Moving on to Key Stage 1

Improving Transition from the Early Years Foundation Stage

Author: Julie Fisher,Lecturer Julie Fisher

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335238483

Category: Education

Page: 228

View: 6455

This practical book offers a series of strategies for promoting learning that meets the needs and interests of Key Stage 1 pupils, ensuring that the move from the Early Years Foundation Stage to Key Stage 1 is a positive one.

Teaching Mathematics 3-5

Developing Learning in the Foundation Stage

Author: Sue Gifford,Susan Gifford

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 033522511X

Category: Education

Page: 193

View: 2568

The book places particular emphasis on adult-initiated, number-focused activities and playful, challenging and sensitive teaching strategies to engage younger children. The strategies are based on research and work with practitioners, and are illustrated by children’s own responses, such as making number jokes. It covers key areas of mathematics, including number, shape and space, measures and problem solving, with appropriate expectations and common difficulties as well as suggested activities.

Mathematics in Early Years Education

Author: Ann Montague-Smith,Tony Cotton,Alice Hansen,Alison J. Price

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136681663

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 8008

This third edition of the best-selling Mathematics in Nursery Education provides an accessible introduction to the teaching of mathematics in the early years. Covering all areas of mathematics learning – number and counting, calculation, pattern, shape, measures and data handling – it summarises the research findings and underlying key concepts and explains how adults can help children to learn through practical experiences, discussion and more direct intervention. This new edition has been fully updated to incorporate the latest research and thinking in this area and includes: why mathematics is important as a way of making sense of the world how attitudes to mathematics can influence teaching and learning how children learn mathematics new material on sorting, matching and handling data ideas for observation and questioning to assess children’s understanding examples of planned activities suggestions for language development assessment criteria. This textbook is ideal for those training to be teachers through an undergraduate or PGCE route, those training for Early Years Professional Status and those studying early childhood on foundation or honours degrees as well as parents looking to explore how their young children learn mathematics. This will be an essential text for any Early Years practitioner looking to make mathematics interesting, exciting and engaging in their classroom.

The Little Book of Maths Outdoors

Little Books with Big Ideas (75)

Author: Terry Gould

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472923375

Category: Education

Page: 64

View: 2757

This is a unique book that supports the current thinking behind outdoor learning. It features over 40 ideas for outdoor activities that support mathematics in the early years and the specific areas of learning in the revised EYFS. All the ideas are tried and tested by Terry and this book will prove to be popular in the early years and well into Key stage 1.

Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy in the Early Years Foundation Stage

Author: Anita M Hughes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136033661

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 5140

The Practical Guidance in the Early Years Foundation Stage series will assist practitioners in the smooth and successful implementation of the Early Years Foundation Stage. Each book gives clear and detailed explanations of each aspect of Learning and Development and encourages readers to consider each area within its broadest context to expand and develop their own knowledge and good practice. Practical ideas and activities for all age groups are offered along with a wealth of expertise of how elements from the practice guidance can be implemented within all early years settings. The books include suggestions for the innovative use of everyday ressources, popular books and stories. This book offers an in-depth understanding of children's thinking skills from a psychological perspective. The book introduces the Learning Tools model, a vital cognitive tool used by children to learn and solve problems, and gives practical ideas on how practitioners can use everyday materials to promote problem solving and early numeracy skills through play. Readers are encouraged to reflect on their own practice and understanding to help them provide learning opportunities to meet the unique needs of all children in their setting.

Teaching Reading at Key Stage 1 and Before

Author: Jeni Riley

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748735167

Category: Education

Page: 188

View: 3516

The requirements of the National Literacy Strategy are fully addressed in this book on teaching reading at Key Stage 1 and before. It features coverage of the structure and use of the English language and gives an explanation of classroom planning and management, based on an understanding of how children learn and progress. Included is also practical guidance on effective teaching practice, embedded in a modern theoretical framework.

Mathematics in the Early Years

Author: Juanita V. Copley

Publisher: National Council of Teachers of

ISBN: 9780873534697

Category: Education

Page: 230

View: 4134

This thought-provoking material shows that although children think differently from adults and although children construct their own informal mathematics, they are capable of surprisingly complex forms of mathematical thinking and learning. The book presents historical, theoretical and social pictures of early childhood mathematics; discusses the mathematics content essential to the young child's understanding and zooms in on mathematics for the young child from the panoramic view of mathematics for everyone.

Supporting Numeracy

A Handbook for those who Assist in Early Years Settings

Author: Rita Headington

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134113420

Category: Education

Page: 100

View: 7842

First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Early Years Foundation Stage

Theory and Practice

Author: Ioanna Palaiologou

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446203476

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 1044

Organized around 14 chapters, Section One looks at policy, pedagogy and key issues in practice surrounding the implementation of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), and Section Two looks at the areas of learning and development in EYFS. Ways to plan, implement, observe and evaluate activities for young children from Birth to 5 are discussed, a range of theoretical perspectives is built upon and different ways of delivering the EYFS are explored. By combining sound theoretical underpinning with practical case studies, this book offers a critical approach to the implementation of EYFS. It takes its inspiration and examples of best practice from projects based in a range of early years settings, and considers the role of the practitioner and the holistic development of the child.

The Primary English Encyclopedia

The heart of the curriculum

Author: Margaret Mallett

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317232089

Category: Education

Page: 572

View: 1903

This newly updated, user friendly Primary English Encyclopedia addresses all aspects of the primary English curriculum and is an invaluable reference for all training and practising teachers. Now in its fifth edition, entries have been revised to take account of new research and thinking. The approach is supportive of the reflective practitioner in meeting National Curriculum requirements in England and developing sound subject knowledge and good classroom practice. While the book is scholarly, the author writes in a conversational style and includes reproductions of covers of recommended children’s books and examples of children’s writing and drawing to add interest. The encyclopedia includes: over 600 entries , many expanded and entirely new for this edition, including entries on apps, blogging and computing; short definitions of key concepts; input on the initial teaching of reading including the teaching of phonics and the other cue-systems; extended entries on major topics such as speaking and listening, reading, writing, drama, poetry, non-fiction, bilingualism and children’s literature; information on new literacies and new kinds of texts for children; discussion of current issues and input on the history of English teaching in the primary years; extended entries on gender and literacy; important references for each topic, advice on further reading and accounts of recent research findings; and a Who’s Who of Primary English and lists of essential texts, updated for this new edition. This encyclopedia will be ideal for student teachers on BA and PGCE courses preparing for work in primary schools and primary school teachers. Anyone concerned with bringing about the informed and imaginative teaching of primary school English will find this book helpful and interesting.

Teaching and Learning in the Early Years

Author: David Whitebread,Penny Coltman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134095651

Category: Education

Page: 456

View: 650

How can we help children to become independent learners? The third edition of this invaluable companion for Early Years practitioners provides a broad-ranging and up-to-date review of current thinking and best practice within Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 education. Based on the basic truth that an effective Early Years curriculum must start with the children, this book focuses on their needs and their potential. The best teaching must have a strong element of fun, wonder and excitement: David Whitebread and Penny Coltman show how play is a crucial part of this. Each chapter combines a review of important principles with practical and inspiring classroom examples. This third edition has been fully revised and updated in light of the introduction of the Early Years Foundation Stage, and includes completely new chapters concerned with classroom organisation to support independent learning, outdoor learning, speaking and listening and mathematics in the early years. The authors review all major areas of the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 curriculum and a range of basic issues and principles, including: an analysis of current research into how children learn discussions of general issues such as classroom organisation, curriculum management, and assessment a detailed section on play and language chapters covering individual curriculum areas across all six Foundation Stage areas of learning and across the areas of the Key Stage 1 National Curriculum The book is essential reading for all Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 trainee teachers, their tutors and mentors, and serving teachers working with children in the three to seven age range wishing to reflect upon and develop their practice.

Play and Practice in the Early Years Foundation Stage

Author: Natalie Canning

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446248445

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 3496

Play is an underlying theme of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) but it is often a challenge for practitioners to provide a play based curriculum. This book investigates the values and beliefs that underpin play and demonstrates through case studies how play opportunities can be observed, planned and assessed in a meaningful context for the child. Organized into four sections that mirror the EYFS, this book takes you through the curriculum framework demonstrating how play underpins each of these principles and is the common thread that links them together. Chapters include: - celebrating children's play choices - ways to work with parents - inspiring environments for inspirational play - the role of play in supporting key relationships - creative play for flexible learning Incorporating the voices of Early Years practitioners, this book takes the unique approach of analysing the academic theory, showing how this can be put into practice and then suggesting activities to facilitate reflective practice and professional development. Useful to all those studying on any Early Years course, the book is particularly relevant to those leading practice in early years settings and those working towards Early Years Professional Status (EYPS).

Mathematics Through Play in the Early Years

Author: Kate Tucker

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446297853

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 8784

'The book is grounded in the latest research about how children become effective learners, particularly in relation to mathematics. Bringing together research and practice in an accessible way, Kate Tucker provides an essential resource for all those who work with young children. I strongly recommend it!' - Dr Sue Rogers, Head of Department of Early years and Primary Education, Institute of Education Offering practical examples of focused, playful teaching this popular book is back for a third edition, with even more activities to use in your setting with children aged from 3 to 8. Completely updated to include the revised Early Years Foundation Stage, this new edition covers all the hot topics in the field, and now includes: a new section on teaching mathematics in Forest School more coverage of using ICT to teach mathematics more coverage of children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) a key vocabulary section at the end of each chapter, and a detailed glossary expanded and updated suggestions for Further Reading even more activities to use in lessons, with some extended to include 7-8 year olds With a user-friendly layout, this new edition is an ideal resource for practitioners wishing to enhance their mathematics teaching, and for students wishing to develop their knowledge and understanding of how to use play to teach mathematics. Kate Tucker is an early years teacher, trainer and writer based in Devon.

Reading with Sounds (1)

Author: Hunter Calder

Publisher: Pascal Press

ISBN: 9781877085857

Category: English language

Page: 49

View: 3960

Once your child has learned all the letters of the alphabet and match ed them to their sounds, they can start putting these sounds together in to words. In Excel English Early Skills: Reading with So unds (1), your child will learn to: blend single-letter sou nds into meaningful words recognise word patterns and rhymes match up and write word endings The activities in t his book are divided into double pages. Each double page allows your chi ld to practice one particular skills many times so that the skill is rei nforced. Every page has an extra extension activity to further enrich yo ur child's learning.

Understanding Mathematics for Young Children

A Guide for Foundation Stage and Lower Primary Teachers

Author: Derek Haylock,Anne D Cockburn

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446204979

Category: Education

Page: 272

View: 486

'This book is the ideal way to dispel some of the fears which surround the subject area of mathematics and should be an essential part of the professional development library of every early years setting provider for children aged three and over' - Early Years Update 'A book that is both readable and rigorous. [Its] guidance will help teachers to make mathematics meaningful to young children. Throughout the book connections are made which relate language, symbols, concrete materials and pictures to the key ideas that are central to effective learning for the 21st century. This book will help teachers gain a depth of understanding that will make them confident in engaging children with real mathematical thinking' - Dr J.E. Anghileri, Senior Lecturer in Mathematics and Mathematics Education, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge 'This is an updated version of a classic text which has been a best -seller among teachers and student teachers for many years. Being always strongly grounded in the classroom, it develops in a non-intimidating way teachers' own understanding of the mathematics they are teaching. Many insightful examples of children's thinking and appropriate activities help to illustrate the points. This is an essential book for teachers of Early Years and Key Stage 1' - Margaret Brown, Professor of Mathematics Education, King's College London, UK This is a fully revised version of the authors' successful and much-used book, Understanding Mathematics in the Lower Primary Years, updated to include the current Foundation Stage Curriculum and the new Primary Framework in England. The authors empower the reader to have a clearer understanding of the mathematical ideas behind the material they use in the classroom. They also show how children can be helped to develop an understanding of mathematics for themselves, rather than just learning recipes and routines with little meaning. Major themes are: - Understanding through making connections - Equivalence and transformation - Using and applying mathematics It is written for teachers and teacher trainees engaged in teaching mathematics to children aged 3 to 8 years. It is an essential student text and professional reference work for all teachers of children aged 3 to 8 years. Dr Derek Haylock is an education consultant and author, working in the field of mathematics education. His book Mathematics Explained for Primary Teachers has been a leader in the field for many years, with a third edition published in 2006. Dr Anne Cockburn is a Reader in the School of Education and Lifelong Learning at the University of East Anglia, Norwich. Watch the authors talking about their book here: YouTube

Primary ICT Across the Curriculum

Author: Debbie Simpson,Mike Toyn

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 0857259644

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 6063

The changing landscape of primary teaching requires trainees to consider learning and teaching in new ways. This book supports trainee teachers working towards primary QTS in teaching primary ICT across all areas of the curriculum. Taking a truly cross-curricular approach, the text highlights meaningful links across the curriculum, while embracing the latest thinking and current good practice. A chapter on social networking and e-safety is included, giving essential guidance on this topical issue. This is followed by a section aimed at strengthening trainees' own skills and subject knowledge in ICT. Interactive activities and case studies link theory to practice and encourage the reader to rethink how ICT is taught in primary schools. This Second Edition is linked to the 2012 Teachers' Standards. About the Transforming Primary QTS series This series reflects the new creative way schools are begining to teach, taking a fresh approach to supporting trainees as they work towards prmary QTS. Titles provide fully up tp date resources focused on teaching a more integrated and inclusive curriculum, and texts draw out meaningful and explicit cross curricular links.

National Curriculum In The Early Years

Challenges And Opportunities

Author: Dr Theo Cox,Theo Cox

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135402574

Category: Education

Page: 184

View: 7758

The child-centred principles of early years education - which emphasize play and holistic learning - are being challenged by the implementation of a subject-based National Curriculum. The contributors to this book explore this challenge and offer some ways of meeting it practically and productively. Issues covered include: pedagogical issues, such as the cross-curricular, topic-based teaching; teacher's attitudes to subject knowledge; assessment issues, including baseline assessment at the age of five; and parental attitudes to the National Curriculum and its content at Key Stage 1.

Boys and Schooling in the Early Years

Author: Paul Connolly

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134427468

Category: Education

Page: 264

View: 4852

Boys' underachievement in education has now become a global concern, taxing the minds of governments across the Western world. Boys and Schooling in the Early Years represents the first major study of its kind to focus specifically on young boys and achievement. It makes a powerful argument for the need to begin tackling the problem of boys' lower educational performance in the early years. This book includes one of the most detailed and up-to-date analyses of national evidence regarding gender differences in educational achievement - from the early years through to the end of compulsory schooling. Together with original and in-depth case studies that vividly capture the differing experiences and perspectives of 5-6 year old boys, the book sets out the nature of the problems facing them in education and highlights a number of practical ways in which these issues can begin to be addressed. This is essential reading for all those working in the early years, who are concerned about boys' lower levels of achievement, and want to know what they can do about it.

Foundations of Early Childhood

Principles and Practice

Author: Penny Mukherji,Louise Dryden

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446297594

Category: Education

Page: 432

View: 4188

'This text will be an invaluable addition to the reading of students and tutors alike. It has been written thoughtfully for students embarking on university courses that study aspects of early childhood education. The introductory chapters give the reader a sense of the thinking and reflection that is helpful for them at the beginning of their studies and a clear focus on the rights of our youngest children roots the text in a sound pedagogical frame. The later chapters broaden the argument and feel very relevant to the current context in their explorations of the policy and practice of EYFS. I would strongly recommend this text.' -Jo Albin-Clark, Senior Lecturer in Early Years Education, Edge Hill University This book introduces all the most important aspects of early years care and education, and will help you develop the key skills needed to study at degree level. Each chapter introduces major concepts and theories which allow you to explore the foundations of key early childhood issues and apply them in practice. Topics include: Children’s rights The Early Years curriculum How children learn and develop Health and well-being As well as looking at important aspects of study such as: How to search primary sources, such as policy documents and journals How to use your personal experience in studying How to develop critical reading and writing skills With specific learning features designed for different levels of study, this book will be invaluable to students studying at levels 4 and 5 of early childhood degrees and foundation degrees, with features designed to support students as they make the transition to honours level study. Digital resources for extra support! Check out the companion website for additional material including: interactive glossary flashcards journal tasks web links to more handy online resources

Primary Mathematics

Audit and Test

Author: Claire Mooney,Mike Fletcher

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 0857255398

Category: Education

Page: 56

View: 7943

This book supports trainees on primary initial teacher training courses where a secure knowledge and understanding of mathematics is required for the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). A rigorous test enables trainees to identify their strengths and weaknesses in mathematics and this can be revisited in order to monitor and evaluate progress towards QTS. Trainees are able to direct their studies more usefully and quickly develop confidence in topics they find difficult. This edition is fully up to date with the 2007 QTS Standards.