Formative Assessment (On-Going Assessment)
Teachers support learning through play and develop a bank of evidence over time, which is used to make judgements about each child as an individual. The evidence can be in the form of photographs, observations, completed activities, pieces of “work” and discussions with the child.
Observations of children are vital. The starting point is always with the child. Each child has a unique set of abilities and talents, observations in different situations and those we capture first hand. Teachers observe a child in learning to make decisions about what the child has learned or can do already and what the next step should be.
Observing what each child chooses to do, what their interests are, who they play with, what resources they like provides teachers with reliable information about children as individuals. Any significant learning, something a child has newly achieved is called a “wow moment”. These wow moments will be included in your child’s online Learning Journey in the “Journal” feature of Seesaw.