There will be a number of national summative assessments of your child during their time at Belmont. Brief details are given below.
EYFS Baseline Assessment:
Children are assessed against the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) 17 areas of learning within the first weeks of joining Belmont School. The results influence planning and over the year children’s learning is captured in English and Art Learning Journeys and on-line via ‘Tapestry’. The age related expectation at the start of Reception Class is 40 - 60 months.
Early Learning Goals:
At the end of Reception, children are assessed against the ELG (Early Learning Goals) in the 17 areas.
Phonics Test Year 1:
In term 6, children take a phonics test of 40 words (including nonsense words) 1:1 with a teacher. If children do not meet the expected standard they will take the test again at the end of Year 2.
Key Stage 1 SATs:
In the Summer Term, children in Year 2 take SATs tests for Reading and Mathematics. These tests are not timed and are conducted in a sensitive manner. There is an optional GPS (Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling) test too. These tests are used to influence teacher assessment and the accuracy of these assessments is ensured through both internal, local cluster and Local Authority support/moderation.
Multiplication Tables Check (MTC)
The Multiplication Tables Check (MTC) will become statutory for year 4 pupils in the summer of 2020. The check will take place in June and will assess pupil recall of all times tables to 12x12.
Key Stage 2 SATs:
In May, children in Year 6 take timed tests according to a timetable released by the DfE. The children take tests for Reading, Mathematics and GPS (Grammar Punctuation Spelling). Writing assessment is through teacher assessment. These assessments identify whether or not the children are working towards, at or above age expectations. Teachers also provide a teacher assessment and the accuracy of these assessments is ensured through both internal, local cluster and Local Authority support/moderation.