I like to start the year with a blank canvas so that children can take ownership of displays as I think they are more meaningful than just covering the walls with information.
This year I have created a learning journey. I have previously done this and it contributed to documenting the children’s progress throughout the year.
Every half term the children had a go at drawing themselves and writing their name or a caption. It’s amazing to see that the first page will be full of symbols and mark making and by the last page children are writing captions and drawing with more detail.
Here is my learning journey (its still in progress):
You can download the learning journey bunting here:
And the natural style name template can be downloaded for free here: