Planning for ICT in the EYFS
- Sequencing cooking on an IWB
- Taking photos of each other as they play "Once-Upon-a-Time"
- Using everyday technology for 'cooking'
- Telling stories using clip-art of familiar events and drawing ideas
- Sam and Ellie made their own office outdoors. Their idea came from playing with a box of defunct technolgy that is left outdoors near the blocks. They even built their seats!
- Children need to know where to find resources to be able to carry through their own plans
- Pretend technology can still add greatly to children's role play
- A visit to the doctors almost always entails being signed in on a computer. Adding a laptop to role-play supports children's play through resembling an aspect of the real world environment.
- The children plan and work together when they want to make changes to an area. Here they are clearing the outdoor house ready to transform it into a fairy tale world.
At Homerton we have changed how we plan for children over the years. This includes changes in how we plan for ICT. This Resources area reflects these changes.
Our planning now comes directly from observations. We include 'Continuous Provision' within the children's learning environment so that the children are freely and independently able to access resources they call on to play and develop. Continuous provision means just that, set resources are in the learning environments and children know where they are and where to return them to. ICT is an embedded part of this. See the attached Continuous Provision document for ICT resources that we have out and available to children at all times.
Planning also includes ideas and stimulus that adults may choose to introduce for a number of reasons; for example to celebrate festivals or to make time for cooking. This planning pulls on ‘Enhanced Resources’, resources that are not kept within the learning environments most of the time but are bought in to stimulate or support a particular area of planning. Again ICT is embedded within this and the Continuous Provision document reflects this.
- Continuous provision (61.5 KB doc file)