Last year my team and I produced our own writing exemplifications based upon children in our own school. We felt that the current exemplification materials from the Dfe, although recently updated, did not reflect writing opportunities within our school. We moderated and levelled examples of children’s writing using the development matter statements as well as … More Progression of writing
So half way through Autumn Term 2 and the children have been very busy exploring and getting to know the different resources on offer. Our provision has changed somewhat as to when the children started with us back in September. We have moved various pieces of furniture around in order to define nooks for children … More Adapting our Provision!
Something I really believe in is making our classroom environments personalised and focused around the children. As a team we believe the children should have ownership of their own learning environment as this helps to engage and involve them in their learning. Setting up classrooms at the beginning of an academic year can be tough… … More Child Centered Classroom Environments
I like to create environment displays that are interactive and capture children’s imagination. The displays need to be flexible and support the continuous provision that is available, from bat caves to cascading waterfalls, cosy reading nooks to exploding volcanoes! Each display within my learning environment has a purpose, whether it is to showcase children’s work or … More Exciting learning environment displays!