50 Fantastic Ideas for Early Writing Prompts

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If children are not interested or motivated by what they have been asked to write about, you can be sure that any writing you do get will be rushed, short and a bit half-hearted. In 50 Fantastic Ideas for Early Writing Prompts, Alistair Bryce-Clegg offers a collection of all of his favourite ideas and inspirations that have motivated the children he works with to pick up their pencils and get scribbling! – See more at: http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/50-fantastic-ideas-for-early-writing-prompts-9781472913258/#sthash.HCJfUB4d.dpuf Published: 13-08-2015 Format: Paperback & PDF eBook Edition: 1st ISBN: 9781472913258 Imprint: Featherstone Education

50 Fantastic Ideas for Mark Making

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Children are naturally drawn to making marks. Long before they pick up a pencil or a paintbrush, they will experiment with making marks using hands, fingers, feet etc as well as various found objects that they come across in day-to-day life. For children to become really confident and secure mark makers we need to provide them with lots of different opportunities with a variety of exciting mark making resources in many different contexts.Alistair Bryce-Clegg has collected together a whole host of ideas for different mark making utensils, as well as exploring numerous substances and surfaces that children can mark make on. Some of the ideas will support children to create their own ‘masterpieces’ while others will encourage them to make … Read More

Continuous Provision: The Skills

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In the original book – Continuous Provision, Alistair Bryce-Clegg covered what effective continuous provision should look like and how practitioners could achieve it by linking their provision directly to assessment. This new title: The Skills, demonstrates that in every area of continuous provision (like sand, water, role play, small world etc) there are ‘pure’ skills that children can only learn in that area and there are ‘facilitative’ skills that children can learn through that area. Each of these ‘pure’ and ‘facilitative’ skills needs to be acknowledged, assessed and taught and this is the premise of this new title.In The Skill of Continuous Provision Alistair: Revisits (briefly) the principles of effective continuous provision Looks at each area of continuous provision in … Read More

Planning for the Early Years: Gardening and Growing

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How to plan learning opportunities that engage and interest children. This title is part of a brand new series, edited by Jennie Lindon, which takes a fresh approach to planning by ensuring that childrens interests are at the heart of all plans. Planning for the Early Years: Gardening and Growing is packed with adaptable ideas that can be extended for older children, or more focussed for the under threes. It focuses on the prime areas of learning, especially the development of early language, defined in the 2011 Tickell review of the EYFS as the foundations for all learning. This title will allow you to: plan for childrens individual stages of development through the use of adaptable and inclusive plans, and … Read More