100 Ideas for Early Years Practitioners: Observation, Assessment & Planning is not only filled with easy to implement and practical ideas for the early years classroom, but it also demonstrates why assessment is an important formative tool to help further children's learning.
In this book, early years expert and experienced author Marianne Sargent explains the cycle of observation, assessment and planning with advice on how to carry out different types of observation, guidance on how to make effective use of observations to assess children's knowledge and understanding, and explanations for how to use this information to inform future planning. The book also offers ideas on how to carry out summative assessments - as well as how to organise assessment information for reporting purposes.
With the ever-increasing focus on observation, assessment and planning in the early years, this book is a must-have for all practitioners looking to effectively introduce all three into their setting while still ensuring the children in their care are in an environment where they can be confident, feel supported and still have fun as they grow and learn.
Bloomsbury Publishing; May 2018
- ISBN 9781472945297
- Read online, or download in secure EPUB format
- Title: 100 Ideas for Early Years Practitioners: Observation, Assessment & Planning
- Author: Marianne Sargent
Imprint: Bloomsbury Education
In The Press
This is a valuable guide for practitioners to vital aspects of their job. In accessible language, this book takes the reader through the complex issues involved in observing and recording children's learning experiences, and planning next steps. Quotes from parents, practitioners and children bring the book to life, and the online resources provide welcome additional support.
About The Author
Marianne Sargent currently works as a full-time writer specialising in early years education. She has a PGCE in Primary Education with English specialism and an MA in Early Years Education. She has worked as a teaching assistant in key stages 3 and 4 (including SATS preparation in year 9), taught nursery and reception children and lectured on BA Education and Primary PGCE courses at university level. She has first-hand experience in teaching young EAL speakers in class, as well as supporting their parents.