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The EYFS Development Matters Framework focus on seven areas of learning, 3 prime area, Communicating and Language, Personal, Social, Emotional Development, Physical Development and 3 specific areas, Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World, Expressive Arts and Design. The Development Matters also highlights the importance for the development of the Characteristics of Effective Learning in the areas of Playing and Exploring, Active Learning and Creating and Thinking Critically.

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At Ordsall Pre-school we use ‘Planning in the Moment’. Planning in the moment is all about seizing the moment for children to progress. Based on what the children are already deeply involved in, this way of planning relies on skilled practitioners using quality interactions to draw out the children’s knowledge and build on it there and then (in the moment). This means that the practitioner needs the skills to be able to see the teachable moments from the child’s perspective and be skilled enough to know when to intervene and interact and when to step back and observe.

Planning in the moment is all about capturing the moment of engagement and running g with it to make sure the children progress.