Foundation Stage Assessment
During the first six weeks at Acre Heads, your child will complete a Reception Baseline Assessment. The RBA is a new national test that will be administered in Reception classes in all primary, infant and first schools in England. The baseline is a task-based assessment, focusing on early literacy and maths skills, using physical materials that children can easily handle, such as plastic shapes and picture sequencing cards. The wording of each task has been carefully designed to maximise accessibility and to be child-friendly. The assessment includes routing, which helps to prevent pupils from being presented with too many activities in which they are unlikely to be successful. It is not a formal test and children will not need to prepare for it in any way.
DUE TO THE CHALLENGING CIRCUMSTANCES FACED BY SCHOOLS IN THE CONTEXT OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, STATUTORY INTRODUCTION OF THE RBA HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO AUTUMN 2021
Acre Heads is investigating the opportunity to sign up to the RBA Early Adopter year which will be used as a starting baseline for all children starting the FS. We will keep you updated.
Please click on the video file below for further information about the Reception Baseline Assessment (RBA).
TAPESTRY – ONLINE LEARNING JOURNAL
At Acre Heads we use an online learning journal called ‘Tapestry.’ Tapestry builds a record of your child’s experiences, development and learning journey throughout Foundation Stage. Using photos, videos and diary entries, teachers ‘weave’ the story of how your child is growing and developing. All information held in the platform is stored securely, and can be downloaded and shared as required. You will also be invited to add your own observations to your child’s learning journal, as the year progresses.
At the end of reception, you will receive a written report which includes information on your child’s progress towards the Early Learning Goals in each of the areas of learning. Your child will achieve emerging, expected or exceeding. The report will also contain a description of their characteristics of effective learning.