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Pupil Progress

As has been our practice for the past few of years, in an effort to keep you even better informed about your child’s progress, you receive Teacher Assessment Grade Cards in the Autumn and Spring terms in addition to the longer full Report in the summer.

These report cards inform you of your child’s current attainment. Each child is also set targets for reading, writing and maths to move their learning forward. Your child will receive a National Curriculum grade as well as an effort grade.

Please see below an explanation of both these grading systems.

Curriculum Assessment

This is now described as ‘y ‘for year group then the number of the year group of the curriculum your child is accessing and then ‘b’= beginning; ‘w’= within; ‘s’= secure

Children can be + at any of the stages.

 

Year 1

y1b

y1b+

y1w

y1w+

y1s

y1s+

Year 2

Y2b

Y2b+

Y2w

Y2w+

Y2s

Y2s+

Year 3

Y3b

Y3b+

Y3w

Y3w+

Y3s

Y3s+

Year 4

Y4b

Y4b+

Y4w

Y4w+

Y4s

Y4s+

Year 5

Y5b

Y5b+

Y5w

Y5w+

Y5s

Y5s+

Year 6

y6b

y6b+

y6w

y6w+

y6s

y6s+

 

This is a system that compares and describes learning outcomes with the curriculum for their age group. The emphasis in the new curriculum is on breadth and depth of study and being able to apply skills across a range of matters rather than just going through levels hierarchically. The majority of children will be assessed as being at some stage within their year group band but where pupils are working significantly above or below average children of their age, other year group objectives are used, for example a more able year 2 child may be taught from the year 3 curriculum once they have displayed working at greater depth in their year group.

 

Children will be assessed in terms of the year group’s curriculum they are on and then ‘b’ for beginning or ‘b+’; ‘w’ for within or ‘w+’; or ‘s’ for secure or ‘s+’. Children are being assessed against age related expectations for the end of the academic year.

 

For example, a pupil in year 4 who is at the beginning of their curriculum but achieving well in that beginning stage would be ‘y4b+’ (this is not the same as old NC level 4b).

A more able child at this time of the year might be ‘y4w’.                                                                                     Another child could be in year 4 but working at ‘y3w+’

 

End of Key Stage Assessment (Years 2 and 6 only)

The end of key stage assessment will be reported using the following statements.

  • Not working at the expected standard

  • Working at the expected standard

  • Working at Greater Depth

The children must evidence that a pupil demonstrates consistent attainment of all of the statements within the standard relevant to their key stage.

 

Effort Grade

The effort grade will focus on your child’s commitment to learning in the classroom. . It reflects their attitude and learning behaviours demonstrated in class. It is marked from 1-5 with 1 as the top grade.

1 Works consistently well in class, participating in all activities

1 Usually works to best of ability, generally participating in class activities

3 Generally works to best of abilities and participates in most activities.

4 Occasionally applies self to work and may participate in activities.

5 Minimum effort in class with very little participation.

 

 Behaviour Grades

The behaviour is rated from 1-5 with 1 being the top grade. This includes learning behaviour.

1 Consistently well behaved in class and around the school

1 Usually well behaved

3 Some incidences of misbehaviour and reminders of rules required

4 Several recorded incidences of misbehaviour in class and around school

5 Frequent recorded incidences of misbehaviour in class and around school

 

I hope you will find this information useful and discuss the targets and areas of improvement needed, with your child, as well as congratulating them on their successes

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