Assessment in the Foundation Stage Classroom
The Early Years are profiled in a summary which describes children's attainment at the end of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).
There are a range of activities upon which the teachers draw their judgements in relation to the Early Learning Goals including playing and exploring, active learning and creative or thinking critically. At the end of the year a child's learning will be judged as:
- the child’s attainment in relation to the 7 early learning descriptors
- a short narrative describing the child’s 3 characteristics of effective learning
The prime areas of learning in the EYFS are:
- meets the level expected at the end of the EYFS
- is best described as 'emerging'
The specific areas of learning are:
- Communication and Language Development
- Physical Development
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Understanding the World
- Expressive Arts and Design