Autumn Exploratory Jelly…

Alistair Bryce-CleggCreativity, Malleable Materials, Messy Play, Texture Kitchen13 Comments

It is time to get your Autumn Jelly ingredients ready! I first posted this idea last year and it was really popular, so I thought I would post it again. If you make some Autumn Jelly, don’t forget to share the results. This is a really simple activity that gives you lots of opportunities to explore many aspects of the EYFS. If you involve the children from the very beginning then not only will they be able to talk about and name the resources that they have collected, they will also be able to explore how the gelatine changes the water from a liquid to a solid. You can talk about how the mixture goes from hot to cold and what … Read More

Objective Led Planning

abc doesBoys Learning, Child Initiated Learning, Continuous Provision, Environment, Mark Making, Planning and Assessment30 Comments

With objective led planning you would still group the children by ability based on assessment. Rather than having 'red group', 'blue group' etc for CLLD, PSRN etc. It allows you to group your children  by their specific need in each area of learning. So, children who need more support in talk development and less in fine motor can get just that, rather than being in one ability group for both. Once you have decided on your teaching focus you group your children in relation to their performance within that area For each group of children you would make a statement of their current performance in that area 'where they are now'. Then you plan a 'next step' for each group. … Read More