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Assessment and SATs

At Whitechapel Primary assessment is integral in the teaching and learning process. Continued monitoring of each child’s progress gives a clear picture of what each child is doing. It is important that the teacher knows what has been remembered, what skills have been acquired and what concepts have been understood. This enables teachers to reflect on what children are doing and informs their future planning. The outcomes of our assessments will help children become involved in raising their own expectations, celebrating their own achievement and increasing their self-motivation.

In Reception baseline assessments are carried out at the beginning of the school year. Throughout their time in Reception an individual learning journal is developed in which children, parents and staff all contribute so that a robust profile of what each child can do is created. The school uses the online Tapestry system which parents can interact with from home, adding their own observations.

During the summer term of Year 1, children complete the Phonics screener. Children are assessed individually by their class teacher of a range real and alien words – inline with their phonics teaching and learning in school.

In the summer term of Year 4, children will sit a multiplication test and this is completed online. Children will practice their multiplication tables regularly throughout their time in school and the test will help teachers to gauge the children’s currently ability and inform next steps in learning.

At the end of Year 2 and Year 6, pupils undertake more formal assessments against a national standard (SATs tests). These results are reported to parents and recorded nationally. For all children in Year 1-6 teacher assessments and progress towards end-of-year targets are reported to parents in the Autumn, Spring and Summer terms. Our assessment system alongside the excellent teaching ensures that pupils make very good progress during their time at our school.

However, it is important to note, there are many other measures which we use to mark achievement and it is important to recognise that individuals have many and varied talents.

School Vision : “We succeed when we all flourish together.”

Updated for 2021 – Due to disruptions caused by COVID-19, all summer term assessments (Key Stage 1 & 2 SATs, Year 1 Phonics, Year 4 Multiplication test and the EYFS Foundation Stage Profile – has been cancelled).


Click here to read more about Year 2 (KS1) assessment and SATs.

Click here to read more about Year 6 (KS2) assessment and SATs.

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