Assessment for Learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage

Author: Jonathan Glazzard
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446241417
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Planning for the Early Years Foundation Stage

Author: Sandra Smidt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134721234
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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. 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.

Teaching and Learning in the Early Years

Author: David Whitebread
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317936116
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This best-selling text book provides a broad-ranging and up-to-date review of thinking and best practice within nursery and infant education. Written around the basic truth that an effective early years curriculum must start with the children, their needs and their potential, the contributors to this classic text acknowledge that learning must have a strong element of fun, wonder and excitement. Fully revised and updated in light of recent changes to the Early Years curriculum, with brand new chapters on assessment, communication, writing, creativity and diversity, the contributors address a range of fundamental issues and principles, including: an analysis of research into how children learn; discussions of issues such as classroom organisation, curriculum management, and assessment; a detailed section on play and language; chapters covering individual curriculum areas, including new chapters on music and PSHE. Each chapter combines a review of important principles with practical and inspiring classroom examples throughout. It is essential reading for all Foundations Stage and KS1 trainee teachers, their tutors and mentors, and serving teachers working in the 3-7 age range who wish to reflect upon and develop their practice.

Effective Assessment in the Early Years Foundation Stage

Author: Jan Dubiel
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446298043
Format: PDF, ePub
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How we assess our youngest children is a vital part of early years practice. This 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. Key elements of the book include: using assessment to support learning and development misunderstandings and myths about assessment detailed guidance on the age two progress check developing an evidence-based understanding of assessment what constitutes effective assessment in early years settings case studies and practical examples to illustrate key points. Online material on the Early Excellence website for use with the book includes: video material free access to selected SAGE journal articles an 'ask the author' facility. Jan Dubiel is National Development Co-ordinator for Early Excellence; he has extensive experience as a practitioner and national adviser.

Planning for Children s Play and Learning

Author: Jane Drake
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113449324X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Praise for 3rd edition: 'Experienced practitioners and students will find a host of new ideas to help them create interesting environments and starting points to promote young children's learning.' - Early Years Update, April 2009 'Planning for Children's Play and Learning includes practical guidance and ideas on creating stimulating learning environments indoors and outdoors, planning exciting learning experiences.' - Early Years Update, September 2009 This new edition of Planning for Children’s Play and Learning has been fully updated to reflect the revised Early Years Foundation Stage and in line with current policy and practice. It recognises the importance of play as a context for teaching, learning and assessment and links theory with practical examples to show practitioners how they can best support the children in their care. With new material on learning stories, language development, ICT and the home learning environment, the book includes practical guidance and ideas on: • creating stimulating learning environments indoors and out • planning exciting focus activities and experiences • responding to children’s individual interests and supporting personalised learning • sound observational practice and how to assess children’s learning and development within the EYFS framework • developing genuine partnerships with parents and learning links with home. Incorporating ‘Key Points for Good Practice’ within each chapter, and direct links to the EYFS, this is a key text for all practitioners working with children in the later stages of the EYFS. It is also ideal for students pursuing Qualified Teacher Status in the Early Years and EYT Status, and for those enrolled in courses in Early Childhood Studies and Foundation Degrees in Early Years.

Catching them at it

Author: Sally Featherstone
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408193914
Format: PDF
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Practitioners working within the EYFS are still uncertain of exactly how to manage assessment. This book will take them through the process step by step. It explains the terminology involved, shows practitioners how to turn 'observation' into 'assessment' and in the final chapter sets out how to manage and interpret all the information they have gathered. This book is an essential part of all early years bookshelves as the government expects 80% of the judgements on progress towards the Early Learning Goals to be based on observations of children in 'child-initiated' play environments.

Creative Development in the Early Years Foundation Stage

Author: Pamela May
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415478367
Format: PDF, ePub
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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. 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.

Assessing and Supporting Young Children s Learning

Author: Vicky Hutchin
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781444170399
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Enables you to implement assessment in an early years classroom in the best way to enhance learning. Vicky Hutchin takes a new look at why assessment is key to effective teaching across the early years and into Year 1, and how to develop your assessment practice to ensure you really are providing the best support for children's learning. Through the learning journeys of teachers in early years classes, with a special focus on Reception, this book provides a wealth of practical ideas to help you develop easy-to-manage assessment processes for the revised Early Years Foundation Stage, in a way that values children's all-round learning. - An authoritative 'how to' guide to assessment and planning in the context of the new Early Years Foundation Stage Profile - Practical, down-to-earth, clearly written and with numerous examples - written by an early years practitioner for practitioners - Includes full colour photos which help relate the text to real-life situations Uses varied examples of children's learning to show how to tease out the implications for teaching from assessment information, including: - How to include the child's and parents' voice in the assessment and planning processes - How to make meaningful summative assessments from ongoing assessments - How to complete the revised EYFS Profile and track progress right through to Year 1 This essential guide will help Reception and Year 1 teachers to ensure continuity of learning and a smooth transition, for all the children.