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Observation & Assessment | Free Early Learning Resources for Teachers

A collection of early years (EYFS) and key stage 1 (KS1) resources designed to help with  observation, assessment and planning in early years settings. Includes an editable learning journey cover and introduction as well as observation and assessment sheets and labels featuring the EYFS statements for each of the relevant age groups.

You may also find our SEN section useful, as this contains further early years observation documents that might come in handy.

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2 Year Old Check Development Matters Statements

A really useful document containing the key development matters statements for the prime areas (16-26 months, 22-36 months) to be used in the 2 year old check.

2 year old check stages

Activity Observation / Planning Sheets

A set of forms that could be used to plan and observe various activities in your school or early years setting.

Areas of Learning Covers (Revised EYFS)

A collection of decorative A4 covers introducing each area of learning under the EYFS.

Assessment Template for Letters and Sounds

A useful template that can be used to assess a child’s progress through each Phase of the DfE’s Letters and Sounds Programme.

Letters and Sounds Assessment Template

Development Matters Statements

A comprehensive document containing the key Development Matters statements for both the prime and specific areas of learning for all age groups.

Development Matters Statements

Early Learning Goals Stickers

A set of handy stickers featuring all of the Early Learning Goals as featured in the revised EYFS, ideal for observation and assessment.

Early Years Goals stickers

Early Years Setting Risk Assessment Template

A useful risk assessment template that could be used in a school or early years setting.

EYFS Evidence Gathering Sheets

A collection of forms which can be used to record the evidence you have collected of a child’s progress in your school or early years setting.

EYFS Long Observation Template

A template that can be used to record significant learning – ideal for group / long observations.

EYFS Observation Sheets

A very useful pro forma which can be used when completing observations and assessments and identifying next steps in your early years settings.

EYFS Observation/Assessment Templates

A handy set of observation templates to use in the early years foundation stage, ideal to use in your early years setting to assess each child’s development.

Observation documents

EYFS Routines & Experiences

A document outlining the EYFS outcomes for various everyday routines and experiences.