The Early Years Foundation Stage

Theory and Practice

Author: Ioanna Palaiologou

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446203476

Category: Education

Page: 256

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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.

Creative Development in the Early Years Foundation Stage

Author: Pamela May

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136032703

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 1331

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. The clear and practical information in this book will help practitioners in supporting and developing the natural curiosity of children, helping them explore and express their own ideas through a variety of activities including music art and dance. The author explores the balance between the necessary freedoms of choice that creativity requires and the control which thoughtful practitioners must exert and offers ideas for building children's imaginations through play.

Play and Practice in the Early Years Foundation Stage

Author: Natalie Canning

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446248445

Category: Education

Page: 200

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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).

Implementing The Early Years Foundation Stage: A Handbook

A Handbook

Author: Beckley, Pat,Elvidge, Karen,Hendry, Helen

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335236154

Category: Education

Page: 280

View: 7874

Through practical activities and case studies, the authors provide you with straight forward guidelines for implementing the statutory requirements and developing your practice. The book covers the main outline of the document, providing a discussion for the themes and rational as well as making links to current research, theory and practice.

The New Early Years Foundation Stage

Changes, Challenges and Reflections

Author: Pat Beckley

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335246990

Category: Education

Page: 218

View: 2811

This book provides an overview of the proposed changes to the Early Years Foundation Stage framework, raising contemporary issues.

Knowledge and Understanding of the World in the Early Years Foundation Stage

Author: Stella Louis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136033025

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 2987

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. Knowledge and understanding of the world cuts across all of the EYFS guiding themes and this book will encourage practitioners to think about and develop their own understanding of the implications for inclusion, respect for oneself and for others irrespective of ethnicity, culture or religion, home language, family background, learning difficulties, gender, disabilities or abilities.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development in the Early Years Foundation Stage

Author: Sue Sheppy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136033343

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 9512

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. Using the clear and accessible material in this book practitioners will be guided through the process of helping children develop an understanding of themselves; to help them gain independence and to become excited and motivated about their learning. Practical examples and ideas are linked to the Practice Guidance to ensure that practitioners feel confident in their ability to support and develop children's emotional well-being and social skills as well as develop their own knowledge and understanding of this important aspect of the EYFS.

Communication, Language and Literacy in the Early Years Foundation Stage

Author: Helen Bradford

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113603238X

Category: Education

Page: 144

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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. Children's early communication needs careful nurturing and support. Practitioners will be both challenged and supported by this book which focuses on the skills needed for language and literacy and all aspects of children's interaction with others. The learning opportunities for children need to be relevant for their age group, realistic and challenging. This book gives readers clear explanations and practical ideas to help them establish firm foundations on which children can grow in confidence and become skilful communicators.

Planning for the Early Years Foundation Stage

Author: Sandra Smidt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134721234

Category: Education

Page: 134

View: 7654

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. Planning for the Early Years Foundation Stage complements the six Learning area books in this series by explaining the basis of clear planning and how it links to careful observation and assessment. Useful examples are provided throughout, Planning across the Early Years Foundation Stage will raise awareness of what is needed within early years settings, explain the who, when and whys of observation, assessment and planning, and making useful links to each of the other books in the series.

The Thinking Child

Brain-based Learning for the Early Years Foundation Stage

Author: Nicola Call

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1855394723

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 4324

The book is packed with information about brain-based learning, but is easily accessible with great illustrations - it's a book that is full of life and humour. Like ALPS, there are loads of practical ideas and suggestions, backed up by the theory of why brain-based learning works. I wholeheartedly recommend this book for any early years practitioner or parent of a preschool child who wants to know more about how children learn.' This new edition of The Thinking Child is fully updated with reference to the new Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and Every Child Matters. The book considers the most recent research into the brain and learning, and offers practical advice on how to reflect these findings across the whole range of early years provision in schools and other settings This new edition contains guidance on current challenges facing practitioners, such as dealing with stressed and over-scheduled children, the philosophy and benefits of including every child and how to address practical issues that might arise in different settings The authors offer practical advice on implementing statutory requirements, maintaining a balance between child-initiated and adult-led activities and making the most of existing resources

Assessment for Learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage

Author: Jonathan Glazzard,Denise Chadwick,Anne Webster,Julie Percival

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446241417

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 6812

Are you struggling with the complexities of assessment? Demystifying the process of assessment for learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), this book explains in straightforward language how to put principles into practice. Looking at models of assessment, the book draws heavily on examples of real assessments from practice, and the relevant theory is explained in context. Lessons from research are applied to best practice, and issues covered include: - self-assessment and peer assessment - collecting evidence as a basis for making judgements - how to track the child's development in the six areas of learning - using assessment to inform future planning - summative assessment in the EYFS - involving parents and carers in the assessment process - using assessment to support children with additional needs - moderation Throughout the book there are plenty of practical examples from a range of early years settings, with case studies for the Birth to Five age range. Students, teachers, teaching assistants and those working towards Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) will find this an invaluable guide.

Effective Assessment in the Early Years Foundation Stage

Author: Jan Dubiel

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473968127

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 9194

"This book is written by one of the leading experts on assessment. It contains the deep knowledge and understanding that comes with knowing a subject inside out; but Jan Dubiel’s approach is very practical." -Professor Tina Bruce CBE, University of Roehampton How we assess our youngest children is a vital part of early years practice. The new edition of Jan Dubiel’s bestselling book offers a clear explanation of the role of assessment in the revised Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), and step-by-step guidance for those working with children from birth to five on making and recording observations in practice. Updated throughout the second edition now features: A brand new chapter on the History of the Baseline Assessment Policy A companion website including access to SAGE journal articles, child observation videos and examples of completed assessments Detailed guidance on the new Integrated Health and Education check at age two This book continues to help students and practitioners develop an evidence-based understanding of assessment and an appreciation of what constitutes effective assessment in early years settings.

Teaching Early Years Foundation Stage

Author: Elaine Hodson,Jo Basford

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1844458164

Category: Education

Page: 184

View: 763

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) came into force in September 2008 and established a framework for providing learning, development and care for children from birth to five. This book examines the EYFS within the context of Achieving QTS and is a core text for primary trainees covering this stage of children's learning. It links the principles and commitments of the EYFS with the new standards for QTS while covering all required content. The book examines the continuous nature of learning from birth to five, the inter-relatedness between care, learning and development, and the importance of sensitive transitions.

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

Author: Anita M Hughes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136033661

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 9541

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.

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

View: 3726

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.

Physical Development in the Early Years Foundation Stage

Author: Angela D Nurse

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131783416X

Category: Education

Page: 147

View: 2840

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 will both raise the awareness of readers to how physical development impacts on all areas of learning and general development. The author encourages practitioners to think about what physical activity actually means for children and the importance of balancing risk and challenge, providing opportunities for children to be active and interactive and to use their senses to learn about the world around them.

Science in the Early Years Foundation Stage

Hundreds of Ideas for Science-based Learning in the Early Years

Author: Kirstine Beeley

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 140815546X

Category: Education

Page: 64

View: 8420

This book looks at and challenge the traditional teaching views of science and aims to show how scientific exploration and thinking are at the heart of child led, child-centered EYFS provision. The EYFS asks that practitioners help children to become active learners who are inquisitive and have a thirst for new knowledge. This book will aim to show how scientific exploration, as an integral part of play based learning, can offer children these skills and develop their confidence to learn and independently explore the world around them. As an experienced early years trainer Kirstine's passion is science (her teaching degree is in primary science education) and she believe that this book could help build early years practitioners confidence in offering science based learning. She hopes that this book will take away some of the 'stuffed shirt mystery' of science and show that it is at the heart of good early years practice!

Music Express

Early years foundation stage

Author: Sue Nicholls,Patricia Scott,Sally Hickman

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408187078

Category: Children's songs, English

Page: 88

View: 9298

A fantastic new edition of a long-established resource for Early Years practitioners. The new edition incorporates the whole Early Years age range from birth to five and includes old favourites alongside exciting new songs, rhymes and activities.

The Thinking Child Resource Book

Brain-based Learning for the Early Years Foundation Stage

Author: Nicola Call

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1855397412

Category: Education

Page: 180

View: 7437

`An extremely practical, accessible guide to putting brain-based research into action in foundation stage settings. Children taught like this will be at a huge advantage in the acquisition of literacy skills...indeed, in all their learning.'SUE PALMER, author of Foundations of Literacy In this new edition of a popular resource, the authors provide a wealth of practical suggestions on how to implement the most up-to-date research findings into how children learn best in early years settings. It is fully updated with reference to all the latest initiatives including the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and Every Child Matters. This practical resource includes ways to promote self-esteem and emotional intelligence; ideas for teaching through play, music and movement; activities for circle time; guidance on inclusion, extended provision and healthy settings; and advice on managing behaviour positively and fostering relationships with parents and carers. This resource book can be used independently or as a companion to The Thinking Child. Handy margin references direct you to the appropriate pages of the sister book should you wish to learn more about the theory and reseach behind the practical techniques. An indispensable resource for early years practitioners of all settings, this book will also appeal to trainee teachers, practitioners working towards further qualifications and parents.