A child’s progress is assessed using a variety of methods including observation and during more formal tasks and tests.


These outcomes are used in planning and for setting future learning targets for the child;  they also form the basis of discussion between parent and teacher when they meet to discuss a child’s progress, which is on at least two occasions during the year.


During Year 2, Standard Assessment Tasks and Tests (SAT’s) take place.  These together with teacher assessments will be matched with National Curriculum level descriptors to form the “SAT’s Results” for the school at Key Stage 1.


KS1 SATS Results Comparison Data 2013


Children in Year 3 and Year 4 also take Optional SAT’s tests, these help us to track the children’s progress and target learning in areas of weakness as well as areas of excellence.

School Choir

Wylam First School choir is open to all children in Years 2, 3 and 4. We meet every Friday lunchtime (12.30 - 1:00) in the nursery classroom. We sing a wide variety of songs and the emphasis is always on having fun. We have performed at a wide variety of venues throughout the North East. Read more about it here.