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  • Assessment requirements for EYFS framework 2021 Learn about the 3 statutory requirements under the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework 2021 and the role of your local authority, and how these differ from the 2017 framework.
  • EYFS: proformas for tracking pupil progress If you find proformas helpful for tracking progress, download our individual and cohort-level tools to monitor progress against the early learning goals in your Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).
  • Reception baseline assessment All new reception pupils will be expected to take the reception baseline assessment from September 2021. Find out how it works so you're prepared to carry it out.
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  • EYFS curriculum
    • Effective child-initiated learning in the EYFS Learn what constructive child-led learning practice looks like and how to find a good balance of child and adult-led activities. Use our expert's guidance to understand how to provide challenge to your EYFS children.
    • EYFS: evaluating the learning environment Download our Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) learning environment audit to assess the indoor and outdoor learning spaces in your early years provision.
    • EYFS: example timetables Are there examples of Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) timetables? This article highlights EYFS class timetables and nursery timetables. It also looks at examples of timetabling approaches in nursery schools developed in response to the 30 hour offer.
    • EYFS framework: changes for September 2021 Changes to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework will apply from 1 September 2021. Download our summary sheet to compare and contrast the changes with the existing framework, and read about the changes to assessment and moderation.
    • EYFS leader: task checklist and questions Download our checklist and questions to help you stay on top of your regular tasks in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and improve your practice.
    • EYFS: planning Ofsted doesn't specify what your EYFS planning should look like. See how other schools have approached it and find resources from an LA to help you get started.
    • Guided reading strategies in the EYFS Are there strategies for conducting guided reading in the EYFS? We refer to two experts' advice on how to conduct guided reading in the EYFS. We also link to an Ofsted report that highlights successful strategies for teaching reading in the EYFS, including guided reading.
    • Language and vocabulary strategies in the EYFS Find strategies to help you enhance your focus on language and vocabulary in the EYFS. You'll also find an audit tool to help you review your current provision.
    • Planning templates for the EYFS Are there planning templates for the EYFS framework? This article relays advice from one of our associate education experts on producing a planning template based on the EYFS framework. We also link to templates produced by local authorities.
    • Providing quality outdoor learning in the EYFS Understand your requirements around outdoor learning, and see how to get the most out of your outdoor space and how to make sure it complements your indoor provision.
    • Teaching and monitoring self-regulation in the EYFS The 2021 EYFS framework has brought in self-regulation as a new early learning goal. Get to grips with what this means for your setting and how to teach and assess self-regulation.
    • Using continuous provision in the EYFS Find out how to create continuous provision in your classroom which sparks curiosity, allows children to play independently and gives them a sense of ownership over their environment.
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