Child/children’s name(s) Date: Duration: TRAINEE PROFORMA FOR OBSERVING CHILDREN DURING CHILD-INITIATED ACTIVITIES Playing and exploring – engagement* Short description of what is happening and where the activity is taking place Personal, social & emotional development* - Finding out and - Making relationships exploring - Playing with what they know - Being willing to ‘have a go’ - Self-confidence & selfawareness - Managing feelings & behaviour Physical development* - Moving & handling - Health & self-care Active learning – motivation* - Being involved and concentrating - Enjoying achieving what they set out to do - Keeping trying Commentary: Cross reference to characteristics of learning and areas of learning. Is there evidence of new learning? Consolidation of learning? Does the activity offer appropriate challenge? Note significant interactions both verbal and non-verbal. Communication & language* - Listening & attention - Understanding - Speaking Literacy* - Reading - Writing Mathematics* - Numbers - Shape, space & measure Creating and thinking critically – thinking* Understanding the world* - Having their own ideas - Making links - Choosing ways to do things - The world - Technology - People & communities Expressive arts & design* - Exploring & using media & materials - Being imaginative Further evidence collected (photo, child’s mark making) What are the next steps for learning?