Our main aim at Etz Chaim Primary School is for children to have rich and stimulating learning experiences. The environment should be well planned and well organised. It provides the structure for teaching within which children can explore experiment, plan and make decisions for themselves. It enables them to be independent learners who develop and make good progress. Continuous provision has different levels of challenge where appropriate and clear success criteria to ensure all children can access the learning. Each learning task is accompanied by a task card or a talking tin as appropriate.
When planning for continuous provision, practitioners should provide a selection of resources that continue the provision for learning in the absence of an adult. This should be enhanced with open ended resources that encourage freedom to explore, and independent investigation.
Think of continuous provision as an approach to continuing the taught aspects of a curriculum through independent enquiry. It is the provision of open-ended resources and challenges, offering a multitude of routes to learning, where the children decide what they want to do. That is not to say, of course, that you can’t set some ground rules or boundaries to guide your children, ensuring they are exposed to a wide array of experiences – especially the ones you really need them to experience! The key to successful continuous provision is providing enough of a challenge that sparks interest and enthusiasm without requiring adult intervention. Children must retain the ownership of this learning.
Please click here to view our Continuous Provision policy