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. This is collected through a mix of long, short and incidental observations. Information from parents is also collected about what the child does at home so we have full coverage of a child. These observations are collected and stored in a 'Learning Journal' which tracks the child's development and achievement over the school year.
The observations are then used to plan effectively to ensure the child moves on in their learning and is sufficiently challenged in their next learning goals.
At the end of the year children are assessed against 17 Early Learning Goals (ELG's). They will be assessed as either being emerging, expected or exceeding the Early Learning Goals.
Parents will be given this information at the end of the year in a school report along with their child's Learning Journal.