In the normal course of a school week, our pupils are set a wide range of targets and objectives to achieve. The target sheets they have in their Mathematics books or Big Write folders contain key targets for Writing and Maths. These are evaluated by Class Teachers and progress is updated on the sheets. Targets are discussed alongside progress during our Parent’s evenings. We encourage our Parents to support their child by practising and working on these targets at home. Some children may have targets outside of Writing and Maths. Most children in the Foundation Stage (Nursery and Reception) will have targets linked to Personal, Social and Emotional Development or basic acquisition of skills in English and Mathematics. Pupils with a Statement / EHC Plan or identified at SEND support will have Personal Learning Plans (PLP’s).
Assessment plays a vital role at Frithwood. Assessment for learning and key summative assessment enables us to fully meet the needs of our pupils and plan effective and creative teaching and learning.
- Meet the needs of all pupils and recognise achievement.
- Monitor the progress of pupils and support learning.
- Analyse the performance of different groups within the school and each class.
- Help close the gap between individuals and groups.
- Inform the planning process (in the short, medium and long term).
- Inform SEN and other provision in school.
- Keep children and parents informed about curriculum progress.
- Provide information to ensure continuity when pupils change year group/Key Stage.
- Identify curriculum strengths and development areas.
A range of key assessments are carried out at set times during the academic year.
These assessments include:
- Class actions in light of end of year data analysis.
- End of Key Stage SATs in Year 2 and Year 6.
- End of year QCA tests in Years 3-5.
- Reading, spelling and maths benchmark tests twice a year.
- EYFS profile assessments.
- Mock SATs/QCA tests.
- Weekly / Fortnightly Big Writes.
- Half termly Read, Write, Inc. assessments.
- Target setting for pupils (including PLPs).
- Detailed pupil progress reviews.
- Pupil progress meetings.
- Reporting to parents - spring term interim report, summer term full report
- A range of subject based assessments across the curriculum.