At Black Firs we use Earwig to record and share all our assessment data on our children.
Please find below the parent presentation about Earwig at BFS
Foundation Stage children are assessed against The Early Years Foundation Stage criteria. Years 1 to 6 are assessed in reading, writing & maths against our Bookmark Assessment system which is based on the National Curriculum expected level descriptors.
Our on-going assessments inform teacher's planning and curriculum delivery to ensure all children's needs are met. Teachers are continually providing feedback so that children know what their next steps in learning are. The children have Bookmark targets for reading, writing and maths which they work towards on a daily basis and they are encouraged to apply these targets across all areas of our Curriculum.
As a school we formally assess children in reading, writing, and maths on a weekly basis. Teachers track children's progress and set new targets in reading, writing, and maths as appropriate. Teachers use Earwig to share assessment information for the Foundation Subjects as well. Teachers also share more general photos and information in the child's Earwig timeline regularly.
Parents' can login to Earwig at any time to see a full timeline of their time at school which indicates academic progress and attitude to learning. Assessment reports are shared more formally in spring & summer parents' evenings, where parents are also informed about their child's attitude to learning. In addition to parents' evenings we also hold sharing morning or afternoons which provide the opportunity for the children to share their studywork and learning environment.
At the end of Year 1 the children are assessed on the National Phonics Screening. Their results are reported to parents.
At the end of KS1 (Year 2) Statutory Assessment Tests (SATs) are undertaken in maths and reading comprehension. These are marked by our School staff and moderated with other schools. The teacher's assessments are reported to parents at the end of the year.
Information about the 2018-2019 Key Stage 1 Assessments can be found at the bottom of the page
At the end of KS2 (Year 6) Statutory Assessment Tests (SATs) are undertaken in maths and reading comprehension, spelling, grammar & punctuation. These are sent externally to be marked. Writing is also assessed by the class teachers and externally moderated. All Year 6 pupils across the country take the tests in the same week in May. The test results and Teacher's Assessments are reported to parents at the end of the year.
Information about the 2018-2019 Key Stage 2 Assessments can be found at the bottom of the page.
Previous results can be viewed here