Key Stages at Headley Park

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The Key Stages

Key stages

The national curriculum is organised into blocks of years called ‘key stages’ (KS). At the end of each key stage, the teacher will formally assess your child’s performance.

Age

Year

Key Stage

Assessment

3 to 4

Nursery

Early Years

4 to 5

Reception

Early Years

Teacher assessments

Age

Year

Key Stage

Assessment

5 to 6

Year 1

KS1

Phonics screening test

6 to 7

Year 2

KS1

National test and teacher assessments in English, Maths & Science

Age

Year

Key Stage

Assessment

7 to 8

Year 3

 KS2

8 to 9

Year 4

KS2

Age

Year

Key Stage

Assessment

9 to 10

Year 5

 KS2

10 to 11

Year 6

 KS2

National tests and teacher assessments in English & Maths and teacher assessments in Science

Key stage 1 and 2

Compulsory national curriculum subjects at primary school are:

  • English
  • maths
  • science
  • design and technology
  • history
  • geography
  • art and design
  • music
  • physical education (PE), including swimming
  • computing
  • ancient and modern foreign languages (at key stage 2)

Schools must provide religious education but parents can ask for their children to be taken out of the whole lesson or part of it.

Schools often also teach:

  • personal, social and health education (PSHE)
  • citizenship
  • modern foreign languages (at key stage 1)

Tests and assessments

Year 1 phonics screening check

The check will take place in June when your child will read 40 words out loud to a teacher. You’ll find out how your child did, and their teacher will assess whether he or she needs extra help with reading. If your child doesn’t do well enough in the check they’ll have to do it again in Year 2.

Key stage 1

Key stage 1 tests cover:

  • English reading
  • English grammar, punctuation and spelling
  • maths

Your child will take the tests in May. You can ask the school for the test results.

You’ll be sent the results of your child’s teacher assessments automatically.

Key stage 2

Your child will take national tests in May when they reach the end of key stage 2. These test your child’s skills in:

  • English reading
  • English grammar, punctuation and spelling
  • maths

The tests last less than 4 hours. You’ll get the results in July.

The school will send you the results of your child’s tests and teacher assessments.

Our Primary School

Our children are fantastic, our staff are brilliant and we have a strong and active community of parents, friends and colleagues who all pull together to give our children the best possible education and experience of school. It is also great to be able to work so closely with other schools in the area as part of the very successful Malago Learning Partnership.

Partners



Twitter

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017 at 6:34am
Headley Park also won the 'Sport For All' award, for high-levels of inclusion and engagement within sport across KS2.

🏃🏃🏻‍♀️🏏⚽️🏑🏀🎾🏊🤸‍♀️ https://t.co/SBPQtqh35M
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Tuesday, July 18th, 2017 at 5:47am
Inspiring @AshtonSSP Awards tonight:

HP are Team of The Year! 🏆

Well done to all of our incredible sporting children - you are amazing! https://t.co/GNpuUA2pP3
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Monday, July 17th, 2017 at 10:26pm
We LOVE our new school football kit - thanks so much to @StAldhelmsAFC1 and the parents involved for their kind donation. https://t.co/p9ioegGLHm HeadleyParkPrim photo
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Saturday, July 15th, 2017 at 1:26am
thanks to Matthew Wright and bbc wildlife for helping us make this great little film about Cookie, our pet rabbit https://t.co/7fp2w4UnOh
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Friday, July 14th, 2017 at 12:15am
Well done to our Year 5's who took part in the County-Level competition in Clevedon today.

Great effort boys! 🏏🏏🏏
#proud @ashtonssp https://t.co/kLapRhqgEj
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