Within the Early Years Foundation Stage, a profile will be created for each pupil. These profiles are created by evidence of the Early Learning Goals. Children are observed and assessed within the seven areas.
The seven learning goals are:
|Start of Early Learning Goal|
|Personal, Social & Emotical Development||
|Communication & Language||
|Understanding the world||
|Expressive Arts & Design||
How an EYFS profile is created:
Reliable and accurate assessment at the end of the EYFS is underpinned by the following principles:
- Reliable and accurate assessment is based primarily on the practitioner’s knowledge of the child gained predominantly from observation and interaction in a range of daily activities and events.
- Responsible pedagogy must be in place so that the provision enables each child to demonstrate their learning and development fully.
- Embedded learning is identified by assessing what a child can do consistently and independently in a range of everyday situations.
- An effective assessment presents a holistic view of a child’s learning and development.
- Accurate assessments take account of contributions from a range of perspectives including the child, their parents and other relevant adults.
Early Years Foundation Stage Profile Handbook 2014 www.education.gov.uk/assessment
In EYFS evidence is recorded and maintained on the programme Tapestry. Evidence is collated on every child by our members of staff within the Early Years.
At the end of year 1 all children undertake a phonics screening. This consists of 40 alien and real words. You can support your child at home towards this by encouraging them to sound and blend words that are unfamiliar to them and reading regularly with them. If the children do not pass the phonics screening test in year 1, intervention and support will be put in place to enable them to retake the screening test in year 2.
At the end of year 2 all children are teacher assessed in mathematics, reading and grammar. These judgements are made with the assistance of written SATS papers. For maths this consists of an arithmetic and reasoning paper. In reading this consist of two reading papers and in grammar it is a spelling test and a punctuation and grammar test. Hearing your children read at home every day will really them prepare for these tests. Asking them questions about the book as you go will ensure they are comprehending the text.
Throughout the year children will produce a range of writing from different genres. This will be assessed against the age expectations for their year group. Children will be expected to show what they can achieve throughout a range of pieces of writing.
At the end of KS2, the children are assessed in maths, reading and grammar, punctuation and spelling. They are assessed on the statements taught within KS2. These tests are marked externally and children are informed as to whether they have achieved age expected or not. This is done by converting the raw score to a scale score. The children are ‘Age Expected’ if they achieve a scale score of 100 or more.