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June 2015 - Ofsted Report

We are pleased to announce that St Mary's has been rated 'Good' in its recent Ofsted Inspection.
Please click on the link below to read the report.


Contact Details


St Mary's CE (A) Primary School,
Mucklestone
TF9 4DN

Opening Hours: 08:00 - 17:00
Tel: 01630 672126
Fax: ----- --- ---
office@st-marys-mucklestone.staffs.sch.uk


Assessment


As from September 2016 the school has adopted the latest National Curriculum. The main changes have been in mathematics where there has been a rise in the expectation for most year groups. There have been many recent changes, some aspects have been taken away and others have been added. The school has worked hard to plan an exciting curriculum, based on the new curriculum through a topic based approach. We assess children in every subject; these assessments are reported to parents at the end of the year in a written report and verbally at parent consultation meetings in the Autumn and Spring terms.


Pupils are assessed in many ways and their progress is recorded on tracking systems. Pupils are assessed as part of everyday teaching – teachers question the children in the lesson and reflect on pupils learning at the end of a lesson - did the child understand the learning today? Teachers look closely at pupils work when they mark books and adapt their teaching the next day to either give further support or move children on more quickly in their learning. Assessment is part of everyday life in our school.


We also formally assess children every term. Pupils may be assessed through a test or end of unit assessment; teachers use a variety of ways to determine progress e.g. through talking to the pupil, looking through work and through testing.


The Reception children work on the Foundation Stage Curriculum; they are observed and assessed at play. At the start of their reception year they are assessed using the NFER Baseline assessment test and again at the end of the reception year against the Foundation Stage Profile criteria.  These assessments are shared with parents in the summer term.


There are National SATs tests which assess certain age groups:

New reception – Baseline NFER test.

End of Reception – EYFS assessments

End of Year 1 – Phonics screening and the new Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar Test.

End of Year 2 – KS1 SATs in Reading, Writing, Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar, Mathematics, and Science

End of Year 6 – KS2 SATs in Reading, Writing, Mathematics, Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar and Science

The school tracks pupil progress in Maths using the Staffordshire Assessment Grids see example below:-



Year 3  example - this is one of 6 pages , there is an assessment grid for each aspect of mathematical understanding.


Beginner

Developing

Secure

Deepening

Number and place value

Count in steps of 2, 3, 5 and 10 from any number forward and backwards.

Count from 0 in multiples of 4, 8, 50 and 100; find 10 or 100 more or less than a given number

 

Find 10 more or less than a given number and 100 more than a given number

Count from 0 in multiples of 4, 8, 50 and 100;

 

Find 10 or 100 more or less than a given number

Count from 0 in multiples of 6, 25 and 1000

Recognise the place value of each digit in a two-digit number

 

Start to recognise the place value of each digit in a three-digit number (hundreds, tens, ones)

Recognise the place value of each digit in a three-digit number (hundreds, tens, ones)

Recognise the place value of each digit in a four-digit number (thousands, hundreds, tens, ones)

Compare and order numbers up to 100

Compare numbers up to 1000

Compare and order numbers up to 1000

 

Compare and order numbers beyond 1000

Identify, represent and estimate numbers up to 100 using different representations

Identify, represent and estimate numbers up to 500 using different representations

Identify, represent and estimate numbers up to 1000 using different representations

 

Identify, represent and estimate numbers beyond 1000 using different representations

 

Read and write numbers to at least 1000 in numerals and in words

 

Read and write numbers up to 1000 in numerals

Read and write numbers up to 1000 in numerals and in words

Read and write numbers beyond up to 10,000 in numerals and in words

 

Solve number problems and practical problems involving the ideas above

 

Solve number problems and practical problems involving the ideas above

Solve number problems and practical problems involving the ideas above

Solve number problems and practical problems involving the ideas above

St Mary's CE (A) Primary School, Mucklestone, TF9 4DN
Telephone: 01630 672126
Headteacher: Mr Christopher Newman

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