We regularly observe and assess children’s learning which enables us to plan appropriate learning activities that stretch children’s learning and ensure progress.  Each child has a Learning Journey which is a record of their progress, and includes observations and photographs of the child playing and learning. Parents and carers are invited to contribute to their child’s Learning Journey with things they have been doing at home. This helps us to get a better understanding of your child’s learning and development and to plan activities to support and extend it.

We assess children using the Early Years Foundation Stage Development Matters and each child is given ‘Possible Lines of Development’ (PLOD) which are then reviewed. Parents and carers are invited to share their child’s Learning Journey and to talk about their child’s progress with their Key Person and also have opportunities to talk to their child's Key Person and the class teacher each day.

A termly report is created by your child’s key person, with a summary of their progress in each area of learning. Parents and carers receive a copy of this report.  Your child’s Learning Journey is then sent to the child’s primary school.

We also observe and assess the dispositions your child is developing during their time at Highfield.

The Highfield Dispositions are:

  • Curiosity
  • Creativity
  • Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Persistence
  • Motivation/Marvelling

These will be recorded at the end of observations in your child’s Learning Journey.