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How much planning should be needed in F1?

Discussion in 'Early Years' started by candyshrimp, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. I'm revamping my planning after a few comments made by a visiting early years specialist teacher.
    Please can you tell me which plans you write and how often and what detail.
    Do you decide on particular objectives for each area of learning for the week and plan from those or put out a variety of activities that will cover several objectives (more open-ended) but not write objectives on the sheet. Like do you write:
    Sand - Farm animals, Water - Funnels and jugs, et
    ... or do you write which objective you want them to achieve under each activity?
    Do you do separate indoor and outdoor plans?
    Do you write a plan for every adult-led focus activity?

    I'm getting bogged down with trawling resources on websites and can't get a good example that will be Ofsted-proof! There seems to be so many ways of doing it but I really want to cut down on the amount I'm writing.

    Thanks x
     
  2. I'm revamping my planning after a few comments made by a visiting early years specialist teacher.
    Please can you tell me which plans you write and how often and what detail.
    Do you decide on particular objectives for each area of learning for the week and plan from those or put out a variety of activities that will cover several objectives (more open-ended) but not write objectives on the sheet. Like do you write:
    Sand - Farm animals, Water - Funnels and jugs, et
    ... or do you write which objective you want them to achieve under each activity?
    Do you do separate indoor and outdoor plans?
    Do you write a plan for every adult-led focus activity?

    I'm getting bogged down with trawling resources on websites and can't get a good example that will be Ofsted-proof! There seems to be so many ways of doing it but I really want to cut down on the amount I'm writing.

    Thanks x
     
  3. i can email a copy of mine, thats not to say they are brilliant - i was recently told there is probably too much detail for nursery planning from an independent EY consultant but it will at least give you an idea
     
  4. Msz

    Msz Established commenter

    Planning should be personal to the teacher and contain enough detail for them. I say should because often others dictate how detailed your planning is.
     
  5. Totally agree with Msz. Your planning should be useful to you. If you find yourself writing a list of resources you are going to put in the sand etc, ask yourself why? would you forget otherwise? If so then write it down, if not just keep a long term plan for sand which you write once only and which gives a list of everything you will put in the sand over a long period e.g. a year.
    It's good to take advice but it's easy to just keep adding another layer every time someone gives you another idea. Try to keep it clear, relevant, and above all as short as possible. If you spend longer planning an activity than doing it then you have got the balance wrong.
     

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