Observation of Play and Learning (OPAL)
Observing children in the early years should not be a chore. We decided to stand up to the increasing demands for ‘paperwork’ and ‘evidence’ with the aim of giving ourselves time. Time to spend interacting and playing with our children, not testing them. We have written three blog posts about how we are making observation and assessment more meaningful for both children and adults.
Let’s bring back the joy of observing children in the Early Years
Part One: OPAL – A different way to look at assessment in the early years.
Part Two: OPAL – How it works in practice
Part Three: OPAL – Thoughts from practitioners
BEYA is working hard to build a culture of collaboration beyond our three schools and Children’s Centre. We believe we have developed a truly wonderful Observation of Play and Learning (OPAL) assessment tool that the Early Years Sector can benefit from and that we would like to share.
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