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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.