Nursery learning journeys

Every child’s progress is closely monitored at St John Evangelist Catholic Primary School so that we can provide the best possible opportunities and highest levels of support.   When your child starts nursery, staff will informally monitor his/her development and keep detailed records. This information is shared with families and either transferred to the reception class or to the child’s new school.

Foundation stage profile

Children continue to be assessed in Reception where staff will add information to an assessment profile for each individual. Insights will be shared at parent consultation meetings. Your child will have a learning journey book of photos and comments which will be available during the year for you to look at.

Year One Phonics Screening Check

All children in Year 1 will participate in a phonics check. This will take place in June. Results are included within the Year 1 end of term report.

Year Four Times Table Check

All children in Year 4 will participate in an online timed multiplication tables check. The check will assessment children’s rapid recall of the multiplication facts to 12 x 12. This will take place in June. Results are included within the Year 4 end of term report.

National Tests

Children in Year 2 and Year 6 are assessed during the month of May. The results of these assessments are reported annually to parents. They will be sent home with end of year reports.  Optional test materials may be used in Years 3, 4 and 5 to assist teacher assessment of pupil progress.

Due to the changes to the national curriculum this year, children will no longer be assessed using levels. Children will either be assessed as working at age related expectation, above age related expectation or below age related expectation.

Marking and assessment

We aim to provide feedback to children through high quality marking so that they have specific advice about improvements to their work. Children are given time to read and review their work following marking. Children are encouraged to draw a smiley / sad face when they have finished their work to show their level of understanding and to add a comment if possible.

Assessment Policy

Feedback Policy

Family consultations

Parents are very welcome in school and we try and  involve them with their children’s education as much as possible. Family consultation evenings take place in the Autumn and Spring Terms. We ask that Key Stage 2 children attend the meetings with their parents so they can be involved in discussing how well they are progressing and what their next steps are.

In addition to this if you wish to meet with the class teacher please arrange an appointment after school. Our staff are always happy to listen to concerns or to offer support. You can call at the office or telephone for an appointment.

Reports to parents

At the end of each year your child will bring home a full report detailing progress and achievements across the curriculum. The report will be based on self-assessment by your child and summative observations by the teaching team. Parents/Guardians are encouraged to provide feedback to the school.