Outdoor Play Stick Man Storytelling is a fun outdoor activity that will help children to get enthusiastic about literacy and help them to develop their own imaginative and communication skills by telling their own Stick Man story. This activity can be easily adapted for a variety of age groups.
The multi-sensory nature of much outdoor learning helps children to retain ideas and feelings that can be communicated through writing. The changing events, seasons and incidents adds richness to the experience. Furthermore there are lots of places to write and mediums to use.
Variety is the spice of life! The possibilities for extending writing outside are limitless. To get your creative juices flowing, it can help to brainstorm ideas with children and colleagues. These children are writing their personal learning plans at the entrance to this Swedish school Authors and poets often write outside.
There is documented evidence of William Wordsworth walking the Lakeland fells with his sister, Dorothy, at his side scribbling down his ideas and thoughts. Here many ideas can be explored which can enrich features of school grounds for literary purposes. Writing activities outdoors can have several aims: To learn or reinforce specific skills, knowledge and understanding As a context for activities where the surroundings act as a stimulus To build vocabulary and knowledge about the world As a springboard to indoor work Advice about writing outside When it comes to resources for writing outside, very little is required.
Use pencils at all ages and stages Unlike pens, pencils will write on paper and card that is damp or wet. Take lots of spare pencils outside as the tips do break and they can get mislaid.
Think about the size of clipboards Children enjoy using a variety of clipboard sizes. A5 clipboards are great for small work such as secret messages and poems written by individual children.
A3 clipboards allow for a bigger writing experience. Children who have motor difficulties often find these bigger clipboards easier as elbows can be used to balance and steady the writing surface. The card or paper can also be stuck onto clipboards with masking tape too.
Alternatively, cut A4 paper which has already been used on one side into quarters.
Put into stacks of 10 sheets and staple in one corner. Think about using the outdoor environment as a writing surface A beach is one giant interactive writing board.
Sand can be used for making 3-D letters as well as writing into the sand itself.Use these tracking sheets to assess and monitor progress in a variety of key skills across the Early Years Foundation Stage. This pack includes tracking sheets for colour recognition, shape, counting, number recognition and key literacy skills.
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We painted the floor with chalkboard paint to zone the area and for mark making opportunities. . Resources For Early Years Working closely with practitioners, advisors and teachers to bring you developmentally aligned resources for early years that support and enhance the prime and specific areas of the EYFS.
Revised EYFS Observation Assessment and Planning The following pro-formas have been written to support you with developing your planning and assessment formats to ensure that they reflect the language and ethos of the revised EYFS.
This really handy NQT pack is full of new class displays and new EYFS class welcome activities to help you need set up your first early years classroom!
EYFS Observation Tracking Sheets Pack (Editable) (1 member review) Foundation Collection EYFS ELGs Cohort Tracker September Editable. Development of Early Writing Continuum EYFS. EYFS Profile Assessment Spreadsheet. Book Week F-2 Resource Pack.4/4(1).