Assessment

New National Curriculum Assessment Information - Parent Workshops

Please find below the links to the information Mr Walters and Mrs Webb shared at the recent New National Curriculum Assessment Parents' Workshops. The school won't be sharing the official Government sample papers we showed you during the parent workshops and we strongly urge you not to allow the children to attempt them if you find them elsewhere. As explained, the children will sit these sample papers as a mock SATs practice during the Spring Term.

Assessment at Hurst Green Overview

Rationale

 

At Hurst Green Primary School we believe that regular and robust assessment of the children’s learning is fundamental. The whole school assessment framework allows educational objectives to be systematically set that extend and challenge the children so that they can reach their potential.

Assessment Principles

 

At Hurst Green Primary School we aim to use the principles and processes of assessment to:

 

  • Monitor the progress and attainment of all pupils and support their learning.
  • Recognise the achievements of all pupils and identify any areas of development.
  • Inform all pupils of their progress and next steps.
  • Guide planning, teaching, additional support, curriculum development and resources.
  • Inform parents and the wider community of pupil achievement.
  • Provide information to ensure continuity when the pupil changes school or year group.
  • Comply with National Statutory requirements.

The National Picture

 

In September 2014, a New National Curriculum was introduced to all maintained schools throughout England. English, Maths and Science remain very important and are considered the core subjects in both primary and secondary education. The New National Curriculum sets out in some detail what must be taught in each of these subjects, and they will take up a substantial part of your child’s learning week.

 

Alongside these are the familiar foundation subjects: Art, Computing, Design & Technology, Foreign Languages (age 7+ only), Geography, History, Music, and Physical Education. For these foundation subjects, the details in the curriculum are significantly briefer: schools have much more flexibility regarding what they cover in these subjects.

 

 

Year Group your child is currently in

 

Curriculum Content Taught – English, Mathematics and Science

 

Curriculum Assessed Against – English, Mathematics and Science

 

Curriculum Content Taught – Foundation Subjects

 

Curriculum Assessed Against – Foundation Subjects

 

Next End of Key Stage Test

Reception

All children taught and assessed following the principles of the Early Years Foundation Stage as previous years.

Year One

New National Curriculum

New National Curriculum Expectations

New National Curriculum

New National Curriculum Expectations

Summer 2017

New National Curriculum test

Year Two

New National

Curriculum

New National

Curriculum Levels

New National Curriculum

New National Curriculum Expectations

Summer 2016

New National

Curriculum test

Year Three

New National Curriculum

New National Curriculum Expectations

New National Curriculum

New National Curriculum Expectations

Summer 2019

New National Curriculum test

Year Four

New National Curriculum

New National Curriculum Expectations

New National Curriculum

New National Curriculum Expectations

Summer 2018

New National Curriculum test

Year Five

New National Curriculum

New National Curriculum Expectations

New National Curriculum

New National Curriculum Expectations

Summer 2017

New National Curriculum test

Year Six

New National

Curriculum

New National

Curriculum Levels

New National Curriculum

New National Curriculum Expectations

Summer 2016

New National Curriculum test

How does this affect your child?

 

If your child is currently in Year Two and Year Six they will be assessed against the new governmental assessment system this academic year and will sit the New National Curriculum tests in Summer 2016.

 

If your child is currently in Year One, Year Three, Year Four or Year Five they will be assessed against the New National Curriculum End of Year Expectations and will sit the New National Curriculum tests from Summer 2016.

 

In order to inform you about the standard that The Department for Education now expects of your child we have produced the Hurst Green Performance Standards. These are written versions of the expectations and objectives outlined in the New National Curriculum and represent what is expected of a child by the end of each academic year in Reading, Writing and Mathematics. These Performance Standards form the basis of the school’s New National Curriculum assessment framework and are used by the teachers when assessing your child’s learning.