When they are tired, I build in extra breaks or change what the challenge is to fit what resources we have. When a task is boring to them I change it to help interest them or help them understand why we have to do things that aren't always the most interesting thing!
I am not preparing your kids to complete a 'test', I am preparing them to be life long learners. So I don't test them; I assess their journey so far and what they need to go forward.
Thank you all for your support in this journey- I have loved being a part in your children's education this year.
Please see the note from the Primary Principals:
"Assessment Practice in the Primary School
In the Primary school teachers use continuous, on-going assessments of and for learning throughout the year. The assessments are varied and provide multiple opportunities for students to demonstrate learning. Together this information is used to support the child’s learning, inform teachers of next learning steps and is also used to make a judgement on an overall grade for reporting 3 times a year.
“Because understanding develops as a result of on-going inquiry and rethinking, the assessment of understanding should be thought of in terms of a collection of evidence over time instead of an event…..” (Fisher and Frey quoting Wiggins and McTighe 6)
If you have any concerns or questions please make a time to come and talk with us."