The Foundation Stage Teacher In Action

Author: Margaret Edgington
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761944195
Size: 32.14 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A fully revised edition of the author's best selling book, this resource now includes an extended section on leadership, and managing the foundation stage.

The Nursery Teacher In Action

Author: Margaret Edgington
Publisher: Paul Chapman Educational Publishing
ISBN: 9781853963681
Size: 33.30 MB
Format: PDF
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`I wish that this useful book had been available during my years as an early years co-ordinator and teacher in charge of a nursery unit. All aspects of nursery teaching are analyzed in depth, and the author leaves the reader in no doubt about the specialist skills and versatility needed to be a nursery teacher or leader. I found the book absorbing and was particularly interested in the practical solutions to some of the difficult problems nursery teachers encounter. As well as being a fascinating book to read, it is also a valuable reference tool and ideal for planning training sessions in aspects of nursery management, such as policy writing, monitoring quality, providing equal opportunities, planning and assessment. There are useful summa

Child Development

Author: Carolyn Meggitt
Publisher: Pearson Education Ltd
ISBN: 9780435899875
Size: 42.37 MB
Format: PDF
View: 6738
Includes a DVD providing video clips of children's developmental stages from birth to 8 years - giving you insight into the development of this age group. This title features references to relevant video clips provided alongside related information in the book.

Professional Studies Primary And Early Years

Author: Kate Jacques
Publisher: Learning Matters
Size: 72.88 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
View: 3517
This key resource for trainee primary teachers helps them to understand and fulfil the new professional requirements for QTS. It focuses on a range of professional issues – including management of pupils' work, individual needs and equal opportunities, behaviour for learning and professional responsibilities outside teaching. Each chapter includes tasks, examples and further reading to highlight important concepts and key issues. New and revised chapters mean this third edition is up to date with the QTS Standards, latest documents and initiatives. Further, new reflective tasks and “Moving On” sections help trainees to build on the information in each chapter.

Working With Parents

Author: Penny Kenway
ISBN: 9780704907171
Size: 34.69 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
View: 3842
There are many good reasons for working with parents: children's confidence and self-esteem are enhanced by the recognition and value which closer co-operation gives to the children's family, culture and community. This book is a practical guide to working with parents. It looks at how to overcome the obstacles which sometimes stand in the way of parental involvement. It describes the wide range of roles, activities and events which allow parents to participate.

Learning Outdoors

Author: Helen Bilton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136774270
Size: 74.13 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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It is now officially acknowledged that outdoor play is extremely important for young children's development and that a few old bikes and a climbing frame just will not do. This book shows how to develop an outdoor learning environment properly for young children and how adult supporters should behave in this space. This book offers examples of good outdoor practice in a range of early years settings. Both practical and theoretical aspects of learning outdoors are covered, tracking a shared enthusiasm for outdoor play amongst practitioners, children and parents. The book shows how the authors set about solving common problems encountered in the outdoor area, and, using photographs, plans and written observations, the book shows how stimulating outdoor learning environments can be created.

The Nursery Year In Action

Author: Anna Ephgrave
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317504461
Size: 39.30 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Child-led learning in the early years allows children to thrive while making accelerated progress. Young children learn and develop best when they are in a stimulating environment which is carefully organised and equipped to meet their needs, interests and stages of development, and where each child’s progress is carefully observed, managed and enhanced by adults who engage and interact with them to support them in making outstanding progress. Demonstrating how a child-led approach supports the development of purposeful, calm, confident and independent children, The Nursery Year in Action offers a unique month-by-month overview of the workings of an outstanding Nursery setting. The book covers all aspects of practice from the organisation of the classroom and garden and the rationale behind this to the routines and boundaries that ensure children are safe, happy and therefore able to explore and learn. It tracks the events of each month in the year paying particular attention to the environment, the role of the adult, links with parents, children’s individual needs and the key areas of learning and development. Throughout the book Anna Ephgrave gives the reason behind each decision and shows what the outcomes have been for the children, emphasising that a child-led approach, with planning in the moment can meet the requirements of the revised Early Years Foundation Stage and the individual needs of the children. Key features include: Over 150 full colour photographs to illustrate practice Photocopiable pages of planning sheets, record keeping sheets, sample letters to parents and play resources also available for download List of resources and materials Examples of individual learning journeys and planning in the moment for groups Guidance on what to look for when assessing children’s progress Advice on risk/benefit assessments Suggestions for managing transitions and minimising stress Written by a leading consultant teacher whose Early Years’ department has achieved "Outstanding" at four consecutive Ofsted inspections, this book provides practitioners with the practical ideas to work with confidence in a way that is rewarding, manageable and, above all, creates a happy, relaxed learning environment for children.

Teaching Mathematics 3 5

Author: Sue Gifford
Publisher: Open Univ Pr
Size: 68.67 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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What do we know from research about how three to five year olds learn mathematics, bearing in mind their social, emotional, physical and cognitive development? What are the most important aspects of mathematics for young children to learn and how might children learn them? How should adults 'teach' mathematics to children so young? This book provides a research background for adults helping three to five year olds learn mathematics, including social and emotional processes as well as key mathematical ideas and common difficulties. It includes implications for practice and proposes a playful and sensitive approach. It is illustrated with examples from the author's own research and work with practitioners.