Gap and Strength Analysis

alistair@abcdoes.com Planning and Assessment 7 Comments

This is a blogpost from 2014 – but worth considering when you are thinking about your new intake… I know that I go on about it a great deal, but if you are going to have a really successful learning environment, then your provision has got to be linked to assessment and broadly levelled. If not, then you don’t really …

We All Have A Story – A Guest Post from Trisha Lee

alistair@abcdoes.com Creativity, Mark Making, Planning and Assessment, Role Play, Talk, Writing 8 Comments

This weekend I have got a guest post from Trisha Lee who uses ‘helicopter stories’ to promote creativity and story telling. Over to you Trisha… We All Have A Story By Trisha Lee Helicopter Stories is in theory a simple approach, the practitioner sits with the child and scribes their story verbatim. Then the whole class gather to act these …

ABC Does…. New Conference Dates and Destinations.

alistair@abcdoes.com Boys Learning, Child Initiated Learning, Conferences, Continuous Provision, Creativity, Environment, EYFS Policy and Practice, Nurseries, Outdoors, Planning and Assessment, Role Play, Talk, Transition, Weapon and Superhero Play 8 Comments

I have just added some more conference dates for 2017 and 2018. Also, as well as our regular destinations we have added a few new ones like Leicester, Cambridge, Glasgow, Belfast, Cardiff and Chester. All of the details for the training, content and a booking form can be found on the conferences tab on the blog. It would be BRILLIANT …

Planning for Continuous Provision – Reception and Year One

alistair@abcdoes.com Child Initiated Learning, Continuous Provision, Creativity, EYFS Policy and Practice, Nurseries, Planning and Assessment 9 Comments

If you are looking at an effective transition for children into Year One then your timetable will be very similar to a good Reception one rather than a more traditional Year One format. Your children will have periods of direct adult input this could be whole class or group depending on what you are teaching. The children will then spend …