Early Years Foundation Stage Profile
The EYFS profile summarises and describes pupils’ attainment at the end of the Reception. It gives:
• the pupil’s attainment in relation to the 17 early learning goals (ELG) descriptors
• a short narrative describing the pupil’s 3 characteristics of effective learning
Practitioners’ assessments are primarily based on observing a pupil’s daily activities and events. In particular, practitioners should note the learning which a pupil demonstrates spontaneously, independently and consistently in a range of contexts. Children who achieve a good level of development have achieved all the early learning goals in Communication &Language, Personal, Social and Emotional, Literacy and Mathematics.
Early years Foundation Stage was judged requires improvement in September 2014. Since then the school has rigorously improved the education and outcomes for the children.
We are not complacent and will continue to strive to be the best we possibly can.
Phonics Screening Year 1
The Phonics Screening Check is meant to show how well your child can use the phonics skills they’ve learned up to the end of Year 1, and to identify students who need extra phonics help. The Department for Education defines the checks as “short, light-touch assessments” that take about four to nine minutes to complete. The check consists of 40 words and non words that your child will be asked to read one to one with a teacher. Non-words (or nonsense or pseudo-words are a collection of letters that will follow phonic rules your child has been taught.
Key Stage 1 Outcomes
Year 2 pupils will have taken the key stage 1 (KS1) national curriculum tests, also known as SATs, in May. The school will use the results of these tests, along with evidence they have seen in the classroom, to make a judgement about their progress and attainment. This overall picture is called a teacher assessment judgement.