Take a look at our literacy powerpoint for all pupils in Foundation Stage 2.
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Foundation Stage Marking Policy
In Foundation Stage, the purpose of marking is more to make relevant annotations for adults to read, rather than giving written feedback or points for improvement to the children.
If a child is completing a piece of work with an adult, verbal feedback is given at the time of completion and notes are made about the level of support that was required by the child and whether or not they achieved the learning objective for that activity.
Marking is completed in black ink (rather than the green used throughout school), to role model to the children that at this stage, pencils are for writing and colours are for colouring.
Evidence of child-initiated learning is kept within each child’s Learning Journey, the up-keep of which is the responsibility of their Key Person.
Again, these observations are annotated to indicate the learning that took place during the activity and any appropriate next steps for that child in relation to the task.