Originally Posted by **hannah**
dont entirly get the question but this is what i wrote :
befor carrying out my observations i had to plan and prepare what observation technique i was going to use and which child i was going to observe and what skills to focus on. as being prepared is essential in making sure observations can go according to plan.
through doing observations it can tell us alot about practice. for example how the setting plans to meet individual needs, routines and which activities are used.
from carrying out the observations i was able to identify the child strenghts and weaknesses and showed the child is developing within the milestones for the age.
the observations couldhelp me to adapt my practice to meet the needs of children. for example if a child is in a wheelchair and is unable to reach specific toys on table and shelfs by themselves action should be taken ( differentation for inclusion.
befor carrying observations it is crucial that we pick the right technique, this is so that we can identify exactly what we are observing the child for.
i only got 4 marks out of the possible 14 - what could i add to it/ change to get me more mark the only feedback my teacher gave was - concentrate on your own practice, implications of planning and reliability and vality
I havent done this yet but you would be eble to plan more effectively because you would have a better idea of the child's interests. such as i have a child that absolutely loves the creative area but doesn't use the maths area so i incorporated numbers into the creative area and asked questions such as how many different colours have you used in your drawing? i also put chalk boards, paper and pen in the garden to encourage the child to play outside etc
when observing and writing about what you have seen and putting it into the correct area and highlighting under the six learning areas this will enable you to make sure that the child is moving on in all areas and if not incorporate what she/he likes into the areas that they are not achieving in.
You might find out that your setting are weak in certain areas could be due to equipment being used or the lack of equipment
don't know if this help.