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    This is one of the National Strategies publications and well worth keeping safe in your own archives!

    Some providers may think 'mark making' is only pencils and crayons...inspectors may say there is no evidence in mark making unless they see pencils and crayons out...that is not so!

    it is much more widespread than that with opportunities in every learning area
    Read the document and then you will be able to 'challenge' the inspector!


    [ARCHIVED CONTENT] Mark Making Matters: Young children making meaning in all areas of learning and development

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    Thanks for that Simona.

    I've got a lot of those old guides that I found recently, so this is a good reminder for me to get them out as most of them are still just as relevant as they were back then. I'm glad I didn't throw them away. I'll have to have a look through and see if I've got that one.

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    Thanks.. Wish id had this 2 weeks ago to show the inspector that its not just about having some readily available pens out.
    Time Out.. The perfect time for thinking about what you're going to destroy next.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mouse View Post
    Thanks for that Simona.

    I've got a lot of those old guides that I found recently, so this is a good reminder for me to get them out as most of them are still just as relevant as they were back then. I'm glad I didn't throw them away. I'll have to have a look through and see if I've got that one.
    So have I! Given by my EY team when they were awash with money...I treasure them
    Although they are archived by the DfE they can be found on the Foundation Years website...long may they remain there!

    JCrackers...if an inspector does not know that mark making is also using fingers to draw in the sand or cornflour....and much more....I question their knowledge!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simona View Post
    This is one of the National Strategies publications and well worth keeping safe in your own archives!

    Some providers may think 'mark making' is only pencils and crayons...inspectors may say there is no evidence in mark making unless they see pencils and crayons out...that is not so!

    it is much more widespread than that with opportunities in every learning area
    Read the document and then you will be able to 'challenge' the inspector!


    [ARCHIVED CONTENT] Mark Making Matters: Young children making meaning in all areas of learning and development
    I wish I'd seen this prior to one of my inspections where the little boy I had (who hated mess so NEVER went anywhere near paint) made marks in the snow with a toy lawnmower. He was really proud of the marks he made and spent a lot of time turning the mower this way and that and watching the tracks it made in the snow.

    I pointed this out to her while she briefly stepped out in the snow with us - during the rest of the time, she had her back to us at a desk with her laptop. Of course, my improvement point was to give the children more access to paints for mark-making. She totally missed the point, I think. Never mind, I really enjoyed that inspection regardless and hope my next one goes as well.

    (My current grade was the result of an unannounced inspection a couple of years ago - an awful experience, so hope you don't mind if I don't go there. Over it now and hopefully all of my efforts since to learn and improve will stand me in good stead for next time.)

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    I will go through all the National Strategies later and post the ones that will help cms.
    Archived or not they are still very relevant!

    the DfE did not like the fact they were published by the DCSF...so they banished them...but now think they are good to dig out!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simona View Post
    This is one of the National Strategies publications and well worth keeping safe in your own archives!

    Some providers may think 'mark making' is only pencils and crayons...inspectors may say there is no evidence in mark making unless they see pencils and crayons out...that is not so!

    it is much more widespread than that with opportunities in every learning area
    Read the document and then you will be able to 'challenge' the inspector!


    [ARCHIVED CONTENT] Mark Making Matters: Young children making meaning in all areas of learning and development

    Thanks so much for posting this Simona. I look after a little boy who HATES writing, colouring in etc but is happy making marks in sand, gloop, with paint and enjoyed chalk.

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    I have a shelf of these! They used to send you out a hard copy for all your staff - I refer to them lots for ideas...when you look through them Simona there is also an early maths in play one that might be a useful link, I had a quick look but couldn't see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FloraDora View Post
    I have a shelf of these! They used to send you out a hard copy for all your staff - I refer to them lots for ideas...when you look through them Simona there is also an early maths in play one that might be a useful link, I had a quick look but couldn't see it.
    There are dozens of them Flora Dora!!!! I have put a few links in the National Strategies thread.

    The maths one is on that list...is that the one you mean?

 

 

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