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Assessment Procedures

Since September 2014 we have been teaching the new National Curriculum in year one. As part of the changes the government has taken away levels and schools are expected to report if the children are working below, at or above the national standard by the end of year two.

Schools have been expected to form their own assessment procedures and we have worked alongside Cippenham Primary School to develop a new system. We are really excited to share this with you.

The teachers will assess the children against 5 colour coded criteria and we have used child friendly language. The attainment will be written on your child’s report for reading writing and maths.

New to This (Red)

Heard of It (Amber)

Getting There (Green)

Got It (Blue)

Own It (Yellow)

‘Got It’ is the end of year expectation for reading, writing and maths and this is linked to ‘working at national average’ in the new National Curriculum.

Foundation Stage children are assessed using the same system, although we report to families using the EYFS Curriculum and the Early Learning Goals as this is a statutory requirement. 

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is the statutory framework published by the Department for Education that sets the standards for the development, learning and care of the children from birth to five. Children’s attainment is recorded at the end of The Early Years Foundation Stage in the form of a profile. The final goal for pupil attainment is called an Early Learning Goal (ELG) and these are detailed below. Children are assessed to be:

  • Emerging – working below expected level
  • Expected – working at the expected level
  • Exceeding – working above the expected level

Please ask your child’s class teacher if you have any questions.