Children are assessed at various points throughout their time in school. At Eastfield pupils are assessed:
- at the beginning and end of the Early Years Foundation Stage,
- at the end of Year One in phonics
- at the end of Year Two, Key Stage One, in Reading, Writing and Maths
- at the end of Year Four in Multiplication Tables
- at the end of Year Six, Key Stage Two, in Reading, Writing and Maths
We will always let you know when assessments are due and what your child will do as part of the assessment.
KS2 Results 2022
The government will not publish KS2 school level data for the 2021 to 2022 academic year. They have archived data from the 2018 to 2019 academic year because they recognise that the data from that year may no longer reflect current performance.
The EYFS Profile is the statutory assessment that takes place at the end of the EYFS, during the summer term of the year in which the child reaches five, usually in the reception class. The EYFS profile summarises and describes children’s attainment at the end of the EYFS. It gives:
- the child’s attainment in relation to the 17 early learning goals (ELG) descriptors
- a short narrative describing the child’s 3 characteristics of effective learning.
Practitioners’ assessments are primarily based on observing a child’s daily activities and events. In particular, practitioners should note the learning that a child demonstrates spontaneously, independently and consistently in a range of contexts. Accurate assessment takes into account a range of perspectives. This should include those of the child, parents and other adults who have significant interactions with the child.
EYFS September 2021 Onwards – The new EYFS curriculum will be delivered and assessed against in Pre-school and Foundation Stage 2.
Good level of development (GLD)
Children are defined as having reached a good level of development at the end of the EYFS in the reception year if they have achieved at least the expected level for the ELGs in:
- the prime areas of learning – personal, social and emotional development, physical development, and communication and language
- the specific areas of mathematics and literacy
Goals for 2021-2022: to improve the standards in Literacy, Reading and Writing, to ensure more children achieve a Good Level of Development
Year One Phonics 2018-2019
Children in Year One have a phonics screening test. This is usually held in June. The children are asked to read 40 words. Some of these words are real words, some are pseudo or ‘alien’ words. All the words require the children to have good phonics reading skills.
|Eastfield Pass rate||69%|
|National Pass rate||82%|
Goals for 2021-2022:
Our Y1 children will sit a phonics screening test in June 2022.
Our aim is that the pupils at Eastfield read as well as other children Nationally in Year One.
KS1 SATs 2018 – 2019
At the end of Year 2, children take SATs in:
- English grammar, punctuation and spelling (optional paper, schools can decide whether to use it)
In September 2017 it was confirmed that the KS1 SATs will be made non-statutory (so schools will be able to choose whether to administer them or not) from 2023. Until then children will continue to be assessed in May during Year 2.
Key Stage 1 reading
The reading test for Year 2 pupils is made up of two separate papers:
- Paper 1 consists of a selection of texts totalling 400 to 700 words, with questions interspersed
- Paper 2 comprises a reading booklet of a selection of passages totalling 800 to 1100 words. Children will write their answers in a separate booklet.
Each paper is worth 50 per cent of the marks, and should take around 30 minutes, but children are not to be strictly timed, as the tests are not intended to assess children’s ability to work at speed. The texts in the reading papers cover a range of fiction, non-fiction and poetry, and get progressively more difficult towards the end of the test. Teachers have the option to stop the test at any point that they feel is appropriate for a particular child.
Key stage 1 grammar, spelling and punctuation
Children taking Key Stage 1 SATs may also sit two separate papers in grammar, spelling and punctuation:
- Paper 1: a 20-word spelling test taking approximately 15 minutes and worth 20 marks.
- Paper 2: a grammar, punctuation and vocabulary test, in two sections of around 10 minutes each (with a break between, if necessary), worth 20 marks. This will involve a mixture of selecting the right answers e.g. through multiple choice, and writing short answers.
KS1 SPAG test is optional, so schools can choose whether to administer it to pupils.
Key Stage 1 maths
The Key Stage 1 maths test is made up of two papers:
- Paper 1: arithmetic, worth 25 marks and taking around 15 minutes.
- Paper 2: mathematical fluency, problem-solving and reasoning, worth 35 marks and taking 35 minutes, with a break if necessary. There are a variety of question types: multiple choice, matching, true/false, constrained (e.g. completing a chart or table; drawing a shape) and less constrained (e.g. where children have to show or explain their method).
Children are not allowed to use any tools such as calculators or number lines.
The KS1 SATs are due to be administered in May 2022.
Unlike KS2 SATs, KS1 SATs don’t have to be administered according to a nationally-set timetable in a specific week. Schools are free to manage the timetable and will aim to administer the tests in the classroom in a low-stress, low-key way; some children won’t even be aware they’ve taken them.
Papers are marked by teachers within school and children are given a scaled score. Their raw score – the actual number of marks they get – is translated into a scaled score, where a score of 100 means the child is working at the expected standard.
A score below 100 indicates that the child needs more support, whereas a score of above 100 suggests the child is working at a higher level than expected for their age. The maximum score possible is 115, and the minimum is 85.
Teacher assessments are also used to build up a picture of your child’s learning and achievements. In addition, your child will receive an overall result saying whether they have achieved the required standard in the tests.
|Expected Standard and above||2018-2019 Eastfield Results||2018-2019 National Results|
We have developed a new approach to teaching early reading and writing. Our aim is that the pupils at Eastfield read and write as well as other children Nationally in Year Two.
KS2 SATs 2018 – 2019
Children in English schools take SATs twice during their school career.
The first time is in Key Stage 1, when they will have tests in Year 2.
The next time your child will take SATs will be in Key Stage 2 in Year 6, aged 11. More formal than Key Stage 1, these written tests (in Reading, Maths and SPAG) are generally 45 minutes long. The papers are sent away for marking and the results are known before children leave primary school in July. Children are also assessed in writing, but these assessments take place over several pieces of work during the school year.
|Expected Standard and above||2018 – 2019||National Results 2019|
The progress schools make children make over their time in KS2 is also measures. If a school has a 0 progress score it means the children made the expected progress. If the progress score is positive, it means the pupils made better than expected progress.
|Expected and above||2018 -2019|
Goals for 2021-2022: We are working on improving pupils standards in writing across all KS2.