Booklets to help understanding progress

Children are not machines; they do not make progress in straight lines and in numbers and letters. However we have a national system for measuring progress known as National Curriculum levels and sub-levels, which puts a value (see chart below) on achievement allowing teachers and parents to see how far children have moved on.  These values are very crude representations of what is a highly complex body of interlinked knowledge and skills. 

This year parents of children in years 1-6 have been given the target sub-levels for Reading, Writing and Maths for the coming year.  The chart below shows the range of achievement at each year group and an idea of what is average attainment at each age. 

 Understanding progress in mathematics:

Understanding progress
 in English: