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At the end of each Key Stage, children undertake tests and assessment tasks to support judgements against a national standard or expectation. These results are used to inform teachers of the strengths and areas for development for your child as they move into the next Key Stage.

At the end of the Early Years Foundation Stage (Reception) the EYFS Profile is completed. The DfE has announced that assessments at the end of KS1 will become non-statutory from the academic year 2023 to 2024. However, as a school, we have opted to continue with these tests in an informal manner to support our teacher assessment of pupils to best support their progress and outcomes. At the end of KS2 (Year 6), children will sit national tests (SATs) in May. These are externally marked and results are shared with parents in July.

Our results are listed below:


Early Years foundation stage - good level of development

The EYFS Profile is broken down into seven specific areas of learning:

  • Communication and language
  • Physical development
  • Personal, social and emotional development (PSE)
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive arts and design

Within each of these areas, there are specific Early Learning Goals – for example, in the case of Communication and language, these are Listening and attention, Understanding, and Speaking. Each child is given an achievement level for each area of learning.

On leaving the Foundation Stage at the end of Reception, a child is considered to have a ‘good level of development’ if they have achieved at least the expected level in the Early Learning Goals in all aspects of PSE, Physical development, Communication and language, Literacy and Mathematics.

Year 1 Phonics Screening Check

The phonics screening check is a short, simple test taken by Year 1 children in England each June to assess their reading ability. Children are required to read 40 words - some of which will be nonsense words. Nonsense words are letter sequences that follow regular phonetic rules and are pronounceable, but have no meaning. The phonics screening check enables parents (and teachers) to ensure that children are on track with their word reading by the end of Year 1. Children who cannot successfully read 32 of the words will be given extra support and will be given another opportunity to attempt the test at the end of Year 2.

Year 4 Multiplication Tables Check

The multiplication tables check (MTC) is statutory for all Year 4 pupils registered at state funded maintained schools. The multiplication tables check is an online, on-screen assessment given to pupils in year 4. It checks their ability to fluently recall times tables up to 12x12 whilst also helping schools to identify if children may need additional support. Department for Education Performance Information - Calverton Primary School