Early Years

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 with us, either in Nursery or Reception, staff will monitor his/her development against the Early Years Foundation Stage framework. Teachers use Development Matters 2023 to support monitoring of progress. Insights will be shared at parent consultation meetings in Autumn and Spring term, and through the end of year report.

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 and the Year 6 results are reported to the Local Authority for Islington. The results will be sent home with end of year reports.  Optional test materials may be used in Years 1, 3, 4 and 5 to assist teacher assessment of pupil progress.

Children will either be assessed as working at greater depth, working at the expected standard, working towards the expected standard or working below the expected standard.

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. Teachers and children use the triangle system to assess their learning – one side of a triangle means they have not achieved the learning intention, two sides of a triangle means they have nearly achieved the learning intention and three sides of a triangle means they have achieved the learning intention. 

Please see the Feedback Policy and Assessment Policy for further information. 

Family consultations

Parents are very welcome in school and we try to involve families 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 / email 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.