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1 Assessment in Key Stage One Welcome! Please highlight your child’s name to sign in then take a seat and feel free to look through the samples of statutory task materials which are on the tables.

2 What do we assess? Throughout the year we assess children’s achievement against learning objectives in the following subject areas: -Reading -Science -Music -Writing -D.T -Geography -Speaking and listening -Art -History -Maths -P.S.H.E -P.E -I.C.T You will receive information about how your child has performed in the end of year report.

3 How do we assess? Observations Written work Discussions with children Verbal questioning Games and activities 1:1 reading Statutory tasks

4 How are children involved in assessment? Learning line and the language of learning Verbal feedback Written feedback Peer assessment Self assessment

5 Learning Line This is the language that we are now using throughout school to describe the stages of learning to children.

6 Statutory Assessment in Key Stage One Year 1 (and two)- Phonics Screening Year 2- SATs

7 Reading and Phonics in Key Stage One Children have daily guided reading sessions each morning. Adults also hear children read 1:1. Phonics is taught daily in smaller groups. Adults regularly assess what sounds the children know to inform the next teaching session. Parents are informed of this too. Phonics homework is sent home as well as home readers. Children use ‘Areas Time’ to apply reading and writing skills to other areas of the curriculum. Story time

8 What will children be expected to do? The check is very similar to tasks the children already complete during phonics lessons therefore the children will not be aware that this is an assessment. Please support us by not discussing the screening with your child. We do not refer to it as a test. Children will be asked to ‘sound out’ a word and blend the sounds together e.g. d-o-g – dog, just like we usually do in reading sessions. The focus of the check is to see which sounds the children know and therefore the children will be asked to read made up ‘nonsense’ words (like on phonics play). We refer to these as alien words. There are 40 words altogether. THIS IS NOT A READING TEST


10 The children will complete the check one at a time with either Miss Reasbeck. Any class 2 children taking the test will complete it with Miss Simpkins. The children will assume this is just like any other phonics activity they have completed in school. We have already started doing similar activities so that the children are used to the structure. How is it administered?

11 How can you help? REMEMBER: Phonics is not the only thing needed to become a fluent reader. Please continue to read with your child each night and encourage them to: Sound out Re-read to check it makes sense Use pictures for clues Ask questions about the book Achieving age related expectations is not reliant on passing the phonics screening check.

12 Key Stage One SATs Standard Assessment Tests/Tasks taken by children in year 2 and year 6 (at the end of both key stages). SATs provide one means of measuring children’s progress in the core subjects of the National Curriculum. In Key Stage 1 tasks and tests are used to inform and support teacher assessments.

13 When do SATs Take Place? Because the tasks in year two are used to inform teacher assessment they can be done at any time in the year. This year Class Two will be doing the majority of tasks in this half term.

14 What are levels? Levels are one way in which progress has been measured using the old curriculum. The new curriculum doesn’t measure progress with levels but this year key stage one results will still be reported using the old system. In year two the expected level is 2.

15 Children with Special Needs All children have to do the SATs, unless there is a very good reason why they shouldn’t e.g. severe learning difficulties, serious illness. Children with learning difficulties can be supported through the SAT process. The purpose of the SATs is for children to show what they can do.

16 What is reported? One overall level is arrived at for each of the following: Speaking and Listening Reading Writing Mathematics Science

17 What happens? The levels are teacher assessments based on information gathered over the year. Children will complete tasks in English and Maths - results will feed into overall judgements. Normal classroom practice - minimal disruption. Tasks are marked by class teachers and moderated within school. May be audited by the local authority. Overall levels achieved, with school and national comparative data, will be reported with child’s annual report in July.


19 Preparing for SATs Extra work over and above the usual school curriculum is not required at home. Thorough planning ensures coverage of all the learning objectives of National Curriculum. Experience of the SAT style questions is built into classroom teaching. Additional support for areas of concern are part of normal classroom planning. Homework activities throughout the year enable parents to support the learning in school.

20 The Future of Assessment Phonics screening test will continue to be used in key stage one. Statutory tasks will be completed to assess reading, writing and maths in year 2. However, the format and content of these may change as will the way that results are reported.

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