The assessment and recording of literacy is part of the overall assessment of the whole child and should be seen alongside all the other areas of development.


  • Planned literacy learning is recorded in teachers’ planning, copies of which are kept in individual planning files. Units of work should be planned in line with the Renewed Framework.
  • Progress within the National curriculum is recorded by means of continuous monitoring and the use of APP.
  • Children will be involved in appropriate literacy intervention programmes (ELS, QUEST FLS).
  • A variety of methods should be used to gather material for record keeping purposes this may include voice recordings and photographs.
  • A written report on each child’s achievement  will be sent to parents in July of every academic year. Progress reports will be given at parents evenings held in the autumn and spring terms.
  • Children will complete tests in reading and writing in September, January and May. In Key stage 2 optional SAT’s will be used.
  • Children in Year 2 and Year 6 will undertake statutory assessment in Reading and writing.
  • Targets are set each term for all children in reading, writing and spelling. These targets are whole school targets. Children in Key Stage Two also have personal Literacy targets based o next step marking.
  • Marking in Literacy is next step based.
  • Assessment for Learning will be used to allow continuous assessment of progress and understanding to be made by both teachers and children.
  • Moderation of marking will take place after each test week
  • Children in Year 1 will take the statutory Phonics screening test during the summer term.
  • Ezapp will be used to monitor progress and to set meaningful targets

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Longton Primary School

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Tel: 01772 612 495