New Parents Booklet 2018/19
The early years foundation stage (EYFS) sets standards for the learning, development and care of your child from birth to 5 years old.
All schools and Ofsted-registered early years providers must follow the EYFS, including childminders, preschools, nurseries and school reception classes.
Your child will mostly be taught through games and play.
The areas of learning are:
Your child’s progress will already have been reviewed when they were between 2 and 3 by an early years practitioner or health visitor.
Their class teacher will assess them at the end of the school year when they turn 5; the assessment is based on classroom observation – your child won’t be tested. It uses the early learning goals, which can be found in the early years framework.
To help review your children’s progress, the Department for Education has published a guide for parents on child development during the first 5 years. Parents are able to check their children’s physical, social and language development against these milestones and learn how best to support them in their development. The ‘What to Expect When’ handbook is available through this link.
10 Things to do Before You’re 6
Parents, carers and families are welcome to request any information about our school as a paper copy. Please contact us and we will be happy to help you.
Riverside Community Primary School
Executive Head Teacher: Scott Fewster
Head of School: Chelsea Norman
Chair of Governors: Chris Swan