What is a PLOD?
In Early Years we use an approach to planning called PLODS (Possible Lines of Development). We start by taking the interests of the children and then think of a range of possible activities that could take place, linking them to the aspects of the EYFS curriculum. The PLODS evolve and change over time so they are always reflective of the children's interests and we add PLODS if new interests emerge. The activities will be set up in the environment to help the children achieve the next step in their learning.
We use Tapestry to document your child's earning journey to record your child's wow moment in their learning and development. In addition, we would love for you to upload your child's wow moments at home. Below we have added a short video clip to talk you through the process. We cannot wait to see all their wow moments!
"Tapestry builds a very special record of a child’s experiences, development and learning journey through their early years and primary education. Using photos, videos, and diary entries, a teacher or early years educator, along with the child’s parents or carers, and the child themselves if they’re ready, ‘weaves’ the story of the child and how they are growing and developing. The Tapestry platform then works seamlessly to enable these memories to be kept as a permanent record of each child’s unique journey. All information held in the platform is stored securely and can be downloaded and shared as required. Parents or carers are able to view their child’s progress, the activities provided for them, and how much fun they’re having, whilst also uploading their own comments and media. The communication between staff and parents that Tapestry enables, helps build a shared understanding of how every child can reach their full potential, from birth to the end of primary school. The Tapestry online learning journal is also available as an easy-to-use, secure app, meaning capturing key learning moments, and videoing milestones are even easier."
Quoted from www.tapestry.info
Learning at home (for self-isolation)
Whilst learning at home we will be posting daily updates of activity ideas onto Tapestry. They will be easy to complete at home and accessible for all children. These will be targeted at our three prime areas "Communication and Language", "Physical Development" and "Personal, Social and Emotional Development" whilst also incorporating some Literacy, Maths, Understanding the World and Expressive Art and Design. We will also aim to continue to record some story, singing and phonics time for your children to take part in. Please upload and and share your learning journeys with us at home by adding an observation onto Tapestry. Any problems with uploading or accessing your tapestry account please email or call into school. We will ensure to give feedback as often as possible and enjoy seeing all your learning at home. All observations are confidential.