I have an assessment on Friday, regarding Unit 203. I have to say I am a little nervous about this one!
It is based on observations and I need to observe how the children move around the setting, how they make use of space and large equipment, express feelings and emotions, gain new information etc etc. There is quite a lot to cover and I need to choose two children for observation - I then need to follow it through to EYFS (this isn't a problem, I know how to do this bit)
Firstly, does anybody have any ideas whether I would be better off just observing the children doing what they would like to do anyway (this seems the better option) or should I (selfishly!) lay out something that I know I will be able to get good obs on? I know that sounds a bit confusing, but I don't want to feel as though I am 'dragging' them over to do something they perhaps otherwise wouldn't do just to enable me to find something that we can work on the 'early learning goals' and 'where to go next'!
I hope somebody understands what I mean here - I haven't made myself very clear but find it hard to put into words!
I was just wondering if anybody has any opinions on this and what sort of observations would work best. I am sure I am just worrying unneccesarily again!
Thanks for any help!