Children's learning is assessed continually throughout the year. Teachers use this assessment information when planning future learning.
For reading, writing and mathematics, we use Key Learning Indicators of Performance (KLIPS) to measure pupil attainment and progress.
In other National Curriculum subjects, children's learning in each year group is measured against outcomes linked to the Key Stage content. At the end of the academic year, a judgement is made to determine whether a child is 'secure' in the Year Group expectations.
In 2017, pupils in Year 6 and in Year 2 were assessed against the 'Interim teacher assessment frameworks' for their respective Key Stage.
This assessment included national assessment tests in Reading, Spelling and Grammar, and Mathematics. The teachers also assessed pupil attainment in Writing and Science.
For pupils in Year 1, there was a phonics screening test in June to assess their ability to apply knowledge of phonics (letters and sounds) when decoding words. Pupils in Year 2, who didn't pass the phonics test in Year 1, were re-tested.
We are very proud of the achievement of all of our children, some of whom had only been with us for a short time and others who began their journey with us in our nursery. This year we were particularly pleased with the achievement in maths, which had been a whole school development for 2016-2017. Some of the children in Year 6 narrowly missed out on achieving a scaled score of 100 by just a few marks and as a school we celebrated with the children regardless of whether they scored 100 or 99.
As a school we place a great deal of emphasis on ensuring children make progress in these core skills, however, we also remain committed to providing a broad and balanced curriculum to the children so that they are happy here and hold fond memories of their time at Coppull Primary School.