The Priory, Church of England Primary School

UNDERSTANDING ASSESSMenT FOR YOUR CHILD

How does my child progress?

Children develop at different rates but National Curriculum age-related expectations can give you an idea of how your child’s progress compares to what is typical for their age.

UNDERSTANDING ASSESSMENT
 AGE KEY STAGE YEAR    

END OF YEAR EXPECTATION 

 4-5 EARLY YEARS RECEPTION EARLY LEARNING GOAL 
5-6  KEY STAGE 1 YEAR 1 End of Year 1 Expectation
6-7    YEAR 2 End of Year 2 Expectation
7-8  LOWER KEY STAGE 2 YEAR 3 End of Year 3 Expectation
8-9    YEAR 4 End of Year 4 Expectation
9-10  UPPER KEY STAGE 2 YEAR 5 End of Year 5 Expectation
10-11   YEAR 6 End of Year 6 Expectation

Understanding Assessment - Attainment and Progress:

Every child develops and progresses at their own rate. At Key Stages 1, 2 and 3 the New National Curriculum is accompanied by age-related expectations. These are used to measure your child's progress compared to pupils of the same age across the country. On average a child is expected to progress 1 step every term, so 3 steps over an academic year.

From the end of Key Stage 1 to the end of Key Stage 2, they are expected to have made 12 steps in progress. This is monitored and reported nationally, as schools are compared against each other.

All schools assess pupils’ progress during the school year, though all schools are entitled to choose their own method of assessment. So this may vary from school to school. The Priory follow the Merton LA guidance and we use an adapted form of the Herts For Learning assessment tool. Parents receive information regarding their child’s assessments and progress at parents’ evenings and in their annual school reports.

Pupils are formally assessed at the end of Key Stages 1 and 2. At the end of Key Stage 1, the teacher’s assessment of a child’s progress will take account of their performance in several tasks and tests in English and Maths. At the end of Key Stage 1 and 2, pupils must take national tests in Reading, Grammar and Maths. They are also given teacher assessments for Writing and Science. Parents are sent their test results and their teacher’s assessment of their progress.

We will refer to your child’s current attainment using phrases such as:

  • working below the expected range of attainment
  • working towards the expected range of attainment (Only used in Autumn & Spring term)
  • working within the expected range of attainment for his/her age
  • working at greater depth within the expected range of attainment.

We will refer to your child’s current progress using phrases such as:

  • working below the expected range of progress
  • working towards the expected range of progress (Only used in Autumn & Spring term)
  • working within the expected range of progress for his/her age
  • accelerated progress.