Be able to contribute to assessments of the development needs of children and young people. 1.2 Identify different observation methods and know why they are used.
Methods | Diary | TimeSampling | NarrativeRecords | Why I use this | To record what a child has done | To see if there is a regular pattern | To show a child’s progress | When I use this | All the time during your observations | When a child displays a change in their behaviour | Mon- Fri. during lunchtime | Advantage1 | Evidence of what a child has experienced | To identify a reoccurring pattern | Highlight area’s for progression | Advantage2 | To show parents their child’s achievements | This gives you written evidence | It can give you an all round view of
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Child B just wanted to draw houses and colour them in, child B got some paper, then grab a hand full of pencils and sit down at the other end of the table, child B was very quiet and you could see that she was concentrating on the drawing, child A was asking me questions as to what my favourite coloured top was, do I wear jeans and then coping my answers to the colouring of the drawings, child A asked child B to help her but child B said no I have to finish my colouring. Child A started to tell us the play that was building up from the drawings of the paper dolls and the houses child B had done, child B finished colouring the house and car in a front garden, she told up reach over the table and picked up the scissors and then sit back down, she cut out the house, car in garden seen and then gave them to child A and said you can have them, I’m going to play connect 4, with that she got up and left the table. Child A took them without saying a thing and started in a quiet voice her play with the pictures.
2.3 Contribute to the evaluation of the activities meeting the child or young person’s identified development needs.
I would plan our lessons with clear learning objectives based upon the knowledge of each child within