Observations help us to plan for children’s learning needs because they show us where the children are in their development, which will help us know what the child needs to improve on, and what they already know, this helps because you don’t want to get a child to do something over and over again that they already know, you need to make sure that your planning things the child/ren dont understand well, and make them better at that, giving them challenges to improve on their development. It can show us if children need learning support, so that we can plan for the child to have someone in that lesson, so they can get what they dont understand explained to them more so that they do understand and then keep working on it until they know it and feel confident enough to do it alone.
Key issues in recording assessments
When recording assessments you need to make sure you use suitable techniques because you need to make sure you know where that child is with its stages of development clearly, doing the right assessment is important because you could do an assessment on a child who is in a higher group, but your doing a lower group assessment on them, which can cause a lot of stress because you wont be getting the right answers out of it, you need to make sure you do the correct assessments on each child, otherwise you wont be getting accurate results out of them.
You need objectivity when you are recording assessments because you need to make sure you know what your assessing the child on, and what target you have set them to try and reach, if you didn’t do this then the child wouldn’t be as motivated to do the work because they wouldn’t have a goal to reach and they like impressing you on what they have learnt and known from your last assessment, and like showing you that they have done what you set.
You need to make sure that children rely on you when you are doing assessments because if they