Starting School Information for Parents
In Nursery and Reception we follow the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage.Nursery Information Early Years Foundation Stage Framework
Throughout Nursery and Reception we match progress according to age-related Development Matters StatementsDevelopment Matters
Each Reception child will participate in the reception baseline assessment (RBA) within the first 6 weeks of starting school. The RBA is a short, interactive and practical assessment of your child’s early literacy, communication, language and mathematics skills. Find out more here
At the end of Reception, each child will be assessed against 17 key areas called the Early Learning Goals (ELG’s). This is known as the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Profile. For each early learning goal, practitioners must judge whether a child is meetingÂ the level of development expected at the end of the Reception year (expected), exceeding this level (exceeding), or not yet reaching this level (emerging).
The completed EYFS Profile also includes a short commentary on each child’s skills and abilities in relation to the three key characteristics of effective learning. This will support future curriculum planning and will provide the Year 1 teacher with important information about each child’s approach to learning.Guide to Early Learning Goals