It is a statutory requirement to report the attainment of children at the end of KS1. The KS1 tests are designed to test pupils’ knowledge and understanding of the KS1 programmes of study.
Teachers must administer the English reading and mathematics tests to help make a secure judgement for their final teacher assessment at the end of KS1. The tests make up one piece of evidence for the overall teacher assessment.
The statutory phonics screening check due to take place in June 2021 for all children in year one was cancelled. The screening check has been designed to help teachers and school leaders confirm whether individual pupils have learnt phonic decoding to the expected standard.
The EYFS Profile sums up and describes each child’s development and learning achievements at the end of the EYFS. It is based on ongoing observation and assessment in seven areas of learning and development, namely:
|Communication and Language|
|Personal, Social and Emotional Development|
|Understanding the World|
|Expressive Arts and Design|
Each child’s development is recorded against the ELGs, spread across the seven areas of learning and judgments are made from the observation of consistent and independent behaviour, predominantly from children’s self-initiated activities.
At the end of their first year in school teachers must make a judgement for each ELG as to whether the child’s learning and development is best described as emerging, expected or exceeding.
A child is deemed to have a good level of development (GLD) if they are learning as ‘expected‘ or their learning is ‘exceeding’ in the prime areas as well as literacy and maths.