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Estyn Follow Up Report Sept 2013

Allsorts Playgroup was very pleased with the follow-up report carried out by Estyn,  Her Majesty’s Inspectorate for Education and Training in Wales in September 2013.  Please see a selection of the observations from the full report below:

“Attractive walls displays, including many of the words children use in their play and the current topic, enhance and strengthen opportunities for children to develop their early readings skills.  Practitioners use language effectively throughout the session, encouraging children to listen attentively and respond appropriately to a good variety of questions”

“There is a good range of activities available to encourage children to develop their mark-making and early writing skills, both indoors and outdoors…resources are plentiful and of good quality.”

“Children have free access to the indoor and outdoor environment…careful timetabling enables small groups of children to carry out focused tasks in specific areas of the outdoor environment regularly…and improves the quality of interaction with adults”.

“Practitioners take good account of the interests of children when planning topics and activities..using books and interesting items to stimulate children to discuss what they already know about a topic.  They use these ideas well to create mind maps that practitioners display around the room.  This has a positive impact on children’s involvement in and understanding of their learning.”



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