Effective Transition into Year One

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Helping children make the transition between Reception and Year One is a challenge. When done well it can have a significant impact on children’s emotional and academic development, but when done badly it can set some children’s development back by up to a year. Alistair Bryce-Clegg is determined to help practitioners conquer this challenge. Having been involved in a number of transition projects that specifically focus on children’s emotional, social and academic development throughout this period, Alistair draws upon his experiences in this new book. Packed full of practical ideas to help practitioners to plan for and create an effective learning environment, that promotes high levels of attainment in Year One based on the effective principles of EYFS practice, this … Read More

Best Practice in the Early Years

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The author, Alistair Bryce-Clegg is known for his original and creative ideas and witty and accessible writing style, and this book does not disappoint! It is filled with brilliant ideas and practical approaches to use as an early years practitioner, including advice for planning sessions, setting up an engaging environment matched to children’s interests and how to encourage and develop outdoor learning. There is also a big focus on child-led learning and help on creating the best environment for all young learners. This book is a must for all early years practitioners and early years school teachers eager to ensure their practice is the best it can be for all of the children in their care. See more at: http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/best-practice-in-the-early-years-9781441138347/#sthash.1eu2bgBU.dpuf … Read More

50 Fantastic Ideas for Outside All Year Round

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Outdoors is a great space to enhance and extend children’s learning. There are lots of children who have a natural affinity with the outdoors and use it as their preferred learning space. As adults supporting children’s learning, it is important to support the investigation of their outdoor environment, but also that learning is taken into those spaces and delivered to children in the most engaging way that it can be. What you can (almost) always guarantee is children’s enthusiasm to take their learning outdoors, what you can’t always guarantee is the weather! In 50 Fantastic Ideas for Outdoor All Year Round Alistair has created 50 ideas that will get children and practitioners outside and learning come rain, snow, wind or … Read More

50 Fantastic Ideas for Celebrations and Festivals

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Important dates and occasions are often marked with a variety of celebrations and festivals. These occasions are also important markers for children in the passing of time and repeated experience. In Early Years education the best time to talk about a celebration or festival is often after it has occurred rather than before it happens. This is because many young children don’t have a strong memory or understanding of something that occurred a year ago. So the closer they are to the experience, the richer their learning can be.In this colourful new book by Alistair Bryce-Clegg there are activities that cover: Christmas Diwali Easter Hanukkah Chinese New Year Halloween Bonfire Night Each activity encourages the children to learn about a … Read More