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In Reception, assessments are made against the age banding levels from ‘Development matters in the Early Years Foundation Stage’ using the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile in the seven areas of learning.  Evidence is gathered of children’s knowledge, skills, understanding and characteristics of learning and this is used to assess children’s development and progress towards the Early Learning Goals.

In Key Stages 1 and 2 (Years 1 to 6), children’s progress is assessed in all subject areas against the steps as defined by the school’s chosen assessment tool, Target Tracker.

These formative assessments enable teachers to:

  • track children's progress as they progress through the school
  • use diagnostic information about children's strengths and areas for development
  • make judgements as to whether children are working towards, have met or exceeded the end of year expectations for each of the core National Curriculum subjects

Target Tracker supports teachers in providing targeted learning opportunities and reviewing children’s on-going work in order to make judgements in relation to their progress against Age Related Expectations (ARE).

At St Peter's ssessment is part of the day to day classroom activity and forms part of a teacher’s planning in order to facilitate pupil progress and improve teaching and learning. Throughout the year assessment tasks, together with a range of other evidence, are used to assess children’s knowledge, skills and understanding.

At the end of each half term the assessments are used to highlight the Target Tracker steps achieved, providing evidence of a child’s progress toward the end of year expectations. This data is analysed and used to identify any gaps or ‘next steps’ in children’s learning and inform future planning.

At the end of Year 2 and Year 6, all children are tested in accordance with the statutory guidelines and a teacher assessment is made against the Interim Framework.

Click here to download the Interim teacher assessment frameworks at the end of key stage 1 (Year 2) for reading, writing, mathematics and science.

Click here to download An information guide for parents from the Standards and Testing Agency


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St Peter's CE School
Alvescot, Bampton, Oxon OX18 2PU
Tel: 01993 842535
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