identify with their surname) Names of other children playing or participating in an activity with your focus child
Template for documenting observations Anecdotal or Narrative Template for documenting an observation and analysis or interpretation of an observation Observation and analysis Your focus childs name (do not identify with their surname) Names of other children playing or participating in an activity with your focus child: Date: Time: Context of observation What is the context? (Who is present, what are they doing, what happened prior to this etc.) Details ofobservation What did your focus child/ other children do? (Write a detailed observation, or include photograph or sample of learning with details of what happened, how the child created the sample etc) Analysis of your observation: What learning/ development//play was evident? What is happening in this observation? What information did it provide on your focus childs play/developmental issue? Support your analysis with early childhood theory/literature /and Early Years Learning Framework Recommendations to extend the childs play/development/learning or Follow UP from the Observation For addressing the issue/s under investigation and To extend your focus childs paly/development/learning PS: Irrespective of the type of observation you chose to do, it is important that you include all details given in this template. I am leaving this template asa document so you can edit it to suit your requirements.