We are very fortunate in Sudley Infants to have over 30 different reading schemes. All children will follow their own unique reading journey and will have an opportunity to read books with different genre from a variety of reading schemes. Here at Sudley we value the importance of reading for pleasure so we have a a huge amount of non reading scheme books that the children can choose from. We also use ‘Bug Club’ which is an online reading scheme which children can access at home. These books are very interactive and loved by children and parents.
Bug Club can be accessed on an iPad by downloading either of the following applications from the Apple App Store:
At Sudley Infant School we base our writing activities on a combination of the Hamilton Trust scheme and the needs of individual year groups.
At Sudley Infant School we base our mathematic teaching on the Abacus maths scheme.
Abacus is a unique maths toolkit that’s carefully crafted to inspire a genuine love of maths and help every child master mathematical concepts. It’s built on research into successful teaching in the UK by a team of expert authors and teaching practitioners to help you ensure mastery of skills for all.
Children in Key Stage One have their own log in details to access additional homework activities to support their learning in class.
Year 1 Phonic Screening Check
During the summer term children in Year 1 take part in the Phonic Screening Check. The Year 1 phonics screening check is not a formal test, but a way for teachers to ensure that children are making sufficient progress with their phonics skills to read words and that they are on track to become fluent readers who can enjoy reading for pleasure and for learning.
Any children who do not get a score above a threshold mark (32 out of 40 in 2017) are required to attempt the check again in the summer term of Year 2.
End of Key Stage 1 Assessment (SATs)
At the end of Key Stage 1 the children in Year 2 complete specific tests in mathematics, reading, grammar, punctuation and spelling. These activities take place within the normal classroom routine as part of usual class activities and the children are usually unaware when they have completed them.
These tests are in addition to the ongoing teacher assessment which forms a major part of everyday teaching and learning within the school-the actual tests just provide a snapshot of achievement. It is the results of the teacher assessment which will be reported to you at the end of the academic year as these give the most accurate reflection of achievement.
Examples of some of the SAT papers from 2016: