Expected Standard in Writing and Mathematics

At the end of KS1 your child’s class teacher will make a judgement on their attainment in reading, writing, mathematics and science. To do this they will use ‘Interim Assessment Frameworks’ created by the Standards and Testing Agency/Department for Education (DfE). These interim frameworks are to support teachers in making robust and accurate judgements for pupils at the end of key stage 1 in 2017. The interim teacher assessment frameworks are for 2016 to 2017 only. The DfE is evaluating options for future years.

To show that pupils have met the standard, teachers will need to have evidence that a pupil demonstrates consistent attainment of all the statements within the standard. To support your child’s teacher, the DfE also provide examples of pupils’ work at each of the following levels: Working Below the Expected Standard for a Y2 child, Working at the Expected Standard for a Y2 child, and Working at Greater Depth. The majority of children in Y2 should be working at the Expected Standard, with approximately 25% of children working above this at ‘Greater Depth.’

Below you will find these exemplification documents. You may find these a useful tool when supporting your child at home. They will give you a clear view of the standards in writing and mathematics we expect to see at each level. Please remember, the majority of children should be working at the ‘Expected Standard’, with around one quarter of pupils working at ‘Greater Depth’.