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No time for child initiated obs

Discussion in 'Early Years' started by lucye, Nov 9, 2019.

  1. lucye

    lucye New commenter

    please advise. We have new whole school schemes for RE/Music etc... which are weekly lessons. Phonics/ maths daily. Following the latest government report, we are reading with the lowest 20% daily. Then there are the support groups. Our Learning journeys have plenty of observations but mostly adult led.
    We don’t go out for afternoon play, and support groups are during assembly time.
    There doesn’t seem to be any time for child initiated activities anymore.
    How do other people manage time for child initiated observations?
  2. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

    If there isn't time for CI activities, then you won't get any CI observations.
    This is a discussion you need to have with your SLT.
    Our reception have a phonics and maths lesson daily, some daily writing 1:1 and reading 1:1 twice weekly. The rest of the time is CI.
    BUT if you have whole school schemes that you are directed to follow, then you'll need to ask your EYFS lead or SLT what they'd like you to do.

    I was under the impression that LJ observations should be of CI activities in the main part.
    TeacherMan19 likes this.
  3. TeacherMan19

    TeacherMan19 Occasional commenter

    Agree with caterpillartobutterfly - SLT need to know and make them make the call. Tell them what can't happen without the time and how it'll impact.
    Positive thinking. Don't panic. You'll get it sorted and then be able to rearrange the timetable accordingly.

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