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Assessment and examination

Early Years

Pupils in the Reception class follow the EYFS Curriculum. The areas linked to Mathematics include number recognition and sequencing , knowledge of shape, space and measures and data handling  skills.


For more information please speak to your child's teacher.


Key Stage One

During their time in Key Stage One, pupils develop a range of maths based skills and develop their knowledge in key areas. We test pupils regularly to ascertain pupil strength and gaps in understanding, these inform planning. These tests also allow us to measure progress and attainment using our school scale. 


At the end of Key Stage One (Year 2) pupils complete short tests in Mathematics. These SATs tests show pupil progress for the end of the Key Stage.


Key Stage Two

Key Stage Two pupils deepen their understanding of maths and are expected to apply knowledge in a wider range of contexts.  


At the end of Key Stage Two ( Year 6) pupils complete three tests in Mathematics. These SATs tests are sent to external assessors who mark the scripts and give each child an end of Key Stage result, most pupils will reach 'expected' levels or higher. There are three tests: one of mental calculation and two written papers. 


On-going Assessment/ Teacher Assessment

At Thornhill School we use a variety of methods to track pupil progress in mathematics. All Staff complete tracking grids showing the current level that each child is performing at. This enables them to recognise pupils who are falling behind age related expectations and to target support accordingly.