Key Stages

The national curriculum is organised into blocks of years called ‘key stages’ (KS). At Cheam Common Infants’ Academy we have two key stages: Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) for Nursery and Reception and KS1 for Years 1 and 2.

At the end of the Early Years Foundation, the teacher will assess each child’s performance against the Early Years Framework. 

At the end of Key Stage 1, the teacher will formally assess each child’s performance. These assessments are informally referred to as ‘SATs’. The Key Stage 1 children will be assessed in reading, writing and mathematics. A science judgement is also submitted. 

The results of your child’s end of year key stage assessments will be sent home to parents by the end of the summer term.