The check contained a mix of real words and ‘non-words’ (or ‘nonsense words’). Non-words are important because words such as ‘vap’ or ‘jound’ are new to all children. Children cannot read the non-words by using their memory or vocabulary; they have to use their decoding skills.The phonics screening check is designed to confirm whether individual children have learnt phonic decoding to an appropriate standard for year 1. The check comprises a list of 40 words that children read one-to-one with a teacher.
We are proud of the academic attainment and progress of all our children here at Trent Vale Infant and Nursery School. The hard work by all members of the school community ensures that our children do the best that they can and achieve well not only in the National Assessment points of their education, but every day, week, month and year. We are clear about what the children need to learn and plan carefully to make sure that lessons are exciting, engaging and with a relevant context. We also ensure there is a good balance between acquiring knowledge, facts and skills that are transferable to other life situations. Finding the correct pitch or level of difficulty that has just the right amount of challenge along with careful scaffolding and modelling in lessons is very important to all of us to ensure all our groups of learners make progress.
We make clear to the children how they are doing, what they can do well at, what they need to do next and how to get there. Our children rise to the challenge of high expectations; they are enthusiastic to learning, take a pride in their work and want to do their best.
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Every year the Department for Education publishes information on the achievement and attainment of pupils in all schools. These tables provide a guide to how well a school is doing. They list National Curriculum test results for each school in England and show how they compare with other schools.
As well as our own school’s performance results you are able to access information on all schools throughout England so that you are able to see how each individual school compares with others, locally, county and nationally and against the average across the country
There were no statutory assessments in 2020 and 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic