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15/02/19

We've updated our calendar dates. Check them out here: https://t.co/6NFx8HHKCB

15/02/19

Our Year 6 Saturday school continues this weekend and the Holiday Academy begins on Monday 18th until Wednesday 20th. See you there Year 6!

15/02/19

As you know, we're on staff training today but just in case you're missing us here's a clip from yesterdays Origami Club with their giant planes! Watch this amazing flight from one of our Origami pilots! https://t.co/7Ec9iXT4pU

14/02/19

With our staff training day tomorrow, you're being treated to our newsletter early this week! Enjoy! https://t.co/yTZT5k0SjX

14/02/19

In celebration of Valentine's Day, Cadiz class have made some lovely cards to give to their loved ones - families and friends. Cadiz class wishes everyone a Happy Valentine's Day! https://t.co/arwwUW48QD

14/02/19

Yr 4’s Kandinsky inspired art is now being shown off in the KS2 corridor! They have used oil pastels to represent different emotions through colours and circles. https://t.co/bUNgJpqqK4

14/02/19

Term dates for the academic year 2019/2020 have now been added to our website. You can find them here: https://t.co/p4lNavjuQB

14/02/19

Year 3 have worked really hard this half term learning about the compositions of landscapes. They have created 3D pictures by correctly layering their background, middleground and foreground’s together. https://t.co/u3cEktyP8R

14/02/19

Yr 2 have been studying pointillism this half term. These final pieces were inspired by the artist Seurat and looking at bouquets of real flowers. https://t.co/na35Nv0lYX

13/02/19

We are please to announce that we will be holding tours of our nursery for prospective parents on - Wednesday 6th March at 1.30pm - Wednesday 25th April at 1.30pm Please contact the office to book your place. We look forward to seeing you there!

12/02/19

Year 2 loved their trip to today - pick up the newsletter this week to read all about it! https://t.co/8uDVQqis3k

12/02/19

THIS has appeared on the first floor corridor overnight! https://t.co/p3HU84bJ7l

12/02/19

Guess who’s been touching the star fish?! ⭐️ https://t.co/WzUv30QP3w

11/02/19

Please remember that Friday 15th February is an INSET day and children should not attend school.

11/02/19

The children arrived at nursery this morning to find a crime scene in The Three Bears Cottage. Someone has broken Baby Bears chair! The children had to investigate the clues to find the culprit... https://t.co/h9uedvGiJc

11/02/19

Another successful in . Today our parents enjoyed engaging in learning with their children during our session! Thank you to everyone who came along, we loved having you! https://t.co/B3njMQmVgN

11/02/19

We hope you all had a tremendous weekend?! If you fancy catching up on all the news from last week (it was a busy one!), you can read all about it here: https://t.co/Wa9NfeyzcH

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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. 

Over the last few years there have been a   number of significant changes to the way Primary pupils are assessed nationwide. Pupils currently in Years 2 and 6 undertake the Key Stage Standard Assessment Tests (SATs) duringthe month of May. 

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 and 6 are assessed each term using the National Curriculum expectations. We report their progress to parents. 

Parents and carers are invited to attend a meeting each term to talk to the teacher about their child’s learning. Please do 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, 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

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