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Useful websites and links

Please see useful websites, links and documents below.

 

Early Years Foundation Stage Assessment and Reporting Arrangements 2017 (ARA)

This guidance is produced by the Standards and Testing Agency (STA) and details the statutory requirements for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) profile assessment and reporting for this academic year.

Please see the document below for further information;

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/574605/2017_EYFS_ARA_v2.2.pdf

 

Early Years Foundation Stage Profile 2017 Handbook

This publication provides non-statutory guidance from the Department for Education. It has been produced to help practitioners make accurate judgements about each child’s attainment during the early years foundation stage (EYFS) and local authorities (LAs) when exercising their function under the EYFS (Learning and Development Requirements) Order 2007, Section 4.2.

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/564249/2017_EYFSP_handbook_v1.1.pdf

 

Statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage

This document is a framework that is mandatory for all early years providers in England (from 3 April 2017)1: maintained schools; non-maintained schools; independent schools; all providers on the Early Years Register; and all providers registered with an early years childminder agency. Please read the document in the attached link below:

 

http://www.foundationyears.org.uk/files/2017/03/EYFS_STATUTORY_FRAMEWORK_2017.pdf

Early Years Foundation Stage Profile

Updated Statutory Handbook 2017 - document to be uploaded soon

 

This handbook is produced by the Standards and Testing Agency (STA), an executive agency of the Department for Education (DfE), which is responsible for ensuring early years foundation stage (EYFS) profile outcomes are reliable as a result of robust moderation.

 

The EYFS profile summarises and describes pupils’ attainment at the end of the EYFS. It gives:

• the pupil’s attainment in relation to the 17 early learning goals (ELG) descriptors

• a short narrative describing the pupil’s 3 characteristics of effective learning

Parents Guide to Assessment in the Foundation Stage at Holy Cross

The attached power point from the Assessment Workshop on Wednesday 30th November 2016.

Thank you to all those parents who turned up and I hope it was useful for you all.

Please come and speak to me if you require further information.

Parents Guide to Numeracy

The attached power point from the Numeracy Workshop on Monday 28th November 2016.

Thank you to all those parents who turned up and I hope it was useful for you all.

Please come and speak to me if you require further information.

Phonics

 

To support our teaching of phonics, a website you may wish to visit with your child is www.phonicsplay.co.uk 
On this website you will find a parent section as well as lots of games your children will love to play.

 

Parents Guide to Phonics

The attached power point from the Phonics Workshop on Wednesday 23rd November 2016.

Thank you to all those parents who turned up and I hope it was useful for you all.

Please come and speak to me if you require further information.

Parents Guide to EYFS

This document helps parents to understand the EYFS.

 

http://stanleygrove.manchester.sch.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/What-to-Expect-When-Guide-for-Parents..pdf

Development Matters

This document helps practitioners to support your child's learning in the Foundation Stage. It is a guidance document helps adults to support and understand their child's development. Please take a moment to have a read. If you need to discuss any elements in this document further, please write a note in your child's red home-school diary and to arrange an appointment. Thank you.

 

http://www.foundationyears.org.uk/files/2012/03/Development-Matters-FINAL-PRINT-AMENDED.pdf

Early Years Foundation Stage Profile

 

This handbook is produced by the Standards and Testing Agency (STA), an executive agency of the Department for Education (DfE), which is responsible for ensuring early years foundation stage (EYFS) profile outcomes are reliable as a result of robust moderation.

 

The EYFS profile summarises and describes pupils’ attainment at the end of the EYFS. It gives:

• the pupil’s attainment in relation to the 17 early learning goals (ELG) descriptors

• a short narrative describing the pupil’s 3 characteristics of effective learning

 

Practitioners’ assessments are primarily based on observing a pupil’s daily activities and events. In particular, practitioners should note the learning which a pupil demonstrates spontaneously, independently and consistently in a range of contexts.

Accurate assessment takes into account a range of perspectives. This should include those of the pupil, parents and other adults who have significant interactions with the pupil. The term ‘parent’ is defined in section 8.

 

The government does not prescribe how ongoing assessment should be undertaken.

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/488745/EYFS_handbook_2016_-_FINAL.pdf

 

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