The Early Years Foundation Stage

Theory and Practice

Author: Ioanna Palaiologou

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473966086

Category: Education

Page: 512

View: 7711

The new edition of this bestselling textbook continues to provide comprehensive coverage of the revised Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum, and is the ideal companion for anyone undertaking any Early Years or Early Childhood Studies course, or those working towards Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS). The third edition now includes new chapters on; · International Perspectives on Early childhood Education and Care · The Issue of Professionalism · Pedagogical Documentation · Using the Outdoor Environments in Early childhood Pedagogy · The Role of Digital Technologies in the Early Years This book further supports your study with outstanding learning features including; · A Companion Website with weblinks, free SAGE journal articles, extended case studies and annotated further readings. · Chapter Roadmaps to identify what each chapter will cover at-a-glance. · Case Studies in each chapter to help you link theory to practice · ‘Reflection Points’, ‘Reflective Tasks’ and ‘Points for Discussion’, to help you critically reflect on how the chapter can be applied to your personal and professional development. · Further Readings directing you to external resources to help deepen your understanding

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

Author: Stella Louis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136033025

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 929

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.

Play and Practice in the Early Years Foundation Stage

Author: Natalie Canning

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446248445

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 6894

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).

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: 4733

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: 2013

"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.

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

Author: Anita M Hughes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136033661

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 656

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.

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: 4560

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

Communication, Language and Literacy in the Early Years Foundation Stage

Author: Helen Bradford

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113603238X

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 689

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.

Supporting Language and Literacy 0-5

A Practical Guide for the Early Years Foundation Stage

Author: Suzi Clipson-Boyles

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781138418479

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 6666

Supporting Language and Literacy 0�5 offers practical guidance for those supporting young children�s language and literacy development. It describes the important features of early language development providing a clear and accessible theoretical framework illustrated by practical examples taken from a wide range of early years settings. Linking directly to the Early Years Foundation Stage, the book focuses on the principles of inclusion, equality, individualised learning, planning, assessment and cross-curricular working that play a vital part in delivering the EYFS successfully. Additional features include:a range of reflective and interactive activities supported by photocopiable materialsextension tasks for group training practical examples to link the theory to practiceannotated further reading lists.Supporting Language and Literacy 0�5 is an ideal handbook for trainers and trainees in local authorities, colleges and universities delivering courses such as BTEC, NVQ and NNEB. It is also a valuable resource for early years practitioners encouraging them to reflect on their own experiences and understand the direct impact they can have on children�s learning.

Creative Development in the Early Years Foundation Stage

Author: Pamela May

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136032703

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 2168

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.

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: 6802

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.

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: 7483

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.

Planning for the Early Years Foundation Stage

Author: Sandra Smidt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134721234

Category: Education

Page: 134

View: 9829

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 Really Useful Book of ICT in the Early Years

Author: Harriet Price

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135866791

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 9529

Practitioners and students wishing to know how very young children develop an awareness of ICT will find this text invaluable. ICT has arguably one of the biggest impacts on every-day 21st century life, so its inclusion in the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum reflects the need to encourage forward-looking practice in classrooms and nurseries. This book enables you to help young children develop their knowledge, understanding and skill in the use of ICT, with chapters from contributors with a wide range of practical experience. Full of ideas and new thinking, this practical guide shows you how to: promote independence in children's use of ICT through resources like digital cameras and role-play toys. explore the nature of creativity through ICT, using it to support the more traditional areas of art, music, dance and writing use ICT to enhance the physical and sensory aspects of outdoor learning experiences. harness the potential of ICT in reaching children with a variety of different learning needs, particularly those with profound and multiple learning difficulties, or autistic spectrum disorders. value children's home experiences of ICT and build on what they already know, and how to work with parents in developing their child's ICT capability. ICT can underpin all areas of learning for young children; this highly practical, inspirational and informative text is therefore relevant to all practitioners and students training in Early Years education.

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

Author: Sue Sheppy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136033343

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 9270

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.

Teaching Early Years Foundation Stage

Author: Elaine Hodson,Jo Basford

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1844458164

Category: Education

Page: 184

View: 574

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.

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: 1574

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.

Understanding Physical Development in the Early Years

Linking bodies and minds

Author: Anne O'Connor,Anna Daly

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317276108

Category: Education

Page: 180

View: 7726

Understanding Physical Development in the Early Years provides an accessible introduction to the current research and thinking in this area alongside descriptions of everyday practice. It explores the kinds of activities and experiences that promote physical development and offers practical guidance on how these can be facilitated. Physical development plays a crucial role in young children’s learning, behaviour and emotional health and is now recognised as a prime area in the revised Early Years Foundation Stage. It is therefore essential that those working in the early years sector provide children with a wide range of opportunities for movement and sensory experiences. Drawing on current legislation and the requirements of the EYFS, the book covers all aspects of physical development and includes: • reflection tasks, summaries and impact on practice sections; • guidance on issues that can cause concern such as health and safety, rough and tumble play, gender and the effective use of indoor and outdoor space; • advice on the role of the practitioner and ideas for working with parents and families; • information on the different stages of physical development. Written by leading consultants, this book will be essential reading for early years students and practitioners that want to fully understand young children’s physical development and provide opportunities that nourish children’s overall learning and physical and emotional wellbeing.

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: 4272

`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.