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Resources designed to improve provision and practice in the Early Years Foundation Stage.

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Resources designed to improve provision and practice in the Early Years Foundation Stage.
EYFS Observations 'Cheat Sheet' - Examples of evidence in each area of learning
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EYFS Observations 'Cheat Sheet' - Examples of evidence in each area of learning

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A ‘cheat sheet’ grid for EYFS practitioners that provides examples of activities for each of the 17 areas of learning within Development Matters. Designed in line with the EYFS exemplification materials, this has proved invaluable within my Reception class. Useful to display on a classroom wall for easy referral for all adults looking to capture evidence for a specific area of learning. Also covers the Characteristics of Effective Learning.
EYFS Observations - Teacher Tools Bundle
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EYFS Observations - Teacher Tools Bundle

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Three invaluable resources to support teachers and practitioners taking observations in the Early Years. Bundle includes: Teacher training Powerpoint and handout pack - Examples of high quality observations in the Early Years. The presentation details what makes a good quality observation and how observations can reliably inform assessment and provision. Useful for staff training or INSET sessions, particularly for teachers new to EYFS or Early Years Practitioners that could benefit from extra guidance. Real examples of EYFS observations from Learning Journals are included with photographic evidence. These observations are then analysed - what makes them good observations? How could they be improved? Examples of evidence table - a ‘cheat sheet’ for practitioners that provides examples of activities for each of the 17 areas of learning within Development Matters. Useful to display on a classroom wall for easy referral for all adults looking to capture evidence for a specific area of learning. ‘Next Steps’ document - a bank of ‘Next Steps’ statements for EYFS pupils, based on the Early Learning Goals and age band statements from Development Matters. Useful for adding the next steps to observations, as well as for setting targets for parents’ evenings or reports. Designed to help move children on to their ‘next step’ across all 17 areas of learning, as part of teachers’ formative assessment. Also includes Exceeding statements for HA pupils.
EYFS Observations: Examples of high quality observations in the Early Years
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EYFS Observations: Examples of high quality observations in the Early Years

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A Powerpoint presentation and separate PDF handout notes that explore how to take high quality observations in the Early Years. Useful for staff training or INSET sessions, particularly for teachers new to EYFS or Early Years Practitioners that could benefit from extra guidance. The presentation details what makes a good quality observation and how observations can reliably inform assessment and provision. Real examples of EYFS observations from Learning Journals are included with photographic evidence. These observations are then analysed - what makes them good observations? How could they be improved?
Forest School Activities - Ideas for Outdoor Learning in EYFS and beyond
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Forest School Activities - Ideas for Outdoor Learning in EYFS and beyond

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A PDF document with over 20 ideas for outdoor activities, in line with the Forest School approach to education (I have received formal training in the Forest School approach). Detailed photographs are included to support the explanation of each activity. Can also be used for staff training or INSET sessions, or simply to gather ideas to improve outdoor practice and provision.
Teacher Standards and Evidence Examples - Cover Sheets
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Teacher Standards and Evidence Examples - Cover Sheets

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A set of A4 cover sheets for the Teaching Standards. Each standard comes on its own A4 sheet with an outline of the standard, as well as examples of how to evidence each standard. Useful for PGCE or BEd students on school placements who need to provide evidence for meeting each teaching standard. Good luck with your training!
Editable tray labels - personalise for your own class
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Editable tray labels - personalise for your own class

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Editable tray labels that can be easily personalised for your class - simply click ‘Change picture’ to add your children’s photographs to each label, and edit the text for the names of your pupils. Change the font to suit your preferences. 36 labels included. A simple back to school resource to support classroom setup.
Editable peg labels - personalise for your own class
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Editable peg labels - personalise for your own class

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Editable peg labels that can be easily personalised for your class - simply click ‘Change picture’ to add your children’s photographs to each label, and edit the text for the names of your pupils. Change the font to suit your preferences. 36 labels included. A simple back to school resource to support classroom setup.