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Creative Circle Time Lessons for the Early Years



November 2008 | 160 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Includes CD-rom!

This creative book uses music, song, poetry and a host of practical ideas to engage children in Circle Time Activities. The publication stems from Yvonne's own work in schools where 26 alphabetical themes have been centralised around a lovable bear character.

There are four strands in the book which are linked to the Social Skills curriculum.

- Self esteem

- Relationships

- Communications

- Spiritual and Moral Development

These strands are developed through the 26 themes from 'Adorable' bear to 'Zig Zag' bear with a weekly introduction of a new rhythm to accompany the poem. For each theme there are comprehensive notes for teachers with lots of ideas on the content of each theme.

The DVD- ROM contains all 26 poems and songs, recited or sung by the children. The DVD-Rom also includes printable posters and positive thought sheets.

As an experienced teacher Yvonne offers not only a comprehensive practical resource that all teachers will find useful and time saving, but she also provides links to Citizenship, planning sheets for PSHE, lesson objectives and full lesson notes, providing all the support busy teachers need.

A very exciting practical resource, easy to use and built on a very solid foundation of many years of expertise and practice.

Visit the author's website here and you can contact her to book INSET training

 
An Introduction to the 26 Lessons in this Book
 
How to Use this Book
 
Typical Circle Time Activities
 
Useful Tips on How to Perform a Circle Time Lesson
 
How to Develop Materials
 
Dream Journeys in Foundation Stage and Key Stage One
 
Circle Time Planning Linked to Citizenship: 5-7 years olds
 
Lesson Objectives Linked to Stands of Self-Esteem, Relationships, Communication and Spiritual and Moral Development
 
Introducing Creative Circle Time

'This will offer early years practitioners valuable preparation and thinking time, ahead of each future circle time session' - Early Years Educator


'Yvonne Weatherhead is a highly motivated, lively and confident woman, a natural leader who has inspired so many governors, teachers, parents and children who have been fortunate enough to come into contact with her. She is also a skilful writer who has a wonderful ear for language. Her prose is lively, entertaining, vividly realised and her stories have a particular appeal to children. All schools should have copies of her books'
Gervase Phinn, Best-selling author and public speaker

Sample Materials & Chapters

Introduction PDF

Chapter One PDF


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ISBN: 9781412935333
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