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Early Years Foundation Stage

This academic year the EYFS Roots curriculum is delivered in Hedgehogs & Squirrels Class. The purpose of this Curriculum is to dovetail our Roots Curriculum with the EYFS Curriculum to make it relevant for children working at Wood Bank School. The approach may differ across classes to meet the needs of each child. An audit will take place once a year to determine the most important aspects of learning for each child, the timetable in each class may be adjusted accordingly.


The timetable for this curriculum will be delivered containing the following areas of learning:

  • My Communication
  • My Maths & Cognition
  • My Physical Development
  • My Topic
  • My Independence
  • My Creative
  • My Play & Leisure


As our EYFS classes can have a wider range of children working at different levels within them, assessment will be specific to the child and their rate of learning. They will either follow the APT/MAPP system or will be assessed through the Derbyshire Tracker.  This will be discussed and agreed with the Senior Leadership Team. Assessments across this curriculum will be:

  • Narrative assessment – Observations, photographs and video will capture the progress and experiences of children working at this level. These will be displayed in Evidence Books.
  • Kingsmill – Using targets set at the Annual Review (APT’s) these will be evaluated using the MAPP system which has been developed by the Dales School. (For some children)
  • Derbyshire Tracker – To show smaller steps of progress. (For some children)
  • APT Evaluations – For children being assessed against the Derbyshire tracker an evaluation of Annual Priority Targets will be completed once a term using a 5 point scale.
  • EYFS Profile – To be completed for all children at the end of Reception
  • PIVATS Assessment – For each child at the end of Reception. This is to inform which class and curriculum they follow as they leave EYFS.


  • A MAPP assessment of each child’s APT Targets will be completed every term. This will be converted to show percentage progress for each child.
  • Work scrutiny of Evidence books twice a year.
  • Data analysis of Derbyshire Tracker.
  • PIVAT assessments to show progress through CASPA.

Supporting Resources

  • B-Squared
  • Roots for Learning
  • Barrs Court
  • Equals Semi-Formal Schemes of Work
  • Early Years Framework