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18/09/17

Retweetd From Schools Week

Class Teacher (with TLR for co-ordinating RE or Art/ DT) required at https://t.co/d1Em0ZX8ue

18/09/17

Retweetd From Schools Week

EYFS Coordinator required to cover Maternity Leave at https://t.co/QCIqyP1G9L

13/09/17

Welcome to our nursery and reception classes who started today! Have an out of this world time at HPAPL... https://t.co/tjFUQHN1mr

13/09/17

A sneak peek of rehearsal for our performance on 9th October! 10 from our choir will be joining 350 pupils from other Harris Academy choirs. https://t.co/nWNmfQXbCu

12/09/17

We have a number of nursery places still available at the academy. To apply/find out more see our admissions page: https://t.co/YFqAlmVxtG

12/09/17

We have a very limited number of reception places still available. To apply/find out more see our admissions page: https://t.co/YFqAlmVxtG

12/09/17

Yesterday was at HPAPL and Mia from Barcelona class dressed up as Ms Penzer! Ms Penzer was really impressed with her efforts. https://t.co/P25PPLAT2r

11/09/17

We hope to have times when the library is open for parents to visit, dates and times will be published shortly.

11/09/17

We have bought hundreds of new books and a barcode system to enable us to track the books being borrowed.

11/09/17

Over the summer, staff have refurbished our library so that it is a calming, inspirational space for your child to read. https://t.co/0Nlifb3JGV

05/09/17

2/2 All classes will be met by their teacher in the junior playground. Remember, gates open at 8.45am and school starts at 8.55am

05/09/17

The new school year is upon us and we're looking forward to welcoming children in years 1 to 6 back on Wednesday 6th September. 1/2

16/08/17

2016 - 2017 A recap of just SOME of the things we got up to last year at HPAPL. https://t.co/WjimVUdRws

08/08/17

The academy re-opens for staff INSET days on 4th & 5th September 2017. Children return on Wednesday 6th September 2017.

18/07/17

Our amazing AR readers have arrived at the Olympic Park https://t.co/ZSNPI4IlfU

14/07/17

Summer BBQ is now open for business https://t.co/3BAxM5Fxqe

14/07/17

Tug of war champs!! What happened to the teachers and parents 😬 https://t.co/JYWP0SmY76

14/07/17

Jump jump - HPAPL will make you, jump jump uh uh https://t.co/k9dewc6Zkp

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Assessing Learning & Progress

Pupil progress and assessment guidance for parents/carers

How do we assess pupil progress? 

Our teachers are continuously assessing pupil progress by asking questions,  marking and listening to pupils to review both understanding and the application of skills during lessons. This style of formative assessment  underpins your child's progress and learning and also enables teachers to plan  teaching so that it precisely supports children's next steps. 

There are a number of significant changes to the way Primary pupils are being assessed nationwide. Pupils currently in Years 2 and 6 will undertake the final set of  Standard Assessment Tests (SATs) during the Summer Term. The expectation is that Y6 will achieve at least a secure level (4B) in reading, writing and mathematics to prepare them for their next stage at secondary school.

The phonics check for Year 1 pupils in June will continue and is administered one-to-one. This is  to assess our pupils phonological knowledge and early reading skills. This way we can ensure pupils are on track in their reading and if necessary, provide additional targeted support to catch up. 

Pupils in Years 1, 3 5 & 6 will be assessed each term using the National Curriculum expectations. We will continue to report their progress to you - but not using levels. We will run parent sessions to keep you updated and to explain these changes. The tests will be standardised and provide you with useful information.

During this time of transition we will continue to monitor all our pupils learning and progress carefully each half term. You will continue to be invited to attend a meeting each term to talk to the teacher about your child’s learning. Please lo let us know if you would like an interpreter to attend and support you.

For further information, you may find our Feedback Policy (below) useful.

Progression through Nursery and Reception in our Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

The Early Years Foundation Stage Framework sets the standards for development, learning and care of children from birth to age five. Development Matters (The British Association for Early Childhood Education) is the guidance material to support practitioners in implementing the statutory requirements of the EYFS Framework and measure progress.

In the Early Years children are assessed from the time they start our nursery to the end of reception.  Teachers, Nursery Nurses and support staff observe closely, record and plan next steps against the development statements set out in Development Matters. The development statements are organised into age bands as follows:

Birth – 11 months

8 – 20 months

16 – 26 months

22- 36 months

30 – 50 months

40 – 60 months


The age/stage bands overlap because these are not fixed age boundaries but suggest a typical range of development for babies, toddlers and children at this stage. The development statements are related to areas of learning. The areas of learning are defined by prime and specific areas as follows:

Learning

Prime Areas

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

  • Making Relationships
  • Self-Confidence and Self-Awareness
  • Managing Feelings and Behaviour

Physical Development

  • Moving and Handling
  • Health and Self-Care

Communication and Language

  • Listening And Attention
  • Understanding
  • Speaking
Specific Areas

Literacy

  • Reading
  • Writing

Mathematics

  • Numbers
  • Shape, Space and Measure

Understanding the World

  • People and Communities
  • The World
  • Technology

Expressive Art and Design

  • Exploring and Using Media and Materials
  • Being Imaginative

 

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