Teaching and learning - early years
Observation, assessment and planning
The following examples, to be used as a guide to support the development of your own systems, have developed from the sharing of ideas and discussion with schools and settings.
What to expect, when? (foundation years website) a non-statutory document, developed with parents for parents providing an overview of the EYFS Framework, and how parents can support learning and development.
All about me
All about me example (word)
EYFS progress check at age two example (word) - Can be used alongside know how guide (GOV.UK). If at any point throughout the EYFS significant emerging concerns are identified an EHAP should be initiated.
Monitoring children’s progress and outcomes
These tools can be used from birth to five to track and provide gap analyses of children's progress for individual, whole group and specific groups:
Planning is the dialogue and thought processes involved in supporting children’s learning and development. The planning form is the recording of this process. Planning formats can be devloped with reference to observation and planning prompts and questions.
Equality and achievement
Language and cultural background leaflets produced by empac (engaging migrant parents and children) can be accessed in the EMPAC section, providing information on the cultural profile of children and families from Afghanistan, Poland and Somalia.
Supporting bilingual children in the EYFS
Ofsted supporting practice videos
- Teaching and play in the early years (youtube.com)
- What inspectors will be looking at when inspecting teaching, learning and assessment (youtube.com)
- Ofsted has no preferred style of teaching (youtube.com)
- Disadvantaged children and the pupil premium (youtube.com)
- What teaching means in the early years (youtube.com)