Interested in continuous provision in KS1? Want to explore a more child-led, play-based approach to learning that engage children, promote enjoyment and actually results in higher standards of learning?
Then you need our KS1 Continuous Provision Guide and Checklists. Packed full of must-have information and top tips from an expert, with checklists so you can ensure you’ve got everything you need and are fully prepared. Continuous Provision in year 1 is especially important this year due to the amount of time in Reception that children have missed.
What is Continuous Provision?
The phrase ‘Continuous Provision’ refers to the resources and areas laid out in your classroom to provoke learning through play and exploration. The resources should be freely accessible to the children in the classroom during any designated ‘free play’ time and should stay the same throughout the school year. The resources you provide in each area should be engaging and relevant. They should challenge and promote critical thinking and problem solving, while remaining open-ended.
What are the benefits of Continuous Provision in Key Stage 1?
Allowing children access to Continuous Provision and giving them the opportunity to play will not only allow them to consolidate learning that has been taking place elsewhere but also allow them the opportunity to explore new concepts, often before they have ever been taught formally. In essence, Continuous Provision in Key Stage 1 will be very similar to the resources and set-up you would find in the Early Years – the main differences being how the children will naturally access and use the equipment given their advanced maturity and understanding and the way in which adults scaffold learning and interact with the children as they play.
You may also provide equipment that encourages deeper level thinking – jugs with measurements on them, for example, or challenge cards in each area of learning
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