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  • Assessment requirements for EYFS framework 2021 Learn about the 3 statutory requirements under the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework 2021 and the role of your local authority, and how these differ from the 2017 framework.
  • Reception baseline assessment All new primary school pupils will be expected to take the reception baseline assessment from September 2021. Find out how it works so you're prepared to carry it out.
  • Tracking progress in the EYFS How can we track progress in the early years? This articles looks at how Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) providers can track and demonstrate progress.
  • Tracking progress of pupils with SEN in the EYFS How do we assess pupils with SEN who are working below the EYFS profile? This article cites advice from the STA and 3 experts on assessing pupils with special educational needs in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). We also link to additional development tracking methods.
  • Tracking pupil progress in the EYFS: proformas Are there proformas for tracking progress using the EYFS framework? This article features a KeyDoc with a template assessment tracker, created with one of our associate education experts. It also has a KeyDoc for a cohort tracker, to help schools look at EYFS data for an entire cohort.
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  • EYFS curriculum
    • Effective child-initiated learning in the EYFS Learn what constructive child-led learning practice looks like and how to find a good balance of child and adult-led activities. Use our expert's guidance to understand how to provide challenge to your EYFS children.
    • Equipment for an EYFS classroom What equipment should be used in an EYFS classroom? In this article, we relay advice from one of our associate education experts and look at the equipment that different settings use. We also link to commercial organisations that provide EYFS equipment.
    • Evaluating the learning environment: EYFS Download our Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) learning environment audit to assess the indoor and outdoor learning spaces in your early years provision.
    • EYFS evidence scrutiny proformas Are there evidence scrutiny proformas for the EYFS? We worked with one of our associate education experts to create a KeyDoc proforma for scrutinising evidence of learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). We link to a template from an LA and guidance on making work scrutinies effective.
    • EYFS framework: changes for September 2021 Changes to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework will apply from 1 September 2021. Download our summary sheet to compare and contrast the changes with the existing framework, and read about the changes to assessment and moderation.
    • EYFS timetables: examples Are there examples of Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) timetables? This article highlights EYFS class timetables and nursery timetables. It also looks at examples of timetabling approaches in nursery schools developed in response to the 30 hour offer.
    • Guided reading strategies in the EYFS Are there strategies for conducting guided reading in the EYFS? We refer to two experts' advice on how to conduct guided reading in the EYFS. We also link to an Ofsted report that highlights successful strategies for teaching reading in the EYFS, including guided reading.
    • Language and vocabulary strategies in the EYFS Find strategies to help you enhance your focus on language and vocabulary in the EYFS. You'll also find an audit tool to help you review your current provision.
    • Planning in the EYFS: examples, guidance and case studies Are there examples of outstanding planning for the EYFS? Ofsted does not specify what outstanding planning looks like. We link to examples of planning from 'outstanding' infant and special schools, and examples of planning templates from local authorities.
    • Planning templates for the EYFS Are there planning templates for the EYFS framework? This article relays advice from one of our associate education experts on producing a planning template based on the EYFS framework. We also link to templates produced by local authorities.
    • Providing quality outdoor learning in the EYFS UpdatedUnderstand your requirements around outdoor learning, and see how to get the most out of your outdoor space and how to make sure it complements your indoor provision.
    • Teaching and monitoring self-regulation in the EYFS The 2021 EYFS framework has brought in self-regulation as a new early learning goal. Get to grips with what this means for your setting and how to teach and assess self-regulation.
    • Using continuous provision in the EYFS Find out how to create continuous provision in your classroom which sparks curiosity, allows children to play independently and gives them a sense of ownership over their environment.
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