EYFS, Phonics and KS1 Results

Birches First School EYFS, Phonics and Key Stage 1 Attainment Results 

 

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Attainment 

The Department for Education explains that the Good Level of Development (GLD) is a performance measure for children in Reception Class or EYFS. Children are defined as having reached a ‘Good Level of Development’ at the end of their year in Reception if they have achieved at least the Early Learning Goal in:-

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Physical Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Specific areas of Mathematics and Literacy 

 

2014

2015

2016

Good Level of Development

School

National

School

National

School

National

All Pupils

77%

61%

73%

66%

83.3%

69%

 

 

2017

2018

2019

Good Level of Development

School

National

School

National

School

National

All Pupils

87%

71%

80%

72%

77%

%

EYFS attainment was once again well above national results at the end of last year due to an in-depth review of practice alongside focused and sustainable action plans for improvement. Assessment of children’s progress in the Early Years curriculum (17 areas of learning) is an on-going process at Birches First School with parents and children contributing to the Learning Journey (record of achievement) throughout the year.

 

Year 1 Phonics Screening Attainment 

The phonics screening check was introduced by the Government in 2012 to determine whether children have learnt phonic decoding to an appropriate standard. It aims to identify those who need extra help to improve their decoding skills. At Birches First, we recognise that children learn to read in different ways. We teach phonics alongside a number of other strategies to support all children in their reading journey. We aspire to all our children being able to understand, think more deeply and share their thoughts and opinions about the text.

Year 1 Results

2014

2015

2016

2017

School

National

School

National

School

National

School

National

All Pupils

80%

74%

87%

77%

97%

81%

90%

81%

 

2018

2019

2020

2021

School

National

School

National

School

National

School

National

All Pupils

93%

82%

77%

%

%

%

%

%

 

Birches First School Key Stage 1 (KS1) Attainment

The statutory tests taken in July 2016/17 by children in Year 2 were the first to reflect the new primary curriculum and higher expectations. Instead of using ‘Levels’ to communicate attainment, we now use ‘Expected Standard’ at the end of each year. Our results show that Birches First School children perform above the national average in Mathematics and in English and Mathematics when working at a Greater Depth.

Key Stage 1 Results 2016

Working at the expected Standard +

Working at

Greater Depth

 

School

National

School

National

Reading

80%

74%

40%

24%

Writing

80%

65%

20%

13%

Maths

76%

73%

20%

18%

 

Key Stage 1 Results 2017

Working at the expected Standard +

Working at

Greater Depth

 

School

National

School

National

Reading

73%

76%

47%

25%

Writing

70%

68%

33%

16%

Maths

77%

75%

40%

21%

 

Key Stage 1 Results 2018

Working at the expected Standard +

Working at

Greater Depth

 

School

National

School

National

Reading

73%

75%

30%

26%

Writing

70%

70%

23%

16%

Maths

77%

76%

27%

22%

 

Key Stage 1 Results 2019

Working at the expected Standard +

Working at

Greater Depth

 

School

National

School

National

Reading

84%

%

27%

%

Writing

80%

%

13%

%

Maths

83%

%

23%

%

 

For any further information regarding any of the above information please contact Miss Varricchione.