Writing my name

A 4 year old is learning how to write their name. She has chosen to do this herself. A practitioner is on hand to offer support when needed.

Good for looking at:

  • Mark making
  • Emerging literacy skills
  • Phonics
  • Writing
  • Physical skills - fine motor
  • Materials
  • Effective adult support


  • How the child is learning during this self chosen activity?
  • Which areas of development, engagement and characteristics of learning can you observe?
  • How is the adult supporting the child’s learning?
  • How does the environment and the materials provided support the children’s learning?