We have adopted the Assertive Mentoring system for reading and writing, using the same standard procedures which are already being used for Maths in school. Children have individual records with assessment criteria measured against the objectives from the National Curriculum.
In Reading children have ongoing assessment through the scheme and termly reading tests from Years One to Six, as well as formative assessment for learning during the course of the year.
In Writing, children have ongoing assessment for learning and also complete a piece of writing each half term, which is used for assessment purposes to determine their level of progress through the national curriculum.
Children also complete statutory tests at set periods:-
- Year One have a phonics screening test in June
- Year Two complete SATS in the summer term, which include an assessment of reading and writing skills.
- Year Six complete SATs in May, which include an assessment of reading and SPAG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar)
These are all standardised national tests, which all children are required to undertake, unless they are working at below the test expectations.
Assertive mentoring prompt sheets
(KS1 - Years 1 & 2, LKS2 - Years 3 & 4, UKS2 - Years 5 & 6)
|Punctuation Pyramid KS1||Punctuation Pyramid LKS2||Punctuation Pyramid UKS2|
|Up Stage Punctuation KS1||Up Stage Punctuation LKS2||Up Stage Punctuation UKS2|
Examples of different types of text
|Text Types Lower KS2||Text Types Upper KS2 - Fiction||Text Types Upper KS2 - Non-Fiction|
|Discursive Argument||Fairy Tales||Discursive Argument|
|Narrative||Modern Fiction||Newspaper Report|
|Newspaper Report||Myths||Non-Chronological Report|
|Non-Chronological Report||Narrative||Persuasive Writing|