What Our New Year 3 Children Said:
At Seaton Junior School we love to welcome young children into our school family in Year 3. They usually settle in beautifully and after a few days they say that they are definitely coming back! Here are some comments from Year 3 children in their first term at the school:
"I love this school because everyone loves me and respects me"
"In this school we always speak the queen's language"
"I love this school because it has really nice food and a tuck shop"
"The teachers are very caring and helpful"
"This school is FANTASTIC because the teachers don't just give you work, they help you and explain it to you"
"The teachers don't give you boring activities they give you exciting activities"
"I like Seaton Junior School because when there is an argument it gets sorted out straight away"
"The teachers are always willing to help"
"I like it that we have lots of computers"
"This is a BRILLIANT school because we have good relationships"
"Firstly when I came to this school I was worried but ....then I realised I was wrong because I am really happy here now"
"I like Seaton Junior School because I like the teachers and the headteacher"
"I like the wet play books"
"I like this school because all of the lessons are fantastic and I learn a lot"
"The teachers are funny and kind"
"The handwriting is good"
"I like this school because no-one leaves you out and if you bully, you go to the head teacher straight away"
"I like the work in school because it isn't easy and it isn't hard its just right and I hope it stays that way because its just right for me"
"The assembly hall is my favourite place to be because I love to sing and see who gets star of the week"
"School is cool because there is fun, I like our class pet because he always keeps us company if anyone is alone"
"It's fabulous here because the teachers are brilliant at this school"
"I like Seaton Juniors because the displays are bright and colourful and the teachers are extra super"
"I love it here because we get recognised for very good work"
JUNIOR SCHOOL BASELINE ASSESSMENTS
In the summer term before they start, the children visit us for sample days. We also invite the children each year to the Christmas Show. After settling in the children are assessed so that we have a true and accurate starting point from which we measure progress. We call these assessments 'Baseline Assessments'.
Our Baseline Assessments are validated by an external source every year, Parents are invited to discuss results with the class teacher. Ofsted praise the accuracy of Seaton Junior School's Baseline Assessments:
" Accurate assessments of attainment in Year 3"
"Pupils are rigorously tested when they enter the school in Year 3. Results of these tests have been scrutinised by representatives of the local authority and an independent consultant who confirm their accuracy"
''Leaders have established good systems for making sure that their own assessments are as accurate as possible when pupils enter the school at Year 3. Information from these assessments, together with a range of evidence, including work in pupils’ books, shows that over time pupils currently in the school now make strong progress in reading, writing and mathematics. ''