“Assessment should always improve learning, not prove learning”  

Assessment is at the heart of children’s learning and our teaching.  This helps us build up a picture of a child’s progress and achievement and also to identify their next steps in learning.

You may like to read our Assessment Policy (Located on our Policies & Procedures Page)

Targets for learning

We want our children to be the best they can be…

At St Edmund’s Primary School we set targets for all children from Year 1 to Year 6 in Reading, Writing and Mathematics.

Target sheets are sent home regularly and can be found in your child’s book bag which comes home and in to school every day.  The target sheets/bookmarks are to keep you informed of your child’s learning.

T will be clearly marked on the sheet to show the current target for your child’s learning.

For example:

My Number Targets – Year 3

1.    I can count in multiples of 4, 8, 50 and 100
T 2.    I can find 10 more or less than a given number

So in this instance, the child is in Year 3 and their target is finding 10 more or less than a given number.

Please take the time to look at your child’s targets with them. They are in child friendly language, as ‘I can…’ statements. Knowing what your child is focusing on will enable you to support and encourage them.

Children are assessed continuously during lessons to help them move on with their learning and this is dated on the target sheets on an ongoing basis.

It is worth noting that doing something once or twice correctly does not always mean that a target has been securely reached. Many aspects of each target have to be repeated several times before children retain the information, knowledge or skill.

At the end of the academic year we will prepare a report on your child’s progress using all of the assessment information we have gathered over the year. We take the end of year expectations for a year group and assess how your child has progressed towards them. For the end of year report assessment of progress is split into the categories:
Emerging — Yet to be secure in end of year expectations.
Expected — Secure in the majority of end of year expectations.
Exceeding —Secure in all the end of year expectations and able to use and apply their knowledge and skills confidently.

Target Cards Year 1-6