Teaching Across the Early Years 3-7: Curriculum Coherence and Continuity

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Hilary Cooper, Chris Sixsmith
Psychology Press, 2003 - Education - 208 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

Mapping out the project aims rationale organization
1
Dalesview First School books stories and rhymes
11
setting the scene
19
Developing a scientific understanding of the world
25
Design and technology the danger of cutting corners
35
Traditional stories and rhymes Goldilocks dont you do owt
46
Sum stories developing childrens mathematical knowledge with meaning
56
a happy ending?
62
Out of Africa? Lullabies riddles and stories
131
Discussing the picture
137
Market Gates Infants School and St Marks day care unit preschool playgroup our environment history geography and physical education
141
spying out the land
149
History finding out about the past and the language of time
153
Developing a geographical perspective within an integrated theme
168
Physical development into physical education is it fair play?
181
Numeracy all around developing childrens mathematics through role play and directed daily experience
189

Clappersgate Primary School and Brantwood Nursery School Africa music art and drama
67
an empty canvas
77
Music feel the beat
83
Art Swirly Its all swirly
98
Finding a voice drama and young children
106
The young shall inherit the technology
120
Looking back on Our environment
196
Postscript
198
Afterword
200
Index
201
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Hilary Cooper is Reader in Education at St. Martin's University College, Ambleside where Chris Sixsmith is an Early Years specialist and the Programme Leader of the BA QTS course; all contributors are also based at this institution.

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