Physical Education in the Early Years

Author: Pauline Wetton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136175490
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book begins with an overview of the first months of a child's life, with an indication of the major movement milestones which all children should reach before they enter the pre-school phase. The rest of the book gives information about developing children's physical skills in dance, games and gymnastics throughout the pre-school and infant school phase. It also addresses many of the contemporary issues surrounding the delivery of the PE curriculum in schools including the assessment of pupil's performance. This book will help students, teachers and curriculum leaders deliver a sound PE education to children aged 3-7, and will also prove useful to all those involved in early years education. Pauline Wetton is currently a lecturer in education and an assistant director of sport at the University of Durham. The Teaching and Learning in the First Three Years at School series is edited by Joy Palmer.

Safety and Risk in Primary School Physical Education

Author: John Severs
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134492413
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Physical education and sport in schools is undergoing renewed emphasis and the primary sector key stages are rightly seen as fundamental elements in the new initiatives. The majority of primary school teachers are non-specialists and there is, therefore, a particular need for information on safe planning and practice in physical education to be designed to meet their specific requirements. Safety is a central issue in P.E. and as risk assessment is now a statutory part of Health and Safety at Work requirements, it is vitally important that all staff have a clear understanding of their responsibilities. As all schools are now obliged to undertake risk management, this book addresses a very real need. Safety and Risk in Primary Physical Education gives a comprehensive coverage of all aspects of safety in P.E. in primary schools, including: * legal responsibilities * policies on good practice and risk * pupil readiness * equipment and the environment * each subject area included in the National Curriculum - gymnastics, games, dance, athletics, outdoor and adventurous activities and swimming * checklists of key points for safe practice.

Learning in the Early Years

Author: Jeni Riley
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761941064
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This book will help early years educators understand the nature, form, and content of the curriculum for children aged 3 to 7 and the most appropriate ways of presenting it.

Teaching Across the Early Years 3 7

Author: Hilary Cooper
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134576625
Format: PDF
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This practical and accessible book explores ways of developing continuity and coherence in children's learning from three to seven years old. It is based around three case studies in which tutors on Initial Teacher Training courses worked with early years practitioners in three different pre-school settings, each linked to a primary school. The book describes how they successfully managed to plan and teach integrated themes across the age-range in the context of the requirements of the Foundation Stage and the National Curriculum. Each case study has a different focus: * science, design and technology *' the arts' - including an ICT strand * 'the humanities' - including a physical education strand English and mathematics dimensions run through each theme.The book is alive with discussion of children's art, language, drama and music, captured as field notes, writing, drawing, and as video tape. Each chapter concludes with suggestions of ways in which readers can develop the ideas in their own contexts. This book will be invaluable reading for students on Early Years courses, Early Years practitioners, and tutors and mentors in early childhood education.

The R le of the Teacher in the Infant and Nursery School

Author: Dorothy E. M. Gardner
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483153908
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The Role of the Teacher in the Infant and Nursery School covers chapters about the role of the teacher in primary school. The book discusses the developments in English infant and nursery schools and of the teachers' functions; the acknowledgment of some other work in teaching field; the scope and method of conducting the enquiry; and results of the analysis of the most important motive behind the actions of the teachers. The text describes the techniques used by different teachers, techniques used by teachers of different age-groups in the infant school, and analysis of the teaching given in free choice periods under ""Subjects"" of the school curriculum. The aspects of the teachers' work which are relevant to informal teaching, but on which evidence cannot be obtained by samples taken during periods of free occupation, and some opinions of the teachers are also considered. Educators, especially those from the primary school, will find the book invaluable.

Early Childhood Education

Author: Geva M Blenkin
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781853963155
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`This book makes an important contribution to the theory of early childhood education. It is well-written, well-researched and successfully links theoretical issues with practical implementation' - International Journal of Early Years Education Taking account of the changes in early childhood education imposed by the arrival of The National Curriculum, the contributors to this book believe that early childhood education is distinctive and has its own standards of excellence. The book sets out to show how to combine knowledge of child development, curriculum planning, and the role of subject-knowledge, in order to make adequate educational provision, from a developmental point of view.