At Seething and Mundham Primary School assessing the children’s learning is an on-going process and is used by teacher’s to plan next steps of learning.
In each lesson, staff will be assessing and monitoring the learning so that all pupils have the opportunity to develop to their full potential.
Involvement of children.
We believe it is vital to involve the children wherever possible in the process and outcome of assessment. This allows children to see that assessment is a means of improving their own standards of work and promoting their general development; to this end we follow Assessment for Learning strategies.
“Assessment for Learning is the process of seeking and interpreting evidence for use by learners and their teachers to decide where the learners are in their learning, where they need to go and how best to get there.” This is central to all classroom practice.
- Be involved in and responsible for their own learning
- Expect to know what they are learning, why they are learning it and how they will be expected to do the learning
- Be able to talk about what a successful outcome will look like
- Spend most of the lesson actively thinking about the learning
- Identify aspects of their work that they find easy or difficult
- Contribute to developing success criteria
- Use feedback from a teacher or a peer to make improvements in their own work
- Use success criteria to identify successes and next steps in their own work and that of their peers
- Understand where and how their current learning fits into the bigger picture
- Think, learn and talk about HOW they learn and what helps them to learn
- Ask and answer questions about what they are learning of teachers and other pupils
- Be able to discuss their personal targets and the progress they are making
- Identify an aspect of their work that could become a personal or group target
Planning for Assessment.
Teaching, learning and assessment are inter-related and so assessment forms a natural part of teaching and learning. It is also an integral part of our planning. One of our aims in our curriculum policies is to ensure continuity and progression throughout school.
In order to allow pupils to demonstrate achievement across the full range of curriculum objectives, we employ a wide range of techniques.
On-going classroom strategies by teachers and children
- For pre and post unit assessments: (eg Mind maps)
- Self assessment based on lesson success criteria and Learning Intentions
- Peer assessment based on lesson success criteria and Learning Intentions
- Marking (Next Steps/(personalized learning)
- Review of targets set through previous marking