Bishopstone Church Of England Primary School

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 These set of leaflets are very useful for guidance when looking at the home school link:

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Giving your child a helping hand

Preparing for change at school

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Reception Baseline Assessment - September 2020

Wednesday 23rd September 2020

Dear Parents

We are required to notify you that we are transferring over to the Government’s new Reception Assessment system.

The reception baseline assessment (RBA) is a short and simple check of a child’s early literacy, communication, language and maths skills when they begin school and will be statutory for all schools from September 2021.  Bishopstone CE has chosen to be an Early Adopter of the RBA in Autumn 2020.

The assessment will form the start of a new measure of how schools are helping their pupils to progress between reception and year 6.

Your child does not need to prepare. There is no pass mark or score and your child will not realise they’re doing an assessment.  During a 20-minute one-to-one session with their teacher or teaching assistant, your child will do a number of practical and interactive tasks. Your child can answer questions verbally or by pointing or moving objects.

Due to the challenging circumstanced faced by schools in the context of covid-19, the RBA will be optional in autumn 2020. From September 2021, the assessment will be carried out in all state funded primary schools in England.  The assessment can take place at any point in the first six weeks of a child starting reception.

Why the assessment is being introduced

The assessment provides a better starting point to measure the progress a school makes with their pupils throughout their whole time at primary school, between reception and year 6.  Parents will be able to see how well the school is supporting its pupils. It will also help teachers get to know their new class when they start school.

This link takes you to a short five minute video which explains the above.  Click here.

If you have any further questions, please contact Miss Pearson who will be happy to explain further.

End of Key Stage Testing 2021 - May 10th to 13th

Please find below links that will help you understand the sats in both Year 2 and Year 6. If you are unsure about any of these please do not hesitate to come in and speak with the class teacher.

Information for parents from the Standards and Testing Agency - click here

Click here to be taken to the Government website to watch a short four minute video on the end of year 2 - KS1 sats

Click here to be taken to the Government website to watch a short four minute video on the end of year 6 - KS2 sats


English grammar, punctuation and spelling papers 1 and 2


English reading


Mathematics papers 1 and 2


Mathematics paper 3