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Assessment and Tracking

 

Assessment at Eckington C of E First School – Yr 1 – Yr 5

In September 2014, the government introduced a new curriculum for primary schools. The new national curriculum is founded on the principle that teachers should ensure pupils have a secure understanding of key ideas and concepts before moving onto the next phase of learning. Progress should involve developing deeper or wider understanding, not just moving on to work of greater difficulty, this is known as learning at greater depth/mastery.

 

As part of this, the old assessment system of levels such as 3c, 3b, 3a etc was removed. Schools are now able to select their own system for tracking achievement of pupils. Children at Eckington are now assessed under ‘golden codes’ which are linked to the expected level a child should reach in each term for their age. Evidence is collected through every day class work as well as tests (exactly the same as we have done previously). Once children have achieved the expected level for their year group they are provided with further challenges in order to achieve mastery.

 

Y5S (year 5 secure)

Expected level for a child in yr 5 at the end of the Summer term

Y5D (year 5 developing)

Expected level for a child in yr 5 at the end of the Spring term

Y5E (year 5 emerging)

Expected level for a child in yr 5 at the end of the Autumn term

Y4S (year 4 secure)

Expected level for a child in yr 4 at the end of the Summer term

Y4D (year 4 developing)

Expected level for a child in yr 4 at the end of the Spring term

Y4E (year 4 emerging)

Expected level for a child in yr 4 at the end of the Autumn term

Y3S (year 3 secure)

Expected level for a child in yr 3 at the end of the Summer term

Y3D (year 3 developing)

Expected level for a child in yr 3 at the end of the Spring term

Y3E (year 3 emerging)

Expected level for a child in yr 3 at the end of the Autumn term

Y2S (year 2 secure)

Expected level for a child in yr 2 at the end of the Summer term

Y2D (year 2 developing)

Expected level for a child in yr 2 at the end of the Spring term

Y2E (year 2 emerging)

Expected level for a child in yr 2 at the end of the Autumn term

Y1S (year 1 secure)

Expected level for a child in yr 1 at the end of the Summer term

Y1D (year 1 developing)

Expected level for a child in yr 1 at the end of the Spring term

Y1E (year 1 emerging)

Expected level for a child in yr 1 at the end of the Autumn term

Table to explain the meaning of ‘golden codes’

 

The hashtags (#) relate to how well the child has 'mastered' the curriculum - the depth of understanding

#1 = knows facts, but struggles to apply

#2 = knows facts & can apply ( typical learner)

#3 = knows facts & can apply in depth (mastery - able learner)

#4 = knows facts & can apply to a greater depth (mastery - more able learner)

Teachers are constantly assessing children’s achievements against the new National Curriculum (2014) to build a clear picture of their strengths and areas where further teaching is required. Once a term teachers will use this information to make a judgement against the age related expectation for core subjects.

 In addition to the usual end of year report you receive, you will now also get a termly data report. This report will provide you with up to date information on your child’s attendance and a comparison of your child’s current attainment (coloured bar) against the expected level (black bar) at that point in the year. This is obviously only a snapshot of your child at school and we encourage parents to have regular conversations with teachers about how they are progressing socially and emotionally at school as well as academically. We hope this new termly report provides parents with additional, regular updates on their child’s progress, alongside our current curriculum sharing sessions, parents’ evenings, informal discussions on the playground and end of year written reports.

Please don’t hesitate to ask if you have any questions about your child – we have an open door policy and aim to develop strong partnerships with parents.

Miss Breakwell