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Assessment in Foundation 2015 Assessment in Foundation 2015
Baseline Assessment Since starting school, the staff in foundation have been busy observing the children in their play. We learn so much about them by watching!
What are we looking for? 7 areas of learning -3 prime areas Personal, Social and Emotional Physical Communication and Language -4 specific areas Literacy Mathematics Understanding the World Art and Design Characteristics of Learning -Playing and exploring Finding out Having a go -Critical thinking and creativity Concentration Perseverance -Active learning Own ideas Making links
What do we do with this information? Build a picture of each child-learning journey. Match observations to assessment statements. Baseline data for each child-track progress across year and school. Plan appropriate activities.
Reading Workshop 2015 Reading Workshop 2015 Learning to read and write
Phonics Daily discrete phonics session- 15 minutes Fast pace Play a range of games Introduce key words- decodable and tricky. Develop blending and segmenting skills. Apply knowledge to read and spell words and captions. Read and write captions and sentences.
What does a daily phonics lesson look like? Revise and review Learn something new Practice it Apply it
How to help your child Read everyday Practise key words regularly Letter sounds not names Jolly phonics but ultimately 1 pure sound Build up words-blending Separating words-segmenting Play different games (back page of most reading books)
Guided Reading at School Whole class guided read on IWB Model where to begin reading One to one correspondence Discuss new features e.g. Bold print, exclamation marks, speech bubbles Lots of questions about pictures Order story events Make predictions
Home Reading Reading books will not be sent home until your child knows 12 sounds. Changing books- Tuesday and Friday (Reading Diary) Talk about pictures, characters, make predictions, ask questions. Find key words and sounds. It is ok to use the pictures to help. Read book at home when child is not too tired. Make it fun and give lots of praise. Love of books- try and read a bedtime story every night. 5-10 minutes every day is better than an hour at the weekend
Home Reading You will keep the same book for 3 nights. Please look at/read the book as often as you can! You might: Look at the book together discussing the pictures and making predictions. Read the book to your child-asking them questions. Child reads the book to you-encourage them to look for sounds, blend and segment words themselves. Read the book again (one page each) and draw a picture about the story/draw their favourite character.
Key Words 5 key words sent home every Friday in your child’s book bag. Please look at them each day alongside your child’s reading book. Make it fun! Pairs, snap etc. We will assess your child on their key word reading at the end of each half term. Your child needs to read each word on sight.
Writing- Main skills and attitudes Seeing themselves as writers Understanding how to write Physical Development opportunities Hand – eye co-ordination activities Letter formation
Activities which help develop writing- Gross Motor
Adult focused writing sessions twice a week Fun and purposeful e.g. Jungle explorer maps to take with us into role play Linked to story each week Lots of discussion to engage and motivate Sound mats Praise!!