Assessment & Reporting

Here are our curricular plans for each class. This year we are currently on cycle B.

Assessment is an integral part of the teaching and learning cycle at Kippax North Primary school.

Core subjects

We use 2 key types of assessment:

Formative assessment is ongoing and cumulative within a lesson and over a series of lessons.  It provides information which informs teachers’ future planning for the whole class, and to meet the needs of every individual. Children are often involved in this process so that they understand where they have been successful and how they can improve further. Examples on formative assessment are:

  • Carefully planned questions
  • Marking and feedback (both verbal and written)
  • Gathering responses
  • Lessons start with a “retrieval” activity which allows teacher to assess whether core knowledge for individual subjects has been retained over time and if necessary, will be used to inform future planning.

Summative assessment takes place at the end of a unit of work and allows the teacher to see what has been learned and retained over time.  At Kippax North Primary School, we follow three, 13-week assessment cycles each academic year for English and Maths:

  • Weeks 1 to 8 - Tailored teaching and sequencing
  • Weeks 8 to 9 - Testing; data input; data / planning days
  • Weeks 10 to 13 - Interventions – re-teach / extend / pre-teach

Our assessment system is designed to answer the question ‘did pupils learn it?’ rather than ‘did we teach it?’.

Pupils also complete statutory assessments at the following points:

  • End of reception
  • Year 1 phonics screening check
  • Year 4 multiplication check
  • End of KS2 assessments (SATS)

Foundation subjects and Science

We use detailed progression documentation which set out the key substantive and disciplinary knowledge we want pupils to learn and retain in each unit. Teachers assess, throughout the unit, whether pupils have learned and understood new content.

Retrieval activities are built into the start of each lesson to determine whether previous learning has been committed to pupils’ memories and this helps us identify any knowledge we need to revisit.

We also carry out a POP (proof of progress) task at the end of each unit which may be:

  • A finished piece of work and an evaluation of that work
  • A quiz
  • An essay

Information sharing with parents

Details about pupils’ attainment and progress is shared at bi-annual parent consultations and in end of year reports. We also celebrate children’s achievements via our online platform “Class dojo.”  School operates an open- door policy so that parents can discuss any areas of concern when required.  The SENCo and Learning mentor are available to support at meetings as required.

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