School Reports – Information
Attainment Indicators (Years 1 – 6)
We use four bands to indicate the level and depth of confidence, skill and understanding at which children are working within the expectations of their year or a year group below.
Please note that in all other subjects (e.g. science, history), we use ‘Working Towards’ (W) rather than emerging and focussing.
Working Below the Expectations of their age group
When a child is working below the expectations of their year group, we indicate the band at which they are working which may related to the objectives from a lower year group. For example, if a child in Year 3 is assigned ‘2S’ for writing, this means they are working securely within the expectations of Year 2 rather than Year 3 (therefore about one year behind in their attainment).
Subject Statements – Reading, Writing and Mathematics
To provide you with a little more information about different aspects of your child’s reading, writing and mathematics, we have included a number of subject-specific statements for each of these subjects in your child’s report. Within each section, there are a number of statements which aim to illustrate your child’s level of understanding, skill and application for the subject. There are a number of statements for reading (word reading, comprehension, level of interest), a number of statements for writing (including handwriting, spelling, writing stamina, structure and purpose, grammar and punctuation) and mathematics (place value, number skills, geometry, problem-solving). The report also includes some suggestions of learning targets for the three key areas.
Included in your child’s report is a ‘registration certificate’ which shows your child’s full attendance register for the whole academic year. Attendances are shown with either ‘/’ (AM) or ‘\’ (PM). A range of absence codes may be used, depending on the reasons for your child’s absences. These are shown on the attendance report.