The national curriculum is organised into blocks of years called ‘key stages’ (KS). At Cheam Park Farm we have three key stages: Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) for Nursery and Reception; KS1 for Years 1 and 2; and KS2 for Years 3 to 6.
At the end of a key stage, the teacher will formally assess each child’s performance. These assessments are informally referred to as ‘SATs’. KS2 assessements take place in May and are more formal in format than in EYFS and KS1. The tests are taken in Year 6 and cover the three core subjects, English, mathematics and science.
The results of your child’s end of year key stage assessments will be sent home to parents by the end of the summer term. High schools use the results of the KS2 assessements to place children in sets for subjects.
EYFS and Key Stage 1 Results
Our EYFS and KS1 pupils made excellent progress in 2016 and on the whole achieved very good results.
In Reception 72% of the children achieved a good level of development (GLD). This means they achieved the expected level of achievement for Reception age children. This is the most successful year and we are delighted with the achievement. Those who did not achieve GLD made very good progress across the board.
In Year 1 89% of the children achieved the expected level for the phonics screening check. This is the most successful year and we are very proud of the children.
Year 2 assessment results achieved in 2016:
Reading 37% 43%
Writing 38% 21%
Maths 49% 27%
EXS: expected standard GDS: greater depth
Key Stage 2 Results
At Cheam Park Farm, our children have met and exceeded the new tougher national standards in huge numbers. We are exceptionally proud of how well our children did in 2016 – their results indicate that the vast majority of them are very well prepared for secondary school. They should be congratulated on their achievements.
Percentage of children reaching the expected standard in 2016:
|||Cheam Park Farm||National average|
|Reading, writing and maths||80%||53%|