Reception Baseline

Updated: 17/10/2023 407 KB
A booklet for parents about the Reception Baseline assessment. It includes information about: why schools are doing the assessment, what happens during the assessment, access arrangements and how the data is used.

Children in Year 1 throughout the country will all be taking part in a phonics screening check during the same month of June. Children in Year 2 will also take the check if they did not achieve the required result when in Year 1 or they have not taken the test before.

Phonics Screening Check Documents

Updated: 17/05/2022 1.29 MB
The materials used for the Phonics Screening Check in 2019. Have a look and you will gain an idea of the type of words - both real and nonsense - that children are expected to be able to read. In 2019 (as with all previous years) the expected standard or 'pass mark' was 32 out of 40.
Updated: 17/05/2022 48 KB

Children in Year 4 will be participating in the multiplication tables check in June. The purpose of the check is to determine whether your child can fluently recall their times tables up to 12, which is essential for future success in mathematics. It will also help your child’s school to identify if your child may need additional support.

It is an on-screen check consisting of 25 times table questions. Your child will be able to answer 3 practice questions before taking the actual check. They will then have 6 seconds to answer each question. On average, the check should take no longer than 5 minutes to complete.

Multiplication Check Documents

Updated: 07/06/2022 970 KB

Key Stage Two (Year 6):

If you have a child in year 6, at the end of key stage 2, they will take national curriculum tests in English grammar, punctuation and spelling, English reading and mathematics.

The tests help measure the progress pupils have made and identify if they need additional support in a certain area. The tests are also used to assess schools’ performance and to produce national performance data.

The key stage 2 tests will be taken on set dates unless your child is absent, in which case they may be able to take them up to 5 school days afterwards.

At the end of the summer term you should receive test results for:

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