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This year, following a look at a New Zealand learning journey I switched to past tense, i.e,, today Johnnie, you were interested in playing with the ........ and said " " and when I asked ....... you said " " You looked like you were having such fun using the......

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Always past tense. Reading back present tense can be clumsy yo read back, I find, as you can fall into switching between tenses easily. "Jenny goes to the sand tray and picks up the spade and asked S if she could have the bucket". I think a parent would far rather read something a bit more reflective - it reads much more naturally

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