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Plan, do, review/Child Initiated

Discussion in 'Early Years' started by qualiteacher, May 27, 2011.

  1. qualiteacher

    qualiteacher New commenter

    Sorry, another one! How does this run in your class? Do the children have free choice in your room? Do they have choosing pegs.cards etc . . . .What works best?
  2. inky

    inky Lead commenter

    What age-group are you talking about?
  3. qualiteacher

    qualiteacher New commenter

    Sorry, Reception . . . .
  4. In a true High/Scope classroom children would have a free choice to plan and work wherever and with whatever they wanted. If too many children were in an area or trying to work on an activity then this would be seen as an opportunity to problem solve with the children being encouraged to come up with a solution. We would perhaps put pictures of the areas on cards to help them decide where they are going to work but there would never be a limitation to how many could work in an area.
    Nursery World have a good article on Plan Do Review here
  5. alsoamum

    alsoamum New commenter

    we have choosing boards with pictorial representastions of our areas on them, each child has a laminated name which they bluetack onto the baord around the picture which most represents what they are planning to do.
    children are split into 2 planning and review groups where they decide what they are going to do, what they will need what they hope to achieve etc. We dont limit the number of children in an area except for computers (where i allow 2 children at each computer) and role play area and climbing frame (where we ask the children to decide how many children there is physically room for)
    at review time, each child gets time to speak and say what they have done and we focus on a coupel of children each day to review more fully.
    we have 2 Plan, do, review sessions a day most days. Although in the last term now we are moving towards having a literacy and numeracy hour each morning so PDR will be afternoons only.
  6. alsoamum just wondering why you move to a literacy and numeracy hour in reception when the NLS and NNS have now been stopped? We have two P/D/R each day with no restrictions. Towards the end of the year we start to plan in books and this works really well. Some great evidence of independent writing!
  7. Thanks alsoamum for your reply. That idea of making YR get ready for KS1 is very popular with some HTs just wonder how many of them are EY savvy! I know it is hard with a YR/Y1 mix.
    We carry on in Y1 just as we are in YR for the first term exactly the same but of course at the level the children are in Y1. Then we introduce challenge time instead if CI. We have a very similar layout in the classroom but as they are smaller it is not so easy but we do have acccess to the outdoors so I suppose we are lucky.
    Also we are an infacnt school ( a dying breed I think!) so HT is very EY savvy!
  8. Oops that should say infant!

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