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 part of the Cathedral Schools Trust and to work with their South Bristol schools to the benefit of all our pupils.

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Saturday, October 21st, 2017 at 3:37pm
Beautiful harvest assemblies performed by Y5. Thank you for your generous donations in support of Carpenters food and support in Withywood https://t.co/Ohnxqq8flh HeadleyParkPrim photo
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Saturday, October 21st, 2017 at 7:17am
Year 6 marking the end of their topic on natural disasters by erupting their epic model volcanoes. https://t.co/tZlto6T9yM HeadleyParkPrim photo
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Saturday, October 21st, 2017 at 3:29am
Year 2 have been blinging their bikes today! This was stemmed from their learning about the story Mrs Armitage on Wheels. @QuentinBlakeHQ https://t.co/hiEeTYMYpp HeadleyParkPrim photo
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Saturday, October 21st, 2017 at 1:43am
5-5 in the final football game of Term 1 vs Greenfields.

Well done to all of the Year 5 boys who took part - goals galore! ⚽️
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Friday, October 20th, 2017 at 2:34am
Thanks to Illminster @EducationEACT for coming over in the pouring rain today.

Our kids loved the match - smiles all round!⚽️
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