Our Lady of Dolours Catholic Primary School

A Community of Faith and Learning

END OF KS1 DATA & YEAR ONE PHONICS

END OF KEY STAGE ONE DATA

 

At the end of Key Stage One (end of Year 2), all pupils will undergo an assessment of their attainment in Reading, Writing, Maths and Science.   The attainment judgements will be based on *formative and **summative assessment made by teachers using end of Year Two testing materials and also by using the ongoing formative teacher assessment judgements built up over time from ongoing assessment.  National Curriculum assessment tests are used to support teacher’s judgement at end of Year 2. 

 

Summative Assessment at the End of KS1 is recorded as follows:

 

  • Expected Standard – Working at the expected standard or Age Related Expectation (ARE) for a child at the end of Year 2

  • Greater Depth – Working at greater depth within the expected standard, with a strong and in depth understanding of the curriculum.

 

You will see from our data set at the end of Year 2, that pupils at Our Lady of Dolours make excellent progress and attain highly in comparison to National Averages.   A number of our children make exceptional progress and attain at Greater Depth.   These outcomes are testament to the very hard work and commitment of school staff, parents and carers.   

 

We invite you to peruse our school data.   Please scroll down on this page for KS1 and Phonics data.  You will  find KS2 data in the School Information section of the website

 

* Formative Assessment - Formative assessment refers to a wide variety of methods that teachers use to conduct in-process evaluations of student comprehension, learning needs, and academic progress during a lesson, unit, or course e.g observation of learning ... In other words, formative assessments are for learning, while summative assessments are of learning

 

**Summative Assessment - Summative assessments are used to evaluate student learning, skill acquisition, and academic achievement at the conclusion of a defined instructional period—typically at the end of a project, unit, course, term, program, or school year.

 

YEAR ONE PHONICS CHECK

In Year One, pupils undertake a short assessment which commences in June of the academic year.   The Phonics Screening Check must be undertaken to ensure pupils have achieved the expected standard in phonic decoding.   The test will contain:

  • 40 words divided into two sections of 20 words

  • A mixture of real words and pseudo-words (non-sense/not real words)

Pseudo-words are accompanied by a picture of an imaginary creature

For further information on structure and content of the Phonics Screening Check please click on the following DfE link:  PHONICS CHECK

 

PHONICS SCHEME TAUGHT AT OLoD PRIMARY SCHOOL

LETTERS AND SOUNDS

At Our Lady of Dolours Catholic Primary School, synthetic phonics is taught 'as part of our strategy' to early reading. Daily phonics sessions are taught from Nursery through to Year 2 and into Lower Key Stage Two where necessary. The sessions follow the government published programme ‘Letters and Sounds’, however, we use additional resources to support phonics teaching.

A session is a daily 20-minute structured lesson, where the children have the opportunity to practice reading and writing.   Teachers use online resources and the sessions are engaging and fast paced.

‘Letters and Sounds’ is split into 6 phases. These are expected to be taught during the following years: 

Phase 1 – Nursery

Phase 2, 3, 4 – Reception

Phase 4, 5 – Year 1

Phase 5, 6 – Year 2

At each phase children are taught to recognise individual sounds, pairs and clusters of letters. In phonic sessions children are taught to recognise letters, understand the sound they make and then blend them together to create words. Some words, which cannot be phonetically sounded out, are taught at each phase. These are ‘tricky words’ and are taught through sight recognition.

For more information on ‘Letters and Sounds’ and the phonics phases please click on the links below:

LETTERS AND SOUNDS.COM

WHAT IS PHONICS? - HELP FOR PARENTS

PHONICSPLAY.COM