Effective Transition into Year One

Author: Alistair Bryce-Clegg

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 147294951X

Category: Education

Page: 72

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Helping children make the transition between Reception and Year One is a challenge. When done well it can have a significant impact on children's emotional and academic development, but when done badly it can set some children's development back by up to a year. Alistair Bryce-Clegg is determined to help practitioners conquer this challenge. Having been involved in a number of transition projects that specifically focus on children's emotional, social and academic development throughout this period, Alistair's draws upon his experience in this new book. Packed full of practical ideas to help practitioners to plan for and create an effective learning environment that promotes high levels of attainment in Year One based on the effective principles of EYFS practice, this book should be an essential in any Reception and Year One teacher's library.
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Year One in Action

A Month-by-Month Guide to Taking Early Years Pedagogy into KS1

Author: Anna Ephgrave

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317267699

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 5589

Children are ‘hard-wired’ to learn and they learn best by being active and autonomous – exploring, discovering, creating and taking risks, in other words, by playing. However, formal, subject specific lessons and a focus on data, targets and unrealistic expectations are causing young children to be bored and stressed and this is stifling their learning. Year One in Action reveals the remarkable progress children can make when they are allowed to pursue their own interests, ideas and challenges in a superb and enabling environment supported by responsive, skilled and empathic staff. Demonstrating how a child-led approach supports the development of purposeful, calm, confident and independent children, this book offers a unique month-by-month insight into the workings of a highly successful Year One class. It covers all aspects of practice from timetabling, adult roles and transitions to the organisation of the classroom and outside area. It tracks the events of each month in the year, paying close attention to the physical environment and the learning that is taking place. Interactions between staff and children are recognised as, and exploited as, teaching opportunities. Throughout the book, Anna Ephgrave gives the reasons behind each decision made. She also explains what the outcomes have been for the children, emphasising that a child-led approach, with planning in the moment, enables rich learning across the curriculum for all children within a meaningful context. Key features include: over 150 full colour photographs to illustrate practice; photocopiable pages of planning sheets, record keeping sheets and sample letters to parents examples of individual learning journeys and planning in the moment; guidance on what to look for when assessing children’s progress; advice on risk/benefit assessments; suggestions for managing transitions and minimising stress. The achievements of these children have been remarkable and they have remained the enthusiastic, independent, happy and unique individuals that they were when they came into Year One. Written by a leading consultant teacher, this book will inspire teachers to be brave and do what is right for children – let them take the lead, trust that they want to learn and above all let them play!
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Moving On To Key Stage 1

Improving Transition from the Early Years Foundation Stage

Author: Fisher, Julie

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335238467

Category: Education

Page: 232

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Moving On to Key Stage 1 offers a series of practical strategies for promoting learning that meets the needs of 5, 6 and 7 year old learners. It challenges some current practices in the the English primary curriculum and asks whether offering more opportunities for play and child-initiated learning alongside teacher-directed activity could offer children of this age a more appropriate balance of learning experiences.
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Independent Learning in the Foundation Stage

Author: Ros Bayley,Sally Featherstone

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408193957

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 9643

Developing children as independent learners starts in the early years. Scientific evidence as well as the experience of experts confirms that children between three and six learn most effectively by doing. This work looks at the theory of independent learning and describes how practitioners can plan and resource the early years.
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Continuous Provision: The Skills

Author: Alistair Bryce-Clegg

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472921739

Category: Education

Page: 64

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In the original book – Continuous Provision, Alistair Bryce-Clegg covered what effective continuous provision should look like and how practitioners could achieve it by linking their provision directly to assessment. This new title: The Skills, demonstrates that in every area of continuous provision (like sand, water, role play, small world etc) there are 'pure' skills that children can only learn in that area and there are 'facilitative' skills that children can learn through that area. Each of these 'pure' and 'facilitative' skills needs to be acknowledged, assessed and taught and this is the premise of this new title. In The Skill of Continuous Provision Alistair: Revisits (briefly) the principles of effective continuous provision Looks at each area of continuous provision in turn and identifies a range of 'pure' and 'facilitative' skills Shows how the provision itself (resources) should be leveled 'top', 'middle' and 'emergent' to meet the development needs of all children irrespective of how old they are. Gives some comprehensive examples of how to break those skills down into top, middle, emergent e.g. in 'Paint' he identifies skills that children need to learn when using paint like texturising, application, printing etc. He then takes each of those skills individually and show how a skill like printing could be broken down into three broad stages. Asks and answers questions like: What would really basic, lower level printing look like? What sort of resources would facilitate effective learning in this area of development? By the end of the book the practitioner should have a really practical guide to differentiated skill development in continuous provision.
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Making It Work in Year 1

Author: Sally Featherstone

Publisher: Featherstone Education

ISBN: 9781905019069

Category: Early childhood education

Page: 76

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Written in response to needs expressed by Reception and Year 1 teachers who are grappling with the complexity of transition, this book deals with building in KS1 on children's experiences in the Foundation Stage. The approach is focus on the individual, starting at the stage children have reached, rather than where a document says they should be.
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Smooth Transitions

Ensuring Continuity from the Foundation Stage

Author: Ros Bayley,Sally Featherstone

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408189127

Category:

Page: 48

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For a child, moving from the Early Years Foundation Stage into Key Stage 1 can be a huge change. It is up to the adults involved to make the process of transition as smooth and continuous as possible. This brand new edition contains advice for teachers, teaching assistants, practitioners, parents and managers on supporting children though and after the move. It includes a special section on how we can use new knowledge about how children learn to help them build on their previous experiences of learning and what we can do to help them cope with the emotional factors involved in the change.
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Best Practice in the Early Years

Author: Alistair Bryce-Clegg

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441177353

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 6592

This book contains lots of easy-to-introduce activities and techniques that will move your practice towards that outstanding level! Not just when being observed, but all the time. The author, Alistair Bryce-Clegg is known for his original and creative ideas and witty and accessible writing style, and this book does not disappoint! It is filled with brilliant ideas covering everything you need to know as an early years practitioner, including advice for planning sessions, setting up an outstanding environment and encouraging outdoor learning activities. There is also a big focus on child-led learning and help and advice for working with parents. This book is a must for all early years practitioners and early years school teachers eager to ensure their practice is the best it can be for all of the children in their care.
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Tools for Transition in Early Childhood

A Step-by-step Guide for Agencies, Teachers, & Families

Author: Beth S. Rous,Rena A. Hallam

Publisher: Brookes Pub

ISBN: 9781557667359

Category: Education

Page: 204

View: 9888

"Case examples and sample forms in each chapter make the strategies easy to implement, and sample letters and more than 2 dozen photocopiable forms ensure that every phase of the planning process is easier. An essential guidebook for program directors, administrators, and all of their staff members, this book will help programs coordinate their services and plan successful transitions that support young children's school readiness."--BOOK JACKET.
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50 Fantastic Ideas for Circle Time

Author: Judith Harries

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472952650

Category: Education

Page: 64

View: 9700

Circle time stimulates learning in all areas of development – from the improvement of social skills and positive relationships to encouraging children to listen to each other within a caring and respectful environment. Judith Harries brings together creative ideas for circle time where learning can be shared and music and drama can be enjoyed. The book includes circle time activities and games that cover all of the Early Learning Goals through the sharing of thoughts, feelings and experiences. It can also be used across the curriculum, including helping children with literacy and mathematics through phonics and number games. This timeless collection of ideas featuring colourful and fun photography is a fantastic resource with many new activities for circle time, as well as some old favourites.
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50 Fantastic Ideas for Teaching Phonics

Author: Alistair Bryce-Clegg

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408193973

Category: Reading

Page: 64

View: 8662

The 50 Fantastic Things series is a no nonsense, ideas bank ...no frills, just 50 examples of great ideas already in practice!
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Transitions in the Early Years

Author: Sue Allingham

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1907241507

Category: Education

Page: 65

View: 4372

This title looks at how to support young children during the many transitions they go through in their early education. This book includes how to: support transitions between the home, childminders, pre-schools, reception classes and Key Stage One, manage stress-free transitions and effective communication.
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How People Learn

Brain, Mind, Experience, and School: Expanded Edition

Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences,Committee on Developments in the Science of Learning with additional material from the Committee on Learning Research and Educational Practice

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309131979

Category: Education

Page: 384

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First released in the Spring of 1999, How People Learn has been expanded to show how the theories and insights from the original book can translate into actions and practice, now making a real connection between classroom activities and learning behavior. This edition includes far-reaching suggestions for research that could increase the impact that classroom teaching has on actual learning. Like the original edition, this book offers exciting new research about the mind and the brain that provides answers to a number of compelling questions. When do infants begin to learn? How do experts learn and how is this different from non-experts? What can teachers and schools do-with curricula, classroom settings, and teaching methods--to help children learn most effectively? New evidence from many branches of science has significantly added to our understanding of what it means to know, from the neural processes that occur during learning to the influence of culture on what people see and absorb. How People Learn examines these findings and their implications for what we teach, how we teach it, and how we assess what our children learn. The book uses exemplary teaching to illustrate how approaches based on what we now know result in in-depth learning. This new knowledge calls into question concepts and practices firmly entrenched in our current education system. Topics include: How learning actually changes the physical structure of the brain. How existing knowledge affects what people notice and how they learn. What the thought processes of experts tell us about how to teach. The amazing learning potential of infants. The relationship of classroom learning and everyday settings of community and workplace. Learning needs and opportunities for teachers. A realistic look at the role of technology in education.
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50 Fantastic Ideas for Tuff Trays

Author: Sally Wright

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472954297

Category: Education

Page: 64

View: 4138

The tuff tray is a staple resource that is often abandoned or underused in early years settings. However, when used effectively, a tuff tray can enhance a child's learning through its versatile usage, such as messy play or as enhancements to support themes and ideas that are being explored. A simple tuff tray provocation can offer many learning opportunities to help a child progress and develop, as its sensory play approach promotes open-ended investigations and problem solving. 50 Fantastic Ideas for Tuff Trays is packed full of exciting activities that are not only simple and easy to prepare and manage, but that also use materials and tools found in most settings and at very low cost. With ideas for tuff trays that support books, promote mathematics and are ideal for celebrations and festivals, this book creates inviting opportunities for learning objectives to be met in an exciting and creative way.
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Princesses, Dragons and Helicopter Stories

Storytelling and story acting in the early years

Author: Trisha Lee

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317631757

Category: Education

Page: 106

View: 8919

Stories and fantasy play engage all young children and help them to draw connections and make sense of the world. MakeBelieve Arts Helicopter Stories are tried, tested and proven to have a significant impact on children’s literacy and communication skills, their confidence and social and emotional development. Based on the storytelling and story acting curriculum of Vivian Gussin Paley, this book provides a practical, step-by-step guide to using this approach with young children. Covering all aspects of the approach, Artistic Director Trisha Lee shows you how you can introduce Helicopter Stories to children for the first time, scribing their tales and then bring their ideas to life by acting them out. Full of anecdotes and practical examples from a wide range of settings, the book includes: Clear guidelines and rules for scribing children’s stories, creating a stage and acting out stories How to deal with taboos and sensitive issues in children’s stories How to involve children who are unwilling to speak or act Supporting children with English as an Additional Language Links to show how the approach supports children’s holistic development Providing an accessible guide to an approach that is gaining international recognition, and featuring a foreword by Vivian Gussin Paley, this book will be essential reading for all those that want to support children’s learning in a way that is fun, engaging and proven to work.
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The Content Trap

A Strategist's Guide to Digital Change

Author: Bharat Anand

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0812995392

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 464

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“A masterful and thought-provoking book that has reshaped my understanding of content in the digital landscape.”—Ariel Emanuel, co-CEO, WME | IMG Harvard Business School Professor of Strategy Bharat Anand presents an incisive new approach to digital transformation that favors fostering connectivity over focusing exclusively on content. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY BLOOMBERG Companies everywhere face two major challenges today: getting noticed and getting paid. To confront these obstacles, Bharat Anand examines a range of businesses around the world, from The New York Times to The Economist, from Chinese Internet giant Tencent to Scandinavian digital trailblazer Schibsted, and from talent management to the future of education. Drawing on these stories and on the latest research in economics, strategy, and marketing, this refreshingly engaging book reveals important lessons, smashes celebrated myths, and reorients strategy. Success for flourishing companies comes not from making the best content but from recognizing how content enables customers’ connectivity; it comes not from protecting the value of content at all costs but from unearthing related opportunities close by; and it comes not from mimicking competitors’ best practices but from seeing choices as part of a connected whole. Digital change means that everyone today can reach and interact with others directly: We are all in the content business. But that comes with risks that Bharat Anand teaches us how to recognize and navigate. Filled with conversations with key players and in-depth dispatches from the front lines of digital change, The Content Trap is an essential new playbook for navigating the turbulent waters in which we find ourselves. Praise for The Content Trap “Today, to some extent, every company is a media company, but Anand emphasizes that it’s not just about the content you create; it’s the connections you make that matter—the platforms and network effects.”—Doug McMillon, CEO, Wal-Mart Stores “The Content Trap is a book filled with stories of businesses, from music companies to magazine publishers, that missed connections and could never escape the narrow views that had brought them past success. But it is also filled with stories of those who made strategic choices to strengthen the links between content and returns in their new master plans. . . . The book is a call to clear thinking and reassessing why things are the way they are.”—The Wall Street Journal
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Planning in the Moment with Young Children

A Practical Guide for Early Years Practitioners and Parents

Author: Anna Ephgrave

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351625225

Category: Education

Page: 170

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Young children live in the here and now. If adults are to make a real difference to their learning they need to seize the moments when children first show curiosity, and support their next steps immediately. This book embraces the concept of planning "in the moment" and emphasises the critical role of the adult in promoting child-led learning, giving early years practitioners the confidence and insight to work and plan in the moment, and enabling the children in their care to live, learn, play and develop in the here and now. Planning in the Moment with Young Children maintains a strong link to practice, providing numerous examples of how practitioners can integrate spontaneous planning and rich adult–child interactions into their everyday practice and early years curricula. From timetabling to setting clear rules, creating enabling environments, keeping records and making use of a variety of materials, the book demonstrates the multitude of ways in which practitioners can encourage child autonomy and respond to the unique needs of each child. Examples from practice are rooted in theory, fully contextualised, and exemplified by original documentation sourced from the author’s own experiences and from a wide variety of settings. ? Key features include: over 180 full colour photographs to illustrate practice; photocopiable pages including planning sheets, documentation and activity sheets; advice on working with parents, individual children and groups; tailored guidance on working with children at different stages of development from birth to age 6 years; relevance to a range of settings, including childminders, pre-schools, nurseries and schools. When children are allowed to select where, with what, and how to play, they are truly invested in their play, they become deeply involved and make dramatic progress. This book is an outstanding testament to a responsive and child-led way of working in early years environments. Practitioners will be guided, inspired and supported to work spontaneously and reactively – planning as they go and celebrating the results!
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The Transition to Kindergarten

Author: Robert C. Pianta,Martha J. Cox

Publisher: Paul H Brookes Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781557663993

Category: Education

Page: 395

View: 826

In this issues-focused book, the experts explore the research on early schooling and reexamine educational beliefs, policies, and practices relating to the first years of school. Scholars, researchers, and other professionals will learn about readiness assessment, cultural diversity, entrance ages, children with disabilities, grade retention, children in poverty, classroom structure, personnel preparation, and family-school-community partnerships. In this resource that investigates the kindergarten issue with academic rigor, professionals will discover why early school transitions need to be improved and how these critical transitions affect children's future educational success.
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The Revised EYFS in practice

Author: Ann Langston,Jonathan Doherty

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408193213

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 738

With the new EYFS in its infancy, this practical professional development title will take practitioners through the new policies and provide vital information and practical advice on how to implement it effectively. With their wealth of experience in the Early Years, Ann Langston and Dr Jonathan Doherty have all the expertise to make this an authoritative book that will be useful to anyone involved in Early Years education.
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