Assessment and Homework

Assessment is intended to help staff recognise pupil achievement and progress; to establish what children know, understand and can do and to identify strengths and weaknesses, so that staff can plan for the next steps in their learning.

Children will be involved in Statutory Assessment procedures at key points during their educational career. At the beginning of the Reception Year, children are assessed against the Reception Baseline Assessment, which was introduced in September 2021. In Year 1, children will complete the statutory Phonics Screening test and, in Year 4, children will complete the Multiplication Tables Check. In Year 6, Statutory Assessments, commonly known as End of Key Stage National Tests (SATs), are completed. The results from these assessments are reported to parents, the local authority and DfE.


Across the school, children will receive regular homework (in addition to regular reading books) to support the learning that has taken place within school. Homework will be set on eSchools, our online learning platform. Please speak to a member of staff if you are unable to or have any problems accessing homework via eSchools.


  • Home learning activities will be set linked to children’s learning in school each week.


  • Literacy/phonic activity each week
  • Maths activity each week

Key Stage 1 & 2

  • Weekly English activity
  • Weekly Maths activity
  • Spellings