At the end of Year 1, children complete the national phonics screening check. Children are asked to read aloud 20 ‘real’ words and 20 ‘made-up’ words to their teacher. The results of this check are reported to parents/carers and the Department for Education during the Summer Term. This year, the assessments will take place from 13th – 17th June 2016.
Further details will follow later in the year.
A new set of KS1 national curriculum tests replaces the previous tests and tasks for the children at the end of KS1.
The new tests (taken during May 2016) consist of:
- English reading Paper 1: combined reading prompt and answer booklet
- English reading Paper 2: reading booklet and reading answer booklet
- English grammar, punctuation and spelling Paper 1: spelling
- English grammar, punctuation and spelling Paper 2: questions
- Mathematics Paper 1: arithmetic
- Mathematics Paper 2: reasoning
This year a scaled score system will be used to report the outcomes of these tests, combined with ongoing teacher assessments, to the Department for Education and to parents/carers in the Summer Term.