Effective Transition into Year One

Effective Transition into Year One

Effective Transition into Year One
Author : Alistair Bryce-Clegg
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages : 72
Release : 2017-07-27
ISBN 10 : 9781472949516
ISBN 13 : 147294951X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Effective Transition into Year One Book Description:

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.

Effective Transition into Year One

Effective Transition into Year One
Author : Alistair Bryce-Clegg
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages : 72
Release : 2017-07-27
ISBN 10 : 9781472932273
ISBN 13 : 1472932277
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Effective Transition into Year One Book Description:

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.

Best Practice in the Early Years

Best Practice in the Early Years
Author : Alistair Bryce-Clegg
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages : 144
Release : 2015-06-18
ISBN 10 : 9781441177353
ISBN 13 : 1441177353
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Best Practice in the Early Years Book Description:

A must-have guide for everyone working in the Early Years Foundation Stage. Bestselling author Alistair Bryce-Clegg is known for his original and creative ideas and witty and accessible writing style. This book does not disappoint! It is filled with brilliant ideas and practical approaches to use as an Early Years practitioner, including advice for planning sessions, setting up an engaging environment matched to children's interests and encouraging and developing outdoor learning. With a focus on child-led learning, wellbeing and creating the best environment for all young learners, Best Practice in the Early Years is the perfect tool to evaluate, refine and improve provision in your setting. Packed with detailed explanations, thought-provoking questions and inspiring new approaches, this book is a must for all Early Years practitioners eager to ensure their practice is the best it can be for every child in their care.

Continuous Provision The Skills

Continuous Provision  The Skills
Author : Alistair Bryce-Clegg
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages : 64
Release : 2015-04-23
ISBN 10 : 9781472921734
ISBN 13 : 1472921739
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Continuous Provision The Skills Book Description:

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.

Year One in Action

Year One in Action
Author : Anna Ephgrave
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 240
Release : 2017-03-16
ISBN 10 : 9781317267683
ISBN 13 : 1317267680
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Year One in Action Book Description:

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!

50 Fantastic Ideas for Seasons

50 Fantastic Ideas for Seasons
Author : Alistair Bryce-Clegg
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages : 64
Release : 2015-11-05
ISBN 10 : 9781472924742
ISBN 13 : 1472924746
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

50 Fantastic Ideas for Seasons Book Description:

Not only is the changing of the seasons an ideal time for children to focus on their understanding and exploration of the world around them, it is also a fantastic opportunity to encourage them to learn new skills or consolidate existing ones, using 'seasons' as a focus. The activities will support practitioners in exploring and reinforcing key learning around Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Although the ideas are linked to specific seasons, the concepts and skills are transferable to other seasons or activities. Suitable for Early Years practitioners and parents, this book is packed full of original ideas to inspire both adults and children. There are activities for both indoor and outdoor inspiration as well as some that can be done in both. Each activity also features guidance on how to extend the learning further as well as an overview of some of the things the children will be learning while they are participating. Regardless of whether you are freezing in the winter snow or melting in summer sun there will be something here to inspire!

Continuous Provision in the Early Years

Continuous Provision in the Early Years
Author : Alistair Bryce-Clegg
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages : 128
Release : 2013-05-09
ISBN 10 : 9781472930378
ISBN 13 : 1472930371
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Continuous Provision in the Early Years Book Description:

Based on Alistair's extensive experience in school, this book brings together his knowledge of Continuous Provision and the high level impact and engagement that it can bring. He explains what Continuous Provision is, how to link it to assessment and provides numerous case studies and illustrations of how this works in practice. This book will help practitioners plan their provision (indoors and out) so that it provides carefully structured learning opportunities.

50 Fantastic Ideas for Celebrations and Festivals

50 Fantastic Ideas for Celebrations and Festivals
Author : Alistair Bryce-Clegg
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages : 64
Release : 2015-10-08
ISBN 10 : 9781472924261
ISBN 13 : 1472924266
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

50 Fantastic Ideas for Celebrations and Festivals Book Description:

Important dates and occasions are often marked with a variety of celebrations and festivals. These occasions are also important markers for children in the passing of time and repeated experience. In Early Years education the best time to talk about a celebration or festival is often after it has occurred rather than before it happens. This is because many young children don't have a strong memory or understanding of something that occurred a year ago. So the closer they are to the experience, the richer their learning can be. In this colourful new book by Alistair Bryce-Clegg there are activities that cover: Christmas Diwali Easter Hanukkah Chinese New Year Halloween Bonfire Night Each activity encourages the children to learn about a particular celebration or festival and also to acquire new skills or techniques. Each of these skills and techniques can be taught on their own, or linked to other activity ideas that you (or the children) might have. The list of celebrations and festivals that are covered is by no means exhaustive, but the activities are flexible enough to allow practitioners to keep their core content and apply a different theme. They are limited only by your imagination...!

50 Fantastic Ideas for Treasure Baskets

50 Fantastic Ideas for Treasure Baskets
Author : Sue Gascoyne
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages : 64
Release : 2017-08-10
ISBN 10 : 9781472943507
ISBN 13 : 1472943503
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

50 Fantastic Ideas for Treasure Baskets Book Description:

A quality well-made treasure basket offers children a wealth of exploration, play and learning opportunities that are not only great fun, but also match the requirements of the EYFS framework. Drawing on her years of experience and extensive knowledge of children's interaction, author and practitioner Sue Gascoyne provides 50 effective and fun ways to engage children in sensory-rich treasures that offer 'a world in a basket'. 50 Fantastic Ideas for Treasure Baskets includes the child-led stages of treasure basket play using the author's original Sensory Play Continuum as a framework, as well as adult-initiated activities for using treasure baskets with children. Its simple format supports practitioners, and ultimately the children in their care, in getting the most out of this amazing resource.

50 Fantastic Ideas for Outside All Year Round

50 Fantastic Ideas for Outside All Year Round
Author : Alistair Bryce-Clegg
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages : 64
Release : 2015-10-22
ISBN 10 : 9781472924759
ISBN 13 : 1472924754
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

50 Fantastic Ideas for Outside All Year Round Book Description:

Outdoors is a great space to enhance and extend children's learning. There are lots of children who have a natural affinity with the outdoors and use it as their preferred learning space. As adults supporting children's learning, it is important to support the investigation of their outdoor environment, but also that learning is taken into those spaces and delivered to children in the most engaging way that it can be. What you can (almost) always guarantee is children's enthusiasm to take their learning outdoors, what you can't always guarantee is the weather! In 50 Fantastic Ideas for Outdoor All Year Round Alistair has created 50 ideas that will get children and practitioners outside and learning come rain, snow, wind or sunshine! All of the activities have got their own central skill that can then be adapted to fit the interests of the children or each setting's own particular outdoor environment. So, whether your setting's outdoor space is a back garden, a small yard or large playground there will be activities that can be used and that will inspire young learners.