Assessments at Rickley Park

We believe that assessment for learning underpins all aspects of quality first teaching and this is reflected in our approach to learning at Rickley Park Primary School. We use tracking and assessment to ensure that all children are accurately monitored and their progress is shared with parents so that we can support learning together.

Early Years

Children in Nursery and Foundation Stage are assessed against the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) outcomes. At Rickley Park we use Early Essence to record and track the achievements of the children. 

Year 1 Phonics

In the EYFS, KS1 and, where required in Key Stage 2, we will use the Read Write Inc. Assessments to determine the current phonics level individual children are working on (please refer to the phonics page for more information).

Year 1 undertake the statutory Year 1 Phonics Assessment in the summer term and those children in Year 2 who do not meet the expected level in the statutory Year 1 Phonics Assessment, will retake the assessment again in the summer term of year 2.

Year 4 Multiplication Table Check

During the summer term of year 4, children complete a multiplication table check of 25 questions ranging across all of the times tables. 

End of Key Stage 1 and end of Key Stage 2

At the end of Year 2 and Year 6, the children are assessed through the Standardised National Tests (SATs). Children are given a “scaled score” for reading, grammar, punctuation and spelling and Maths with 100 being the expected score. This means that if a child achieves a scaled score of 100 or more than they are at the expected level. A score below 100 means that they are working below the expected level.

The national aspiration is that all children will reach the expected level and that all children should be working within their age related expectations.  

Ongoing Assessment

  • Assessment for Learning is integral to our lesson structure and means that we can address misconceptions quickly whilst deepening the learning for those who are ready.
  • Children's writing is teacher assessed and moderated across the school, with other schools in the Bletchley Partnership and through local authority moderation.   
  • We use formal PiXL maths, reading and SPAG tests to track children throughout the year. PiXL tests allow us to identify gaps in each child's learning and create interventions to address any misconceptions.