Reception Assessments: Beginning of the Year (late August-end of October)

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Identifying Letters Assessment

Students enter reception with a range of letter knowledge. This worksheet will help establish just what that level of knowledge is!
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Sound Off!

Do students know the sounds each letter makes? Find out using this assessment worksheet.
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Directional Clues

Does your student know left, right, up, and down? Find out in this positional word assessment.
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Pronoun Matching Assessment

Young students often struggle with the proper use of pronouns. After completing this worksheet, you’ll be able to see if their pronoun use matches up!
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Colour Knowledge Assessment

Do students know their colors and how to read them? In this activity students will be asked to identify the shade that matches.
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Rhyming Knowledge Assessment

Does your student know what a rhyme is and how to make one? Determine the extent of their rhyming knowledge with this assessment worksheet.
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Make It Plural

Preschoolers who are very verbal and interested in letters may have noticed plural words and how to form them. Find out just how much students know about plural words and forming plural words in this assessment.
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Syllable Break Down

Does your student know what a syllable is and how to determine the number of syllables in a word? Determine the extent of students’ syllable knowledge with this assessment worksheet.
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Sort It Out

Does your student understand how to sort by shapes and colors? Find out with this sorting assessment.
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Days, Months, and Seasons Assessment

Does your student know the days of the week, when a month occurs, and what the seasons are? Find out with this assessment worksheet.
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Counting to 20 Assessment

Find out if students can count to 20 and help them identify areas of improvement in this counting assessment worksheet.
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Circle the Number

Students must demonstrate an ability to identify the numbers 0-10 to complete this maths assessment activity.
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Order 'Em Up!

Which comes first? Find out if students can order numbers up to 10 with this assessment.
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Number Writing Assessment

Find out if students can write the numbers up to 10 with this number writing assessment worksheet.
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Comparing Numbers Assessment

Greater or lesser than? Equal to? Find out if students understand these concepts with this comparing numbers assessment worksheet.
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Shape It Up!

Can students identify and draw 2D shapes? Find out with this assessment worksheet!
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Measurement Comparison Assessment

Measurement is all about comparisons. Use this assessment to determine whether or not your students know how to compare and use comparison language.
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All About Patterns

Assess whether kids know about patterns with this maths worksheet.
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Understanding Plus One Assessment

Help students learn simple addition by exploring the concept of "plus one" in this worksheet.
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Subtract One Assessment

Help kids grasp the concept of subtraction by taking one away in this worksheet.
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Can You Write Your Name Assessment

Assess whether kids can write their names with this worksheet.
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Letter Formation Assessment

Assess student writing abilities with this alphabet tracing worksheet.
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Illustrate That Story!

Assess kids' listening comprehension with this drawing worksheet.
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Can You Capitalize That?

If this describes your student, this assessment worksheet will help you to determine how much they know about using uppercase letters!
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Image Sequencing Assessment

Kids demonstrate their sequencing skills in this worksheet.
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Can You Spell That?

Assess your students' spelling skills with this word worksheet.
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Full Sentence Write-Up

At the start of reception, students have a range of writing skills. Find out about their sentence writing skills with this assessment.
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Finish That Sentence: Punctuation

Assess kids' understanding of ending punctuation in this worksheet.
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