I am require to review a play activity that I used my observational skills to plan for. I decided to do indoor art activity, which was making a Robin with the Children while observing TC by doing this activity may learn the textures and colours, and they will use a hand and eye co-ordination. The Intellectual, Physical, Language, social and emotional observations allows us to find out what children understand, how they think, what they are able to do, and interests are. This information helps us to build rich stories of children as capable and competent learners in order to support further activities and development. In doing this, observation gave me information to give on-going feedback to children about how they are getting on in their learning, to provide enjoyable experiences for them, to choose appropriate supports for them, and to document, celebrate and plan the next steps in their learning. Aims My play activity was a robin, so in this activity children need to stick and cut out a small pieces of carbon sheet. This art activity supporting children's large and small muscle development, as well as their eye-hand coordination. Using paintbrushes, fingers and scissors helps children practice the fine motor control they will need for writing later on. Children were work together in the art area , they learn to share and interact with others , these are important changes for social learning. During this activity I valued TC's creativity, so I helped him to feel valued as like everybody and hopped to raise his self-esteem. After this activity I got better observation and planning skills. Planning
Before doing that activity I had discussion with my supervisor about that activity it is propped for children in that age and do she have any ideas. Also I must to have a permission from supervisor and parents. After that I need to plan what equipment I may use and plan out a costs of it. I need to buy a 20pack of carbon sheets which cost 3.25e, sugar paper cost 2.45e, PVA glue cost 2.50e and the rest of equipment like brushes, scissors etc. I used a room in the setting so that was no costs. Also I need help in washing hands, and I also needed help with supervising my group. And the last step before my activity was to make sure is everything safe for children like for e.g. glue was non-toxic, floors are non-slip and is no any sharp corners in the room etc. Narrative
Date of observation: 04th April 2014
Time observation started and finished: 12.00a.m. to 1.00p.m.but observed TC 12:35-12-12:45 Number of children present: sixteen children did this play activity, including TC Number of adults present: 2 and 1 student
Permission obtained from: supervisor
Description of setting: This observation took place at the Montessori, the observation took place in the main room of the Montessori, It's a bright and spacious room. All children were involved in this too . Immediate context: The Montessori room was a bright and airy rooms. The observation took place at 12:00 in the evening. TC is listening and sitting down when I was explaining and demonstrating the play activity . Brief description of the child observed: TC is a male aged (4). He is a bright and very happy child, he gets on with all his classmates. and loves getting involved but also can get a bit distracted. Aim of observation: The aim of this observation is to observe TC for a period of 10minutes in order to assess his Developments. the play activity was an hour long. Rationale: It is important to observe children in order to plan developmentally appropriate activities for them. Method: Narrative
TC is sitting around the table along with fellow classmates and is enjoying himself. TC approaches fellow classmate 'Why is your Robin messy?' Child X 'no its not!' TC 'yes it is, you painted on the table' child X 'I didn't mean too'. TC turns around and continues to finish his work. He leans over to get some googly eyes for his Robin. TC 'I want...
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