We assess in a number of ways. We carry out a baseline assessment when the children begin in Nursery and Reception to find their starting point so we can measure their progress and diminish any gaps in their learning. We have targets set up in Maths and English that the children work towards and we use the ‘2 build a profile’ monitoring tool to capture learning experiences which we assess and link to all the learning stages in the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework. Links with parents is also used to inform assessments through completed homework and a home achievement book/wow moment book. We reassess children’s learning each half term in Maths and Phonics to monitor progress and track children 3 times during the year in all 17 areas of learning. At the end of the Reception year, a judgement is made on whether or not the child has made a good level of development and is ready for Year 1 and a detailed written report is written to all parents.