Observation, assessment and planning
The Dorset Early Years Team has produced some documentation and planning formats which may support your provision.
'Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) requires those who plan and deliver early years provision to put children first; to listen to them and their parents; to observe what they can do; and to make them the most important influence on planning, observational assessment, routines and staffing.'
'It is important that practitioners ensure that they observe closely what children can do, and use those observations as the basis of assessment and planning of the next stages of children's development (there must be no tests for children at any stage of the EYFS)'
'Play underpins delivery of all of EYFS and must be planned for children in both indoor and outdoor space. Practitioners should enable all children to participate, enjoy and achieve in a rich, play based curriculum which fosters their physical, social, emotional and intellectual development.'
Early Years Foundation Stage 2006
- Observation, Assessment and Planning [47kb]
- Foundation Stage Curriculum Progression [59kb]
- Learning Journey - Communication, Language & Literacy [54kb]
- Learning Journey - Creative Development [36kb]
- Learning Journey - Knowledge & Understanding of the World [44kb]
- Learning Journey - Mathematical Development [33kb]
- Learning Journey - Personal, Social & Emotional Development [41kb]
- Learning Journey - Physical [43kb]