Was on a course with Alistair from ABC DOES last week, & he talked to us about this classroom. The drawers in the background show how the children are allowed to access the resources - green means free access, red means they have to ask. Great idea! (",)

Was on a course with Alistair from ABC DOES last week, & he talked to us about this classroom. The drawers in the background show how the children are allowed to access the resources - green means free access, red means they have to ask. Great idea! (",)

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Small challenge table, where children find their personal challenge book and complete a different challenge each day. This one is to select a picture card and then use the puzzle blocks to make the same picture. Intense concentration and observational skills required!

Small challenge table, where children find their personal challenge book and complete a different challenge each day. This one is to select a picture card and then use the puzzle blocks to make the same picture. Intense concentration and observational skills required!

1. We split our children into 4 general ability 'challenge groups'. Ours are Elmer, The Gruffalo, The Hungry Caterpilllar & Mog the Cat, with each group having a clearly visible poster with each child's name on, so they can check which group they're in at any time. There will be a challenge for each group each day - the children just need to look for their group picture to find their own daily challenge.

1. We split our children into 4 general ability 'challenge groups'. Ours are Elmer, The Gruffalo, The Hungry Caterpilllar & Mog the Cat, with each group having a clearly visible poster with each child's name on, so they can check which group they're in at any time. There will be a challenge for each group each day - the children just need to look for their group picture to find their own daily challenge.

2. Each activity has a talk button which the children press to find out what the challenge is. The idea is that the children can then complete this challenge independently, with each activity being specifically chosen to target an area of learning that we are currently focussing on. We find that the children need reminding to find their own challenge each day, but are then happy to sit alone and concentrate on the activity once they are there, and feel a great sense of pride on completion!

2. Each activity has a talk button which the children press to find out what the challenge is. The idea is that the children can then complete this challenge independently, with each activity being specifically chosen to target an area of learning that we are currently focussing on. We find that the children need reminding to find their own challenge each day, but are then happy to sit alone and concentrate on the activity once they are there, and feel a great sense of pride on completion!

3. Each child has their own challenge book which they will find in a basket next to their activity. When they've completed the activity they find an adult to check what they've done and sign off their book. (We always have one adult floating/doing challenges). Support can be given to complete the challenges where needed but this is then reflected in our marking criteria as seen in the next picture.

3. Each child has their own challenge book which they will find in a basket next to their activity. When they've completed the activity they find an adult to check what they've done and sign off their book. (We always have one adult floating/doing challenges). Support can be given to complete the challenges where needed but this is then reflected in our marking criteria as seen in the next picture.

3. Each child has their own challenge book which they will find in a basket next to their activity. When they've completed the activity they find an adult to check what they've done and sign off their book. (We always have one adult floating/doing challenges). Support can be given to complete the challenges where needed but this is then reflected in our marking criteria as seen in the next picture.

3. Each child has their own challenge book which they will find in a basket next to their activity. When they've completed the activity they find an adult to check what they've done and sign off their book. (We always have one adult floating/doing challenges). Support can be given to complete the challenges where needed but this is then reflected in our marking criteria as seen in the next picture.

Continuous Provision- how effective is yours? http://abcdoes.typepad.com/abc-does-a-blog/2012/03/part-two-outdoors-and-continuous-provision.html

Continuous Provision- how effective is yours? http://abcdoes.typepad.com/abc-does-a-blog/2012/03/part-two-outdoors-and-continuous-provision.html

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