Learning in Nursery
Core ingredients for effective planning for learning in Nursery:
Child at the centre
- Responsive planning. Children must always be the most important influence on plans. Building upon individual talents, interests and needs, your own knowledge of the children and families, establishing strong relationships and connections with them and their wider community.
- Reflecting what you seen and heard from the children then using this, with your knowledge of the child to respond promptly and effectively.
Clear learning intentions
- Addressing gaps in learning and individual needs. Learning to be shared with the children, considering experiences and outcomes and 4 capacities of Curriculum for Excellence. Children are the drivers of their own learning.
- Subject to change, can include short -term and longer- term. Longer term may include a significant dates including special events, visits of specialists - these should be flexible, changing and involve children. Short term may include children ideas, short formal group activities relevant to learning, suggested activities, possible resources. Consideration to Literacy, Numeracy and Health and Wellbeing and interdisciplinary learning opportunities both indoor and outdoor should be given.
Cycle of observation
- Assessment and planning with child at the centre, no one part stands alone. Everything you do should be driven by the children.