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Barley and Barkway (VA) Church of England First Schools Federation

‘Living Life in All Its Fullness’

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Throughout the year you will be updated on your child's progress through termly consultations. We have recently introduced additional opportunities to welcome parents and carers into school to share and celebrate learning journeys with their children.  Staff are always available to talk at other times as required.
At the end of the EYFS, in the summer term of the Reception year in school, the teachers complete an assessment which is known as the EYFS profile. This assessment is based on what they, and other staff caring for your child have observed over a period of time. All of the information is collected is used to judge how your child is doing in the 7 areas of learning and development. Information will be shared with the teacher that your child will have in Year one to inform them of your child’s progress and areas for development.
The school will give you a report of your child’s progress, including information from his or her EYFS Profile. Part of this report will inform you about your child’s learning styles, which are described as the ‘Characteristics of effective learning’ and include the following aspects:

By playing and exploring:
• Finding out and exploring
• Using what they know in their play
• Being willing to have a go

Through active learning
• Being involved and concentrating
• Keeping on trying
• Enjoying and achieving what they set out to do

By creating and thinking critically
• Having their own ideas
• Using what they already know to learn new things
• Choosing ways to do things and finding new ways

There will also be a consultation to discuss the report and transition into Year 1 so that we can ensure that both yourself and your child are ready for the next phase of education.  This consultation takes place in the summer term.