What we try to do during term time is have time outs during the day one a week for three staff members one hour each, obviously this is not enough and we always have to take them home. We also can't always have time outs due to many reasons, and i as room officer often sacrfice my time out for someone else.
What we tend to do is have 20 or so spontanous observations 4-5 large observations, art work, structured work, and then an evaluation of everything.
oh yeah we put photo's in to, i can be boastful to, as whenever ofsted see are books that are now folders they have always been impressed how much work and effort we put into it, a parent recently took their child out of a nursery and put him in ours, she loves us and showed us his development folder from other nursery it was all creative, no photos or anything my work colleague just gave it back to her as it didn't provide us with anything useful
What was that, a system whereby the links fill themselves in automatically, using a lookup table, on a spreadsheet? You are so clever . I don't suppose you would share would you??
I too am so behind but have started to devote my day off on a Friday to trying to catch up, I only have five folders to do!!
Hope you enjoy your nap, my mindees are napping and so tempted to put my legs up on sofa and join them!
We are doing activities today to celebrate Beatrix Potters birthday which I think is tomorrow, so just popped on computer to prints some things off for the children but seem to have detracted from the task in hand
I don't have your email address anymore, or anything that you have sent me in the past as my computer logic board died and I hadn't saved a lot of stuff I was backed up until October 2008, but a lesson learned. I now hard a virtual hard disc, that backs up automatically for me, I hope!
I am now working on using the planning on the last page to inform an observation sheet
So you will get (I hope)
a next step => an observation => links => an evaluation => another next step
so say child a "Child A willingly tries new food; what can we offer her that is new & tasty"
That would lead to Child A tried fresh coconut=>
Keeping Safe:Making Choices:Stay Safe Supporting Learning:Listening to Children:Make a Positive Contribution Personal Social & Emotional: Dispositions & attitudes Physical Development: Health & awareness
=> Child A hated the coconut => so we try a different food
Maybe? (like the obs sheet I think you all have but in a different order??)
Hi kayty I've been trying to do something similar to this just to make things a bit quicker having trouble sizing the pictures, can't get the hang of pixel things. Yours sounds a lot more professional than mine and it doesnt link the next step planning what programme are you using?