Report-writing support for EYFS and primary

Sian Evans
17th May 2018
EYFS, report-writing support, report writing, report, comment banks, report comment banks, report templates

Make the process of report writing both smooth and pain-free with help from these supportive resources

Can you believe that it's that time of year again? Yes, it's time to sit down and recap the progress your students have made so far. But don’t let it fill you with panic! From well-structured examples to ready to use templates, we've selected some of the very best resoures to ensure that report writing is a manageable - and dare we say - enjoyable task. What are you waiting for?

Supportive resources

Editable templates, well-structured examples and report generator programs...what more could you want? Check out these tried-and-tested helpful resources, designed to make providing clear feedback to parents that bit easier.



Under the new assessment governance and using feedback from staff, we updated our end of year report format. We used this format for all years.

The colours represent the colours we use in school to help map pupils progress - these colours are also shared with pupils and parents so they can monitor progress too.

The language also reflects that used by the DfE and STA.

Please feel free to download and adapt as you wish.
By learningboost

Report Formats for Years 1 to 6

End-of-year report formats for years 1 to 6. Each report format has listed objectives specific to each year group and a space for personal comments for each subject (both core and non-core). All report formats are fully adaptable.

More resources available at
By Chw1881

Student Report Writer Program

This easy-to-use program will allow you to create reports quickly and efficiently. Enter the student’s name, gender, and select from a list of comments - or create your own. Then just click ‘Generate’ and your finished report is automatically copied to the clipboard. For the comments provided, Report Generator will also insert the correct pronoun (He/She, His/Her) for the gender selected. Once you have set up your own comments you can get through a class in minutes! Your comments are retained even after you quit the program. (Runs on Windows 7, 8/8.1 & Windows 10, but not MAC OS).

By ICT Resources

End of year reports EYFS, reporting to parents

reporting to parents end of year reports foundation stage Examples of reports for end of school year. HA and MA. LA now included :)
By ellehob

Report format EYFS 2013

This is a blank word format for report writing. It contains all the areas needed for the revised EYFS and information that needs to be shared with parents and Y1 teachers as outlined in the profile handbook 2013 You can add pictures and text.
By littlesprites

EYFS Report

This is an EYFS report template used with my EYFS class to report to parents on their achievements at the end of the year. It is just a template so you can write as much or as little as you want into each box and adapt as necessary.
By eyfsteacher123

Comment banks

When inspiration is yet to strike and you have exhausted searches for synonyms, comment banks can be a lifesaver. Rather than reinventing the wheel, why not take your pick from this selection of resources?


Comments for Report Writing

I have compiled these statements together with the other teachers in my year group. We have covered Speaking and Listening, Writing, Reading, Maths, Social Skills and Behaviour. I hope that they are useful for any other Key Stage One teacher. Other topics covered: Paperwork

By teachie

Report Card Comment Bank (Skills Based for EYFS/KS1)

Featured in TES EYFS Report Writing Blog Post May 2017

Skills Based Report Comments, ideally for EYFS and KS1.

Included 16 pages-
Over 99 comments!
By PollyPuddleduck

Report Comments for Characteristics of Learning

Comments bank for writing reports for EYFS Characteristics of Learning End of year reporting to parents
By fionamoldon

report comment bank

Comments I have collected over the years all in one place. I cannot take credit for them at all - they are just ones I have found on the internet and copied onto a word document. Very helpful when writing reports!
By v3884

Report Writing Comments Bank - general attitude, effort & contribution comments for reports

I hope this makes report writing easier for someone. Please review.

This is a Report Writing Comments Bank for general contribution, effort and attitude comments, for example,
'He has the ability and commitment to excel in many subjects.'
'He consistently and actively contributes knowledge, opinions, and skills to a group.'
'He is a charming and helpful member of the class who can always be relied upon to carry out any task conscientiously.'
'He is an open-minded and flexible thinker.'
'He needs encouragement to take a more active part in class discussion.'

The statements start with general report starter comments and attributes that could be commented on in general reports. Next, statements about attitude and contribution are grouped from very positive and positive to less positive comments.
By AWalkerEducation

Report comments for early years

Here in Papua New Guinea, Reception refers to children turning 4 and Transition refers to children turning 5 in preparation for transition to their first year of formal schooling. Our curriculum is based on the UK EYFS. To make our report writing process easier, I have put together two banks of report comments that pertain to the EYFS outcome indicators (in parent friendly form). Love receiving the TESconnect newsletter here in Port Moresby. Kerry Honey Team Leader Early Learning Centre The Ela Murray International School Port Moresby PNG.

By khoney

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