On Wednesday I had a day away from the class to attend a Professional Development run by Jo Harris (CEO RE Early Childhood Co-ordinator) and Sister Christine. The main focus of the RE in the Early Years- Kindy PD was planning so we spent time looking at the Early Years Learning Framework and looking at different planning formats. We also looked at a number of religious education resources, how to incorporate RE into your programming, how RE fits in with the EYLF and the elements necessary in EYLF programming.
ELEMENTS THAT ARE NECESSARY IN KINDY EYLF PLANNING
Yesterday I set about trying to create some planning documents that tick all these boxes. I had some samples of documents from the PD day plus some plans kindly sent to me from another teacher who was present at the PD (Thanks, Amy). I like to plan in either 3-4 weeks blocks. I took elements that I liked from the samples and this is what I came up with.
If you want a closer look you can download the documents from the following links:
Early Childhood Generic Forward Plan (no RE): ECE FORWARD PLAN B
Kindy Forward Plan (RE inclusive): KINDY RE FORWARD PLAN – WA CATHOLIC
Daily Work Pad/Weekly Planner: DWP
EYLF Principles and Practices Action Planner: EYLF PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES PLANNER
*** UPDATE 20/1/2015 – If you’re interested in my planning documents you can now purchase them on teacherspayteachers. LINK – http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/EYLF-Programming-Documents-1659857