My son only started school this year (NSW public school) and they don't give A-E for achievement in first year of school, only for effort. He got a 5 (outstanding) for effort in maths, PE, history and geography.
He got a 4 (excellent) for effort in English, Creative Arts and Science & Technology.
He got "above" for reading. He also got "above" for writing and one of the comments from his teacher was about him independently writing texts of "5 or more sentences for a range of purposes"
My son is very good at maths and this is reflected in his report. He is above in all areas of number and "at" for other areas of maths.
My year 2 girl got 4 (excellent) for effort for all subjects and above in some areas of maths. She is above in reading (I only know because I know her level and what the benchmark is) but they only give an overall mark for English.
But most important for me is the general comment. Both my children had lovely comments in the general section about their manners, attitude and behaviours and that's what I am most proud of.