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    Hi
    Could someone just look at my first observation and check I am on the right lines please????

    Boy is 2.5

    What did they do?
    D looks into the tree stump to see if he can find any mini beasts. He sees something and points at it for me to see what he has found. Next he looks at different leaves on the ground and adds them to our collection bag. He's found a muddy puddle and has lots of fun jumping in it and tells me 'muddy' and laughs

    Links to Early Years Foundation Stage

    oPhysical Development
    oKnowing & understanding the World
    oCommunication, Language & Literacy
    oCreative Development
    oProblem Solving, Reasoning & Numeracy

    How did the adult support learning/development?

    oI suggested he to try looking in different areas for new leaves
    oAsked what different things he could see/hear (birds singing in the trees/bugs/tall trees, newly planted leaves)
    **don't think he understood more interested in muddy puddles and running around lol****

    Next Steps?

    oTalk about where different mini beasts live. Look at pictures and match them
    oActivities on the different stages trees grow (include how they lose leaves in autumn)
    oColouring pictures

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    Problem Solving, Reasoning & Numeracy (PSRN)

    oMatch the leaves to the picture
    oCount Leaves 1-5 (points as I say the number)

    Physical Development (PD)

    oHas fun running around the forest and splashing in the muddy puddles.

    Creative Development (CD)

    oMakes a picture using the leaves & sticks etc collected on our walk
    oColour pictures on the different stages of growing

    Knowing & Understanding the World (KUW)
    oLooks at different mini beasts and tells me ‘pider’ (spider) & bug (beetle)
    oLook at the homes of mini beasts


    Communications, Language & Literacy (CLL)
    oTells me what he has seen.
    oStates that he is muddy
    oRead a book about bugs

    That's the basic just wanted to make sure I'm on the right lines really...!!!!Maybe I'm thinking too much and making it more complicated I'm like that..making more work for myself..

    Any criticism or PRAISE welcome.....ooh its like waiting for exam results..aahhhh

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    It looks absolutely fine to me. Remember you don't have to do fantastic amounts of detail all the time. Short and to the point is enough - well done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Penny Cartledge View Post
    It looks absolutely fine to me. Remember you don't have to do fantastic amounts of detail all the time. Short and to the point is enough - well done.
    Thank you .

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    Am I right in saying that I only have to doi a couple of these a month... and do I have to show evidence that the next steps were carried out????

    So many questions but I guess they never stop there's always something else lol

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    Yes you have to record that your next steps were carried out. My inspector was hot on this a few months ago. Observation looks great hun, but doesn't have to be that lengthly for all of them. I only do one a week for each child. Anymore than that and i'd have so much paperwork I wouldn't have time to look after the kids!

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    Thanks Aimee x

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    When I link to EYFS, I select a particular age group and statement from the six areas learning in the Practice Guidance.
    ie Language, Literacy and Communication
    Linking Sounds and Letters 16-26 mths
    Listen to and enjoy rhythmic patterns in rhymes and stories

    OFSTED told me to state why you have suggested the next step, ie to develop understanding, extend understanding, re-inforce, motor skills, hand-eye coordination, etc.

    Hope this helps and doesnt confuse!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruth Saxelbye View Post
    When I link to EYFS, I select a particular age group and statement from the six areas learning in the Practice Guidance.
    ie Language, Literacy and Communication
    Linking Sounds and Letters 16-26 mths
    Listen to and enjoy rhythmic patterns in rhymes and stories

    OFSTED told me to state why you have suggested the next step, ie to develop understanding, extend understanding, re-inforce, motor skills, hand-eye coordination, etc.

    Hope this helps and doesnt confuse!!!
    Thank you for this..and it does help

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    I also use the statuory guidance so where you have linked the obs to one of the 6 areas, so k &U would be Place.

    I was also told rightly or wrongly not to link it to so many areas just to 1 or two
    When someone tells you nothing is impossible, tell them to go slam a revolving door

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    Quote Originally Posted by FussyElmo View Post
    I also use the statuory guidance so where you have linked the obs to one of the 6 areas, so k &U would be Place.

    I was also told rightly or wrongly not to link it to so many areas just to 1 or two
    Hi i was told that too. if you think about nearly every activity can be linked to all 6 areas in some way. my DO said to just link it to the main 2 or 3 that it covers, you don't have to find a link to all 6

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruth Saxelbye View Post
    When I link to EYFS, I select a particular age group and statement from the six areas learning in the Practice Guidance.
    ie Language, Literacy and Communication
    Linking Sounds and Letters 16-26 mths
    Listen to and enjoy rhythmic patterns in rhymes and stories

    OFSTED told me to state why you have suggested the next step, ie to develop understanding, extend understanding, re-inforce, motor skills, hand-eye coordination, etc.

    Hope this helps and doesnt confuse!!!
    I also do this. I have a book Kerrie that has been very helpful. It's called the "Practical EYFS Handbook" by Penny Tassoni. It's £13.89 on Amazon. It's helped me a lot. x

 

 

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