Assessment

 

 

Our Vision

At Heyes Lane we believe assessment forms a fundamental part of teaching and learning and is a critical part of everyday practice.

It’s key purpose is to promote learning. Assessment works by enabling teachers to have a continually updated view of where pupils’ learning is up to. This will be within everyday classroom teaching, termly teaching programmes, end of the year and at the end of Key Stage 1(Y2) and KS2(Y6).

 

There are three types of assessment in school:

  1. In-school formative assessment – This takes place during the learning and focuses on the progress being made whilst the learning is happening. Timely and responsive teaching during this time has a significant impact on ther progress that the pupils make. This is
  2. In-school summative- this takes place after the learning and tells us what has been achieved. It is assessment of the learning that has taken place. This are the assessments that take place at the end of the terms work.
  3. National standardised assessments

Principles

  • Assessment for Learning ( AfL ) is recognised as central to all classroom practice. It happens everyday.
  • Skills and teaching strategies in AfL are a key professional skill for all teachers at Heyes Lane and there is a high level of expertise and skills in the teaching staff.
  • Pupils are expected to demonstrate a sense of responsibility for their own learning and to recognise their own agency in this. We call this learner Autonomy.
  • Pupils must receive clear, constructive and specific guidance on how to improve to enable them to develop autonomy.
  • Assessments outcomes should be acted upon and used for future planning and teaching.
Reception Baseline Assessment ( EYFS)

In line with the Statutory Framework for the Early Years (September 2021), Early years staff at Heyes Lane  Primary School administer the Reception Baseline Assessment (RBA) at the beginning of the Reception year and then complete the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile (EYFSP) at the end of the Reception year.

The Reception Baseline Assessment (RBA) is a short assessment, taken in the first six weeks in which a child starts Reception. The intention is to gather information about the pupil’s early literacy and mathematical skills. 

In the final term of the year in which the child reaches the age of five, and no later than 30th June in that term, the EYFS profile must be completed for each child. The profile provides a well-rounded picture of a child’s knowledge, understanding and abilities, their attainment against expected levels, and their readiness for Year 1. 

Each child is assessed against the 17 early learning goals, indicating whether they are:

Meeting expected levels of development (expected)

Not yet reaching expected levels (emerging)

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Y1 Phonics Screening Check
Children take part in a Phonics Screening check during the summer term of Year 1. If a child does not achieve the pass mark for working at required standards, they are given a second opportunity to re-take the Phonics test in Year 2.
In 2022 the phonics screening will take place in the week commencing Monday 13th June.
National Curriculum Assessments
National Curriculum Assessments are statutory and are carried out at the end of Key Stages 1 and 2 in Years 2 & 6. At both key stages the process includes a combination of tests and teacher assessment judgements.

The information leaflet for parents/carers is scheduled to be updated in April 2022 for the 2021/22 academic year.

Y2 KS1 National Curriculum Assessments

The following content is from the GOV.UK website:

Your child’s teacher is responsible for judging the standards your child is working at in English reading, English writing, mathematics and science, by the end of key stage 1. To help inform those judgements, pupils sit national curriculum tests in English and mathematics, commonly called SATs. They may sit an optional test in English grammar, punctuation and spelling.

The tests are a tool for teachers to help them measure your child’s performance and identify their needs as they move into key stage 2. They also allow teachers to see how your child is performing against national expected standards.

The tests can be taken any time during May and they are not strictly timed. Pupils may not even know they are taking them as many teachers will incorporate them into everyday classroom activities.

The key stage 1 tests will be administered during May 2022.

Standards and Testing Agency KS1 SATs Information Video 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/key-stage-1-and-2-national-curriculum-tests-information-for-parents/information-for-parents-2019-national-curriculum-tests-at-the-end-of-key-stages-1-and-2-text-only-version  

 

Subject

KS1 Test Paper

English Reading

Short text and questions and long text and questions

Mathematics

Arithmetic and mathematical reasoning

English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling (optional test)

Spelling and punctuation and grammar (including vocabulary)

 

Teachers will use the results from the tests, along with the work the child has done throughout the year, to help them reach their own judgements about how the child is progressing at the end of key stage 1. These teacher assessment judgements will be reported to parents/carers by the end of the summer term.

Y6 KS2 National Curriculum Assessments

The following content is from the GOV.UK website:

At the end of key stage 2/Year 6, children will take national curriculum tests in English grammar, punctuation and spelling, English reading and mathematics.

The tests help to measure the progress pupils have made and identify if they need additional support in a certain area. The tests are also used to assess school’s performance and to produce national performance data.

The key stage 2 tests will be taken on set dates unless a child is absent, in which case they may be able to take them up to 5 school days afterwards.

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Date

Subject

Test Paper

Monday 9th May 2022

English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling

Punctuation and Grammar (including Vocabulary) and Spelling

Tuesday 10th May 2022

English Reading

Reading

Wednesday 11th May 2022

Mathematics

Paper 1 and 2

Thursday 12th May 2022

Mathematics

Paper 3

 

At the end of the summer term parents/carers will receive test results for:

  • English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling
  • English Reading
  • Mathematics
  • As there is no test for English writing, this will be reported as a teacher assessment judgement. This is a judgement teachers will make, based on a child’s work at the end of key stage 2. 

Please click here for our KS1/KS2 SATs results.

For further information about School Performance Tables please refer to the Department for Education’s (DfE) website: 

www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk

Subject KS1 Test Paper
English Reading Short text and questions and long text and questions
Mathematics Arithmetic and mathematical reasoning
English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling (optional test) Spelling and punctuation and grammar (including vocabulary)

Teachers will use the results from the tests, along with the work the child has done throughout the year, to help them reach their own judgements about how the child is progressing at the end of key stage 1. These teacher assessment judgements will be reported to parents/carers by the end of the summer term.

Multiplication Tables Check (Year 4)

The multiplication tables check (MTC) is statutory for primary schools in the 2021/22 academic year.

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.

Schools have a 3-week check window in June to administer the MTC; in 2022 this window starts on Monday 6th June. Teachers will have the flexibility to administer the check to individual pupils, small groups or a whole class at the same time.

We expect to receive further guidance in spring term 2022 and will share information accordingly.

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Formative Assessment

At Heyes Lane, high quality assessment is an on-going feature of daily classroom teaching. Teachers use a range of strategies to ensure that they have a clear understanding of how the pupils are progressing at any point in the lesson. Teaching will become responsive to this on-going picture and consequently, more targeted teaching can then take place to meet the varying needs of the learner’s as the lesson goes. Throughout the school, learners have a very clear understanding of what the learning ahead is going to look like and the timescales. This in turn gives them a structure against which they can see where they are, where they are heading and what they need to do next.

Teachers give excellent feedback throughout the learning process to ensure that all learners are equipped with the correct guidance for moving forward.
We believe in enabling our pupils at Heyes Lane to be highly autonomous. They are involved throughout the learning process and are expected to reflect, assess and contribute to their own progress. We teach our pupils a range of attitudes and learning behaviours to encourage them to be the reflective learners with a developed sense of their own responsibility and agency in the progress that they make.

Summative Assessment

These are the assessments that the learner’s undertake at the end of the termly teaching programmes. These identify what the children have successfully learnt, where any gaps may be and contribute to the planning for the next term’s teaching programme. From this information, the school will also be able to provide further, more specific provision for any pupils who may need to revisit some of the learning or further consolidate.

National Standardised Assessments

All pupils at Heyes Lane will take the statutory national assessments as listed below. 

Reception Baseline Assessment
Y1 – Phonics Screening Check
Y2 – National Curriculum Assessments SATS
Y4 – Multiplication Times Tables Check
Y6 – National Curriculum Assessments

Reception Baseline Assessment

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National Curriculum Tests KS1&2

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Multiplication Times Tables Check

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