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St Thomas More Catholic Primary School

Inspiration, Celebration and Education

Learning Journey's and Assessments

We record the learning journey for your child using an online journal called Tapestry.

You will be given your own unique log in system and you will be able to view photographs and observations online of many of the activities and achievements they have celebrated whilst at nursery. 

This system also allows you to comment on the observations and upload photos and comments yourself.  This can form a good basis for discussion as well as helps us to plan activities that are of specific interest for your child.

 

As part of your child’s learning journey we will also complete regular assessments to highlight areas that your child is particularly strong in and similarly pick out any areas we may be able to offer extra support.

 

Assessments will include:

 

  • Starting point assessment to be completed in the first 6 weeks of your child joining us. This will be completed in conjunction with the parent/carer and will allow us to form a picture of what your child is already able to do.

 

  • A progress check at approximately 2 years of age. This will be completed whilst your child is in the 2 year old room before they move on to the pre-school room.

 

  • On-going assessments. We aim to complete these every term for your child and will include next steps that we will focus on to allow your child to make further progress. Your child’s next steps are also displayed in the rooms for you to view at any time.  All children will have an up to date assessment completed before they move up to the next room or onto school and this will be shared with your permission with future key carers or teachers to allow them to have an idea of your child’s developmental level.

 

We hold termly parent consultation meetings where you can discuss your child’s progress, identify and discuss your child’s next steps in their learning and development in  detail and of course you can  speak to their child’s key person if you have any concerns.

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