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Victoria Road Primary School

Inspiring a Love of Learning


We continually assess children as part of on-going teaching and learning cycle in order to inform next steps. This is known as ‘assessment for learning’ or formative assessment. In addition to this, we use summative assessments at the end of a piece of learning or term to take a snapshot of where children are in terms of their progress towards meeting end of year expectations.

The 21 Steps

Understanding your child's levels


 Autumn TermSpring Term Summer Term 
EYFS  Step 3 or 3+
Year 1Step 4Step 5Step 6 or 6+
Year 2Step 7Step 8Step 9 or 9+
Year 3Step 10Step 11Step 12 or 12+
Year 4Step 13Step 14Step 15 or 15+
Year 5Step 16Step 17Step 18 or 18+
Year 6Step 19Step 20Step 21 or 21+


The table above shows the age expected step for each term for each year group.  Below are steps relating to each year group in more detail. This will help you with curriculum activities for your child and also with homework opportunities.

At the end of the Summer Term your child may have a '+' next to the number. This means that your child is working at 'greater depth' in that subject. Learning in all areas is secure and transferred and applied in different contexts. Pupils can explain their understanding fluently to others.

Year R are assessed in the Early Learning Goals but as part of transition will be given a Step in Reading, writing and maths in Term 6.

Year 4 Multiplication Screening Information for Parents/carers