You will see that the levels all cross over a number of year levels. For example, look at level 3:
The darkest shaded part sits above year 6, which means that a year 6 child is expected to be achieving at level 3.
Now look at year 5 and you will see that this year group sits below the lighter shaded lower part of level three (or early level 3 as we say) as well as sits below the lighter shaded upper part of level 2. This means that the expected achievement in year 5 is early level 3 with some learning areas being late level 2.
Of course, many of our children are achieving above expectation which means that the year 6 child could be achieving at early level 4 (above expectation) or mid to late level 4 (well above expectation).
A year 6 child not achieving at expectation, might be early or at level 2. We know all the students who are at risk of not achieving at or above expectation and ensure that support is put in place for them in order for them to have the best chance of meeting expectation by the end of a year.
When you go into the parent portal, you will be able to look at the actual data for your child in reading, writing and maths so a knowledge of what levels mean is invaluable.
I hope that our combination of putting the child at the centre of learning and reporting, along with providing parents the opportunity to view data directly and the end of year modified written report will give parents a very good picture of where their child sits against the New Zealand Curriculum levels. Next year you will be able to dip in and out of SeeSaw whenever you feel like it which will add another layer to our reporting.
Reminder 1 – Triadic Meetings 28, 29 November – School Closes Early
Triadic parent, child teacher meetings coming up on 28, 29 November. Further details to come. School will finish at 2pm on Wednesday 28th so we can ensure everyone gets an allocated time.
Reminder 2 – 2019 Enrolments
If you have a child who will be starting school during 2019, please send in your pre enrolment forms as soon as possible.
Reminder 3 – Forming Classes
If you wish us to take any information into consideration as we form classes, please email me. It may be a request to separate your child from another child. Please note that we do not accept any requests for specific teachers. Please email your thoughts by 23 November. It is almost impossible to make any changes once all families have been notified about the class their child will be in for 2019.
Reminder 4 – Leavers’ Assembly
Leavers’ assembly is on 7 December at 2pm (note the later start time) and is combined with the announcement of councillors and house captains. Reports and class placements will be sent home on 14 December. Children will visit their new classrooms on 14 December.
Reminder 5 – Carol Service and Prizegiving
Carol service is on 11 December and prizegiving at Baradene at 1.30pm on 18 December. School finishes on Thursday 20 December at 12.30.