working towards the expected standard


Pupils have grasped some of the main ideas and skills in a unit of work, others require development.
Working below the year group standard Pupils are beginning to grasp some of the main ideas and skills in a unit of work. The work does not yet consistently meet the expected standard for this age group. There may be support needed.

Children will follow objectives that are best suited to their individual ability. Children that reach the expected standard will be challenged by developing their ability to apply their learning to a variety of contexts. The Government’s aim is that children’s learning is fully embedded in their own year group’s objectives.

How will I know how my child is doing at school?

Teachers will be providing you with information on how your child is doing compared to the age related expectations at parents’ evenings any pupil reports we send out.  However, we are happy to talk to you at any time about your child’s progress. As always, if you have any questions or concerns or you would like to ask any further questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Below you will find the learning expectations for each year group

Year 1:

Year 1 reading expectations

Year 1 writing objectives

Year 1 maths objectives


Year 2:

Year 2 reading expectations

Year 2 writing objectives

Year 2 maths objectives


Year 3:

Year 3 reading expectations

Year 3 writing objectives

Year 3 maths objectives


Year 4:

Year 4 reading expectations

Year 4 writing objectives

Year 4 maths objectives


Year 5:

Year 5 reading expectations

Year 5 writing objectives

Year 5 maths objectives


Year 6:

Year 6 reading expectations

Year 6 writing objectives

Year 6 maths objectives




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