It’s that time of year when people start to look to the future and make plans and set themselves goals and targets.
So, what is a target and why are they set? The Compact Oxford Dictionary defines a target as “an objective or result towards which efforts are directed” and the schools use target setting for children to ensure that they progress and achieve and to put standards at the centre of school planning and help staff focus on ways of raising them.
To be effective, targets need to be SMART targets. This means they should be Specific, Measurable, Achievable and Realistic, and set against an appropriate Timescale
Children are likely to have targets relating to the stage they are at: some might be “learning the sounds the letters make”, “learning the times tables”, “writing the letters the correct way round”, “counting to 5”, “recognising the numbers to 10”, “reading the key sight words”, “remembering finger spaces” – the list is endless. If your child is struggling
with a particular target – check out some of the resources at Littlesheep Learning that might help!
Here are our goals this year…
- To continue to post regularly on our blog – we’ve joined in the ultimate blog challenge for January and will be attempting to post each day… watch this space!
- To keep up to date with our admin – especially our accounts and emails
- To network more with other ‘mumpreneurs’
- To increase on the number of orders received
What are yours?