Observation, assessment and planning resources

Explaining the OAP cycle, Birth to 5 Matters document

Chesworth, L. (nd) Observing, recognising and responding to children’s funds of knowledge and interests

Chesworth, L. and Wood, E. (nd) Using the observe-plan-cycle to co-construct the curriculum with children

Professional reflective practice, Birth to 5 Matters document

Case study: Involving other professionals, Birth to 5 Matters document

Case study: Using OAP as quality improvement, Birth to 5 Matters document

Examples of OAP process:

Case studies on the Characteristics of Effective Learning (includes OAP), Birth to 5 Matters document

Pen Green Centre, Charnwood Nursery School and Rowland Hill Nursery School (2018) A Celebratory Approach to SEND Assessment in the Early Years,

Chilvers, D. (Ed) (2018) Observing Children’s Development Part 1, Early Education Journal no 84, Spring 2018.

Allingham, S. (Ed) (2018) Observing Children’s Development Part 2, Early Education Journal no 85, Summer 2018.

Aguirre Jones, D. and Elders, L. (nd) Reflecting on the reflective cycle, in ReFocus Journal 9, Sightlines Initiative..

Sully, A. (nd) The role and responsibility of documentation, in Refocus Journal 3, Sightlines Initiative.

Ofsted (2015) Teaching and Play in the Early Years – A balancing act? 

NCB (2012) A Know-how Guide: the EYFS progress check at age 2

DfES (2007) Creating the Picture, Primary National Strategy document

DCSF (2009) Progress Matters, National Strategies Early Years document

Education Scotland and Scottish government (2020) Realising the Ambitionnational practice guidance for early years in Scotland

Ministry of Education, New Zealand (2017) Te Whāriki: He whāriki mātauranga mō ngā mokopuna o Aotearoa Early childhood curriculum

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