By the end of their foundation years, children should be ready for school: healthy, sociable, curious, happy, active and able to make the most of the opportunities available to them.
At the end of your child’s reception year in school, you will get an Early Years Foundation Stage report about your child’s development and learning progress. This will highlight the things your child is good at, any areas that might need more support when they move into Year 1 at primary school and how you can help.
From September 2015, some schools will use new ‘baseline’ assessments as soon as your four-year-old starts reception class, with all schools using these assessments from September 2016. These assessments are to help teachers to understand better your child’s abilities from when they start reception class.