EYFS Impact Statement

The experiences of the tasks and activities in our EYFS ARE demonstrated through children being deeply engaged in play. Our children will grow to be confident, competent lifelong learners and good citizens.

The children at Nutfield Church experience a smooth transition between Nursery, Reception and beyond. Effective communication and collaboration ensure the children leave the EYFS with a solid foundation of learning of which to build upon.

We measure progress and children’s learning across the year through formative and summative assessment which are based on the teacher’s knowledge of the child, their learning journeys, Tapestry, photographs and videos. We aim to exceed the National and Local Authority data for children achieving Good Level of Development.

We carry out regular internal moderation sessions during staff meetings and EYFS staff attend external meetings and training to ensure that we feel confident with our judgements and that these judgements are consistent with a range of other settings. Assessment starts with careful observations which are then used to inform planning. Learning and teaching is thus effective when children feel a sense of belonging, curiosity and competence showing resilience and tenacity.

By monitoring assessment procedures regularly, we can effectively demonstrate what learning is taking place and how each child is progressing in all seven areas of the EYFS curriculum. Progress toward the ELGs will ensure a positive disposition to learn in KS1 and beyond.