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Church Hill
C of E Junior School

Core Subjects

Please view our core subject areas: Reading, Writing and Maths for more information. 

Assessment of Core Subjects

At CHJS, our thorough assessment procedures are essential for informing the next stages of planning and helping children to know what they have to do to make progress.

Ongoing formative assessment includes:

  • Informing pupils of the learning objectives and success criteria
  • Using questioning and mini plenaries throughout the lesson in order to judge pupil understanding and review learning against the success criteria
  • Making observations
  • Involving the children in peer (green pen) and self (red pen) assessment by setting pupil targets and success criteria which help them to assess their own progress and the progress of their peers within lessons and over longer periods of time
  • Further self-assessment through the use of the Red, Amber and Green trays
  • Ensuring all children meet the objective through pupil work being put in the Red Tray if they require either pre support before the lesson or post support after the lesson
  • Planned assessment against learning objectives in medium/short term planning
  • Displays which celebrate achievement and progress
  • Feeding back to pupils on an ongoing basis both verbally and in writing matched to the age and the individual needs of the pupil
  • Focussed marking using learning objectives and success criteria
  • Auditing pupils’ learning through the Forward 10 process
  • Using feedback to inform the next stages of learning and planning

Termly summative assessments include: 

  • Each term pupils will sit a test in Reading, Grammar and Maths. These will give all children either a standardised score or a score which can be converted in to WTS, EXS, GDS.

  • For Writing, teachers will analyse a piece of writing from their 'Author at Work' book against a framework of objectives for their year group.

  • Teachers will use both of the sources, work in books and observations during lessons to assess using their professional judgement whether a child is ‘On track to be or is… WTS/ EXS/ GDS’. They will insert this teacher assessment in to the ‘Tracking Assessment Grid’ (TAG).

  • Test data will be recorded on the ‘Test Trackers’.

  • This information will be used to identify pupils who need to be targeted for additional support and to set the focus of discussions in pupil progress meetings. It will also be used to inform planning.