Assessments at Valistus EYFS are an ongoing process of gathering information about a child's development, learning, and behaviour. Our assessments are aligned with the goals and expectations of the early years curriculum. We believe that assessing a child and giving them timely feedback helps educators and parents identify their strengths and areas for improvement. It also helps to design appropriate learning experiences and interventions to support their growth and development. Assessments in the EYFS typically focus on evaluating the developmental progress of young children in various areas of learning, such as literacy, numeracy, and motor skills, as well as their cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development.Assessments used in EYFS include:Observations: Facilitators observe and document children's behaviour and interactions with others, materials, and the environment to evaluate their social and emotional development, as well as their cognitive and physical skills.Checklists: Facilitators use checklists to assess children's progress in specific areas of learning, such as literacy, numeracy, or motor skills. These assessments may be formal or informal, depending on the purpose and context.Assignments: Facilitators collect samples of children's work, such as drawings, videos, and photographs, to evaluate their skills and understanding of various concepts and document these to involve the learners in a feed-forward process.
Reporting assessments to parents:Written Reports: Formal reports are completed at the end of each school semester, twice a year. The report includes achievement indicators for all curricular areas.Parent-teacher conferences: conferences are held four times throughout the academic year to review student progress and share academic information, progress reports, and work samples.Digital portfolio: Portfolios are a purposeful collection of student work designed to demonstrate successes, growth, development in different domains, creativity, and reflection throughout the year.