Key Stage 1


Key Stage 1 consists of 2 year groups (Year 1 & Year 2)

Please find below our school program for the teaching of Phonics

Assess and Prog in Phonics


Assessment is one of the key fundamental processes that form successful teaching and learning. Assessment at Hippings is used to identify prior learning, inform future teaching and identify any strengths and weaknesses in understanding.


Assessment for Learning (AfL) strategies are used in almost all lessons, which allow an evaluation of learning to occur, and explain children’s ‘next-step’ targets. Assessing Pupil Progress (APP), also occurs in reading, writing and maths. These offer comprehensive teacher assessments and routes for progression.


Summative assessment techniques are used at the end of a taught unit, to evaluate children’s understanding of all of the concepts that they have met. These take the form of; quizzes, questioning,  informal tests, and the National Standard Assessment Tasks (SATs). These allow teachers to track pupil progress towards achieving their targets.

The below link contains national comparative data from the academic year  regarding in the Standard Assessment Tasks (SATs).