Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
Learners in the EYFS will be assessed against the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile (EYFSP for short). This consists of Ages and Stages criteria for nursery learners, moving into Early Learning Goals for Reception aged learners.
Evidence is gathered across the year to create ‘Learning Journeys’ for all children in EYFS and we value all contributions from parents and carers to these documents.
Assessment in EYFS is gathered through observations of learners, samples of learning, photographs and conversations which demonstrate the child’s understanding of a given concept.
In addition to this, staff identify the learning behaviours of children and plan lessons and activities to develop a wide range of learning skills in preparation for the next stage in their education Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2).
At the end of Reception there attainment is reported as Emerging, Expected or Exceeding the Early Learning Goals in each area.
KS1 (Years 1 & 2) and KS2 (Years 3, 4, 5 & 6)
In line with the New National Curriculum and raised expectations, children will be assessed in a number of ways.
Lakeside staff will be teaching from the New National Curriculum and covering all requirements for the specific year groups. These are called ‘Year End Expectations’
The ‘Year End Expectations’ have been taken from the New National Curriculum and state the minimum requirements a learner must meet in order to ensure continued progress throughout the year in line with age expected standards.
A copy of the ‘Year End Expectations’ for Reading, Writing, Maths and Science for the year group your child is available below. (click the link to download the document)
Any gaps identified in learning for the children due to the increased expectations will be covered and staff have worked together to ensure that the coverage for children is in place.
Learners are assessed regularly against each area in terms of whether they are; Working Towards the age related expectations or they are Meeting age related expectations for their year group and this information is used to identify next steps for each learner.
New Curriculum focuses very much on ensuring children have a breadth of understanding within the concepts and skills they learn. The application of skills and understanding across a wide range of curriculum areas is key.
Rather than moving ‘up’ to the next years curriculum early, the focus is on moving ‘outwards’ developing a deeper understanding. Staff continue to differentiate activities to ensure that all learners needs are met.
Year 1 – Phonics Screening assessment in June. Results are submitted to the Local Authority & DfE (Department for Education)
Year 2 – Statutory assessments in Reading, Grammar and Punctuation and Maths – during the month of May. The results of the tests are used to inform a teacher assessment. These are submitted to the Local Authority & DfE (Department for Education) along with a teacher assessment of their writing and science ability.
Year 4 - Mulitplication Tables Check in June. Results are submitted to the Local Authority & DfE (Department for Education)
Year 6 – Statutory assessments in Reading, Grammar and Punctuation and Maths – during a set week in May (WC 11th May 2020) Along with a teacher assessment of their writing and science ability. Results are submitted to the Local Authority & DfE (Department for Education)
Parents and Carers will receive the outcome of the Statutory Assessments within the end of year pupil reports.
If parents and carers require any further information, please do not hesitate to speak to your child class teacher.
End of Year Expectations booklets
Please click the link below to view the for each Year Group: