Children will be assessed though careful observations and planning
On-going formative assessment is at the heart of effective early years practice. Children are observed as they act and interact in their play, everyday activities and planned activities, as well as information from parents about what the child does at home (observation).
This is then used to plan effectively to ensure the child moves on in their learning and is sufficiently challenged in their next steps.
At the end of the year children are assessed against 17 early learning goals. They will be assessed as either being emerging, expected or exceeding the goals.
Parents will be given this information at the end of the year in school reports.