When children start in Year R- Reception, teachers are quick to undertake baseline assessments to clearly understand where children are and how their learning can be stretched. Initially assessments are undertaken using the 40-60 months Matters statements. (For our youngest children or those who are a little behind, the 30-50 months statements may be more relevant.) Later in the year, teachers will look towards making assessments in line with the "Early Learning Goals".
Throughout the year, teachers continually monitor and assess pupil progresss and then ensure the curriculum is matched and bespoke to individual need to enable them to thrive.
Pupils in Year 1 and above are assessed according the the standards expected by the Department for Education in their relevant year group.
Below you will find materials published by the NAHT that give guidance on what is required to meet the expected standards in reading, writing and mathematics.
At the end of each year, children are assessed as being either "Below Expected", "Meeting the Expected Standard" or "Above". Depending which age range your child is in, "Above" may be referred to as "Exceeding" or "Greater Depth" or "Higher Level".
Whilst it is expected that this information is reported to parents at the end of Year 2 (and Year 6), at Aspley Guise we inform parents as to their progress every year so that parents are well informed as their child's attainment and progress.
You can find guidance on maths activites that link to the maths targets at: https://uk.ixl.com/math/
For children in Oak Class (EYFS), we ask that parents support our collection of evidence on what children can do by completing a WOW moment form when they see their child doing something new: