Watton-at-Stone Primary and Nursery School

Rectory Lane, Watton-At-Stone, Hertfordshire, SG14 3SG

01920 830233



Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

Assessment in the EYFS is ongoing for all areas of learning. Adults and children have regular interactions where skills are learnt and adults further the children's learning 'in the moment' during adult led sessions and child initiated learning. Children are provided with enhancements or the opportunity to extend their learning during an interaction. Practitioner knowledge informs assessments and new learning is shared with parents every half term. 


Throughout the year, children are provided with mini reports, half termly information on Tapestry or an end of year report. These will explain:

  • Learning experiences, often related to previous next steps (what the children have learnt)
  • Characteristics of effective learning (how the children learn)
  • New next steps


Children are assessed against age-related expectations at the following points:

  • On entry
  • Termly thereafter
  • On exit


A judgement of a Good Level of Development (GLD) is also recorded at the end of the Reception year. The Characteristics of Learning reports, along with the Good Level of Development results are given to Reception parents/carers at the end of the summer term.