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KS2 - Marking, Assessment and Presentation

MARKING

ENGLISH AND MATHS

Quality marking is a dialogue between the learner and the teacher that supports their learning and moves them forward. Teachers mark work in the children’s books using mats marking codes with verbal or written feedback when appropriate. Quality marking, giving detailed written feedback, will happen once a week. 

  • All work will be marked to the learning objective. 
  • The class teacher will decide whether work will simply be acknowledged or given detailed attention through quality marking.  
  • If the work is correct, the next step will be given when quality marking. The next step should be realistic to move learning forward. 
  • If the work is incorrect, any misconceptions that the child may have will be addressed and supportive comments given to progress learning. 
  • All other work will be acknowledged: marked or commented on as appropriate. 
  • Occasionally, it may be appropriate for children to mark their own work and this will be evident by the relevant marking code.

 

KS2 Marking Codes

Maths
English

SECRET CODE

The secret code is a personalised target setting and mark scheme for the marking of writing based on identifying each child’s ‘next step.’

The codes focus on the technical aspects of writing. Children have their relevant secret code fixed in the front of their book and a tracking sheet fixed in the back to show progress. Children are reminded of their next target, via a code printed in a magnifying glass image, at the start of each piece of writing. After the piece of work children are marked against it. A yellow highlighter is used to indicate where an improvement is needed and a green highlighter is used to indicate when the child has met their target. Time is given during the next lesson for the children to make improvements. As children build their skills they gain stickers as a celebration and sign of their progress. Progress can be continually shared with parents, as well as target achieving being supported, as all of the codes are in the back and front of the children’s literacy books.

There are six secret codes that correspond to the year group age expectations.  

KS 2 secret codes
Band 3
Band 4
Band 5

 

Assessment

Children are measured against age expected progress against a range of learning statements.  Year groups are referred to as Bands.  Bands are 1-6 which broadly correlate to year groups e.g. an average Y4 child will be working within Band 4.   St Paul's uses tick sheets to record the progress of a child against the age-related expectations in reading, writing and maths.    Progress is shown using the colours black (beginning), red (working within) and blue (secure).

Beginning (B) You’ve begun
√ + Beginning +   (B+) You’ve started learning
√  Working within (W) You’re getting the hang of it
√ + Working within + (W+) You’re becoming confident
  Secure (S) You've got it
√ + Secure + (S+) You can teach it!

 

Tick Sheets

Please click on the relevant link

Band 3
Reading Writing

Maths

Number

Maths

Shape

 

Band 4
Reading Writing

Maths

Number

Maths

Shape

 

Band 5
Reading Writing

Maths

Number

Maths

Shape

 

Band 6
Reading Writing

Maths

Number

Maths

Shape

 

Presentation

Presentation is an important element of a child's work and high standards are set throughout the school.  Each child has a sheet in the front of their English and Maths books showing the school's expectations.

 
KS2 English Presentation
KS2 Maths Presentation