Monday, 7 November 2016


I am noticing more interest in name writing in my 3.5 year old's at the moment. They are all girls and have started to write their names on their own pictures. They are all at different stages. The youngest can pretty much write her name without any help. It is backwards due to being left handed but still very clearly her name. Another carefully writes over each letter and can name some of them. The third asks me to write her name so that she can trace over it and recognises the first letter. She sometimes draws a circle around the whole letter rather than following the line but this is happening less the more she practices. '

Today's play, meets the following EYFS Prime and specific areas:
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Literacy


Schemas really do show up in all areas of play. These pictures are a perfect example of how my little ones found a way to explore their Trajectory schema today while we took a walk to observe Autumnal changes starting. A nice long wall to push their trains along!

We spent quite some time repeating this interest and going back and forth..... up and down.

Today's play, meets the following EYFS Prime and specific areas:
  • Physical Development
  • Understanding the world

Characteristics of effective learning:
  • Playing and Exploring - Using what they know in their play.
  • Active learning - Being involved and concentrating.
  • Creating and thinking critically - Having their own ideas/ Using what they already know to learn new things.


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