BLACKWELL PRIMARY SCHOOL
"Unlocking Potential, Providing Opportunities, Achieving Goals"
In Foundation Stage we assess children in a variety of ways and record evidence of what they have been doing in a range of ways. Children do some work on paper which is kept in their Busy book, Topic book or Literacy book other evidence like photos and comments are put straight into the child’s learning journey (2 Simple to Build a Profile).
Individual Learning Journeys
We started to use 2 Simple in 2014 to build individual learning journeys with much more evidence of what children have been doing in school. Within this app, each child has a file where we add any photos we take of the children learning and make notes on what we observe. Once the data is collected, it is uploaded to the online management suite. All the 2 Build a Profile software uses industry standard encryption and security that you would typically find on online banking systems.
How do we work with parents and carers?
Using our added function of ‘2 Engage with Parents’ we can automatically email you photographs with electronic post it notes with next steps and which areas of the foundation stage profile are being assessed which you can then contribute to with comments and achievements at home that will present a true picture of what your child can do. These should also be accessible via modern mobile phones that you use to access your email accounts.
Parents/carers usually receive emailed observations at the end of each week .
Golden Sunshine strips
We will send out a selection strips for you to complete as you wish, please ask for more as and when you need them! They work best when sent for extra special things for your child rather than all of them at once. We are trying to celebrate all the things that make our children unique and celebrate that with peers.
Parent Drop-in Mornings
Parents and carers are invited to join us in our FS classroom every other Wednesday morning from 8:50-9:15. Dates for FS and KS1 are available on the monthly head teacher newsletter. It is usually a very busy time!
How Do We Assess Children in the Foundation Stage?