In order to keep a record of the presentations which we had given to each child, we designed a checklist which we stuck discreetly to one of the classroom walls with blu tack. After presenting an activity to a child, we marked a dot on the checklist in a neutral colour (black or blue). This enabled us to keep a precise record of what presentations we had given and therefore to guide each child appropriately in the choice of activities.
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Before printing it out, we suggest you type the children's first names in the left-hand column and use the same colour in the rows for children in the same year. We know from experience that this is a very handy resource for quickly making a record of a presentation given to a child. After printing it out, you can laminate it and use a marker pen to check off the activities presented.
For some activities, we wanted to keep a record of the skills the children had acquired. This was the case, for example, with the names of the solids. When the child knew the names of the solids, we erased the neutrally coloured dot – which indicated that the activity had been presented to them – and replaced it with a green dot. This way, we knew at a glance whether or not the child knew how to name all the solids.
If you want to find out more about how to record the presentations and the skills acquired, please view the 'Record-keeping' video in the theoretical underpinning, and the 'Logs' video in the practical underpinning section.