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Assessment and Development Information

Mid-Year Assessments

At this time of year you would normally receive a mid-year assessment for your child, informing you as to whether they are on track, below or above age related expectations. This year there have been major changes nationally in the way schools assess children, as National Curriculum Levels no longer apply to Years 1, 3, 4 and 5. For this year only Year 2 and Year 6 pupils will be assessed using the old level system. The new curriculum changes imposed on schools and the corresponding expectations this year do not relate in any way to the old ones, and so you may notice some difference between previous and new assessments from this year. Here at The Dassett, we continually assess your children to ensure that they are making progress anyway. Children now have their new Target Cards in the back of their literacy and maths books, for both the new and old systems of assessment, and are busy working towards

these. We will be explaining and showing you these, as well as giving you progress feedback at the forthcoming parents’ evenings. In addition to this, to keep you informed, every fortnight on a Monday after school until 6.30pm, parents are very welcome to ‘drop in’ to school during our ‘Open Sessions’ to view  children’s books. This will start on Monday 26th January.


Developing Writing in Key Stage 2 Parents’ Information Evening


On Monday 26th January, at 7pm we will be holding a Key Stage 2 (Year 3 -  6) parents’ information session on how to help your child develop their writing skill in both narrative and non-fiction texts. We will be giving you handy hints and ‘toolkits’ to help your child raise the standard of their writing and to help you know what to look out for in their home learning pieces. We hope to see lots of you there.