Key Assessment Standards Year 1 to Year 4

The downloadable forms give examples of our assessment sheets for Years 1 -Year 4.
Teachers use these sheets to judge progress for groups and individuals and plan the next learning steps. They are used as an ongoing record of children's progress towards key end of year expectations and support our judgements about the standards of a work a child is achieving throughout the year.
 
Children are expected to be able to 'master' every statement by the end of the year. 
 We have developed assessment statements for each year group  that are: rooted in the National Curriculum, reflect Key Performance indicators (KPIs), are focussed on the key skills, learning and knowledge for each year group and reflect the needs of our children.  We have limited those key areas we wish to assess, but teachers teach all of the National Curriculum. 
 
We use the tracking to check how well pupils are making good progress towards meeting or exceeding the expected standards for their age; to ensure all pupils are set challenging goals, given their starting points, and are making good progress towards meeting or exceeding these. To move away from the dangers of ‘pace and race, those children who acquire the skill quickly, then do work that deepens their knowledge, understanding and skills, rather than simply undertaking more work of the same difficulty or going on to study different content.

All of our judgements are intrinsically linked to teaching and reflect the teaching style needed for a child at that time in any particular area of the curriculum.

Working Towards the expected end of year standards:

Emerging (1) The objective has been taught but pupil need significant support  both in how the work is scaffolded and frequent teacher/LSA support/intervention.  The pupil may demonstrate a lack of confidence in applying the new skill and will make frequent errors.

Developing (2) On many occasions the objective has been returned to and the  pupil may well have had the chance to apply new skills and knowledge in other areas of the curriculum. Teaching will still reflect the cognitive stage outlined below.  There are some instances when they can demonstrate knowledge, skills and understanding independently, but not often ‘at distance’ from the original teaching input.

Working within the expected end of year standards

Securing (3) Pupils can demonstrate and apply knowledge, skills and understanding with a small amount of support or scaffolding.  They demonstrate the ability to apply the skills and process taught. There may be some errors – typically a child will show the ability to identify and correct work when errors are pointed out. There may be a few statements where the teacher feels that more coverage is needed to move on to stage 4.

Expected/Mastery (4)-Pupils have the expected knowledge, skills and understanding and can usually use these independently. To be working at Expected at the end of the year, pupils need to be doing all of the objectives most of the time, including those objectives from the previous year).

Working at depth within the expected end of year standards

Working at Depth (5) Pupils are able to use their knowledge, skills and understanding in a variety of contexts and across the curriculum independently. Teachers create challenge through different teaching approaches and allowing the children to deepen their knowledge through the application of skills throughout the curriculum. There are frequent opportunities for children to broaden and deepen their understanding.