How do we assess English?
How do we assess the impact of our English curriculum?
Evidence of achievement will be reflected in results from national tests and examinations that meet government expectations along with school data assessment drops which occur three times a year. Whilst academic achievement will be measured through end of year or key stage data, the children will also leave St Margaret’s CE Junior School with a range of transferable skills which will allow them to be lifelong learners within a global community.
As the children develop and progress from years three to six, evidence of progress will be seen through their confidence and approach to learning as well as in their books and through their outcomes regardless of their ability. Sequential learning, as outlined in our progression documents, will establish progress for all children.
Lower Key Stage 2
By the end of Year 4, children will have had the opportunity to listen to and discuss a wide range of fiction, poetry, plays and non-fiction books. In terms of reading comprehension, children will be independent in checking their understanding of what they have read, confident in making predictions, summarising their reading and be able to draw inferences from a wide range of texts. They will be able to plan, draft, organise and evaluate their writing whilst using Standard English, and a range of grammar techniques as stated in the National Curriculum.
Upper Key Stage 2
By the end of Year 6, children will be able to demonstrate positive attitudes to their reading by increasing their familiarity with a wide range of literature. In terms of reading comprehension, children will be able to explain how language, structure and presentation contribute to meaning and evaluate the impact that language has on the reader. In their written work, they will be able to write fluently, legibly, draft, organise and evaluate their work, considering their audience and making appropriate grammar and vocabulary choices. When writing, they will show an awareness of the difference between formal and informal language and understand how sentence structure can be varied using the passive voice. Children will be able to confidently use more advanced punctuation and other key grammar features as stated in the National Curriculum.
The children by the end of year 6 will be able to leave St Margaret's CE Junior School knowing that they are able to transfer their learning across a range of subjects and to make wider connections in their learning allowing them to make those connections and relate ideas and skills back to each other.