San Sebastian were immaculately turned out on Friday for the Royal Celebrations!


More from our celebrations on Friday! Year 3 Valencia enjoying the


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Great job Valencia!


One for every child. Happy Royal Wedding! 👰🏽💍🎩


Valencia’s wedding dress challenge winner. Doesn’t she look wonderful!! 👰🏾


Let the celebrations commence!!


I think we’re ready for our tomorrow! A huge thanks to Miss Durrant’s Year 5 helpers!


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Well done year 6!


Leon class have been desperate to get out their learning journals this morning! It's wonderful to see how passionate they are about their learning, we look forward to sharing them with you again!


And they’re done! Congratulations Year 6 - you worked incredibly hard towards your SATs this week!


Malaga class bringing their freeze frames, for our setting descriptions, to life! Can you guess what objects/animals or plants can be found in Mr and Mrs Twit’s garden?


Granada class will be performing at the Royal Albert Hall on Monday 4th June. Granada – follow this link to practice your songs!


San Sebastián investigating the effect of surface area on air resistance!


Our boys won all their matches today! Whooop!


Good luck to these crazy kids next week!!


Look at our Wonderful Worms Wall! We have learnt so much about worms in our book of the week 'Yucky Worms' and even wrote our own facts about them! Did you know that worms have 10 hearts?!


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Thank YOU so much! It was a total pleasure to meet your brilliant young readers & writers, and to see such enthusiasm for reading & books - the teachers at HPA are clearly doing a fantastic job!


Our fantastic fitness team! Don’t forget to bring your PE kits next Thursday. Catch Miss Nelson in the playground if you’re interested in joining!


Thanks so much to the inspirational - what a fantastic afternoon! HPAPL are now influenced more than ever to become fabulous readers and writers.


Madrid Class was so excited to find that our butterflies came out over the weekend! The children have really enjoyed watching them transform over the past few weeks.

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Assessing Learning & Progress

Pupil progress and assessment guidance for parents/carers

How do we assess pupil progress? 

Our teachers are continuously assessing pupil progress by asking questions,  marking and listening to pupils to review both understanding and the application of skills during lessons. This style of formative assessment  underpins your child's progress and learning and also enables teachers to plan  teaching so that it precisely supports children's next steps. 

Over the last few years there have been a   number of significant changes to the way Primary pupils are assessed nationwide. Pupils currently in Years 2 and 6 undertake the Key Stage Standard Assessment Tests (SATs) duringthe month of May. 

The phonics check for Year 1 pupils in June will continue and is administered one-to-one. This is  to assess our pupils phonological knowledge and early reading skills. This way we can ensure pupils are on track in their reading and if necessary, provide additional targeted support to catch up. 

Pupils in Years 1, 3, 5 and 6 are assessed each term using the National Curriculum expectations. We report their progress to parents. 

Parents and carers are invited to attend a meeting each term to talk to the teacher about their child’s learning. Please do let us know if you would like an interpreter to attend and support you.

For further information, you may find our Feedback Policy (below) useful.

Progression through Nursery and Reception in our Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

The Early Years Foundation Stage Framework sets the standards for development, learning and care of children from birth to age five. Development Matters (The British Association for Early Childhood Education) is the guidance material to support practitioners in implementing the statutory requirements of the EYFS Framework and measure progress.

In the Early Years children are assessed from the time they start our nursery to the end of Reception.  Teachers, and support staff observe closely, record and plan next steps against the development statements set out in Development Matters. The development statements are organised into age bands as follows:

Birth – 11 months

 8 – 20 months

 16 – 26 months

 22- 36 months

 30 – 50 months

 40 – 60 months

The age/stage bands overlap because these are not fixed age boundaries but suggest a typical range of development for babies, toddlers and children at this stage. The development statements are related to areas of learning. The areas of learning are defined by prime and specific areas as follows:


Prime Areas

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

  • Making Relationships
  • Self-Confidence and Self-Awareness
  • Managing Feelings and Behaviour

Physical Development

  • Moving and Handling
  • Health and Self-Care

Communication and Language

  • Listening And Attention
  • Understanding
  • Speaking


  • Reading
  • Writing


  • Numbers
  • Shape, Space and Measure

Understanding the World

  • People and Communities
  • The World
  • Technology

Expressive Art and Design

  • Exploring and Using Media and Materials
  • Being Imaginative