- At KS1, phonic knowledge is assessed daily in order to inform future planning and termly to assess the children’s current level of achievement within the ‘Letters and Sounds’ framework.
- Statutory phonic screening occurs at the end of year 1 and, where appropriate, at the end of year 2. Assessment information is then used to identify children who continue to need support in KS2.
- In reading, teachers make informal assessments of children on a daily and weekly basis during focused individual or group work. Planning is adjusted to take account of individual or group needs and next steps.
- Children’s reading is benchmarked termly to check the colour band of the books they are reading. Children are encouraged to read immediately above and below their colour band to develop fluency, vocabulary and comprehension skills.
- Formal reading tests are completed at the KS1 and 2. Teachers throughout KS2 also use summative assessment tests at key times throughout the year.
- Informal assessments are made of children’s writing skills on a daily and weekly basis.
- Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation are assessed weekly at KS2.
- Regular opportunities for writing in different genres provide a range of evidence of a child’s writing skills.
- Weekly spelling tests are given from yr upwards.