This information and advice has been put together to give you information and advice relating to the LCPS’s assessment procedures for this and coming years.
As many of you will be aware, as of September 2014, the DfE removed assessing with levels for children in primary schools. Since then LCPS has been using a new assessment system that is underpinned by the DfE Assessment Principles.
Effective Assessment Systems should;
Give reliable information to parents about how their child, and their child’s school is performing
Help drive improvement for pupils and teachers
Make sure the school is keeping up with external best practice and innovation
(DfE Assessment Principles)
Early Years Foundation Stage Unit (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.
At the start of Reception (EYFS2) learners will be baselined using the ‘Early Excellence’ tool.
At the end of Reception these are reported as Emerging, Expected or Exceeding the Early Learning Goals in each area.
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 nextstage in their education Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2).
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.
LCPS 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 in, is available below.
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.
LCPS uses a new assessment progression framework in line with the ‘End of Year Expectations’ developed by ‘Rising Stars Education’ to assess against and track learners progress.
Learners are assessed regularly against each area in terms of whether they are; Above, At, Below or Well Below the Age Related Expected Standard for their year group.
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.
End of Key Stage National Curriculum Assessments
Learners in year 2 and year 6 will be taking the new National Curriculum Assessment for the end of their key stage in May. The results of these will be published in a new format in line with the new requirements and will be included in the end of year report to parents.
If parents and carers require any further information at this time, please do not hesitate to contact Miss Baker- School Leader for Learning and Teaching or the year group staff.
End of Year Expectations booklets
Please click the link below to view the for each Year Group: