Activity Planning Sheet – – Name of the activity: Circle/story time. – The number of children involved: 7-8 children. – The age of the children that are taking part: 4-5 years. Area of Learning – This activity will make the children use their imagination, also this activity will get the children to concentrate as they will be thinking about a story to come up with. It will also help the children boost their confidence and their social skills.
The early years foundation satge says that you should provide the children with activities that involve turn-taking and sharing in small groups. It also says that the aldut should explain to the children why it is important to pay attention when others are speaking. I think this is great for a circle time activity. Specific Learning Objectives – This activity is good for boosting the children’s confidence in themselves and interacting with other children.
The early years foundation stage say that adults should provide regular opportunities for children to talk to a small group about something they are interested in or have done, i thought this would be a good idea as the children can put in their own experiences into the story they are making up. This will also encourage the children to listen to others. The main objective of this activity is to get the children to use their imagination, as they are very imaginative. Resources and Equipment –
During my activity I’m going to use a small teddy bear for them to pass around the circle when the children are making up their own story, I think this is a good idea as the children will know that they can only talk when they are holding the bear which well help them to share things with other children. This will also help their concentration. While doing this activity I’m going to write down the story that they have made up so they can look back on it or show their parents. Special Considerations –
When doing this activity I may come across a child that is to shy to talk and that doesn’t want to take part in the activity. Bringing in a small teddy bear that the children can hold when it’s their turn will comfort them and it may even encourage them to take part in the activity. There might be a child in the group that only speak basic English, I’ll need to take the child’s feelings in to consideration and make sure during the activity I try and get the child involved as much as i can and use signs and facial expressions to help them understand what the story is about.
I need to make sure that no one feels left out and that they all have fun. Health and safety – While doing the circle time activity with them i need to make sure that all the children aren’t sitting close together in the circle as children get very excited when doing an activity that is fun, we need to prevent any accidents that may happen like bumping in to each other. What is the adult’s role in this activity? -Make sure all the children are behaving well and being sensible. Observe the children and learn from the experience. -make sure they are all using appropriate language. -They’re all learning at the best of their ability. -Give the children help with their language if they need it. -Be in charge of the group I’m working with and make sure that they are all taking part in the activity. -Give encouragement to all the children especially the children who don’t want to take part. -Make sure you follow the activity plan and the schools policies. Make sure all the children have fun!