Grace Garden International Kindergarten and Nursery conducts regular, ongoing assessments throughout the academic year to review each student's progress. Our assessment criteria is aligned with the Early Years Outcome.
| A. Listening
|| B. Understanding
|| C. Speaking
|| D. Reading
|| E. Writing
- Listens to familiar sounds, words or finger play. Responds to intonation of sounds and voices.
- Recognizes their own name. Understands and responds to single words in context.
- Uses sounds in play, single words and imitates sounds and words.
- Looks and handles books with interest.
- Uses writing utensils to make marks and to colour.
- Listens to and enjoys rhymes and stories. Demonstrates understanding joining in with actions and vocalisations.
- Understands simple imperatives. Selects and finds objects by name.
- Mimics familiar expressions. Starts to string words together to form sentences. Asks simple questions. Uses everyday words.
- Recognises and names letters.
- Colours, draws lines and attempts shapes.
- Listens with interest to stories. Recognises and responds to familiar sounds.
- Understands simple questions, complex sentences and basic concepts. Starts to enquire.
- Holds a basic conversation;. However, jumps from topic to topic Learns new words rapidly and uses them in communication.
- Reads sight words. Attempts to read simple words.
- Writes the letters of the alphabet and simple sight words.
- Listens with attention and recalls. Anticipates key events and phrases. Listens to others in small groups and individually.
- Comprehends basic ideas and meanings. Uses an enquiry approach. Responds to simple instructions.
- Uses more complex sentences to link thoughts and ideas. Sequences past events.
- Reads sight words confidently. Reads short stories with a basic level of comprehension.
- Spells four letter words using phonics skills and attempts to write sentences.
- Has developed multi-tasking skills; can 'listen and do' for short periods.
- Comprehends ideas and meanings. Responds to instructions in a two-part sequence. Understands humour.
- Has developed extended vocabulary. Engages in a conversation. Expresses ideas.
- Reads and comprehends short stories.
- Writes short sentences and spells phonetically.