At NIA Reception children are set objectives using the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage. Children’s understanding of mark making, letters, sounds and words, as well as their development of reading skills, are supported using the Development Matters Statements and Early Excellence statements for their age and stage, which leads to the Early Learning Goals.
Early Excellence Assessment Tracker (EXAT) holds assessment information for children in Reception. Evidence of children’s progress is gathered through photographs, pictures and recordings of their play, as well as formal examples of adult-led English tasks.
The National Curriculum sets out the statutory entitlement to learning for all pupils in each Key Stage. The programmes of study set out what children should be taught.
The programmes of study consist of the following dimensions:
- Spoken Language
- Word Reading
- Comprehension (both listening and reading)
- Transcription (spelling and handwriting)
- Composition (articulating ideas and structuring them in speech and writing).
- Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation (integrated within the teaching of Spoken Language, Reading and Writing)