Working in the early years can be challenging, but to be outstanding in the early years can be even more difficult. This book contains 100 easily to implement ideas to transform your planning, practice and setting from good to outstanding in a flash! Full of tips to promote children's independence, stimulate their creative thinking, develop a sense of calm and maintain a structured environment, this book is an excellent tool for those new to working with this age range as well as more experienced practitioners.
Lucy Peet is a talented and imaginative early years advanced skills teacher with 19 years' experience working with 0-8 years olds. She is currently deputy head of an outstanding infant school and she has modelled practice across the county and received outstanding judgements from Ofsted for both her teaching and leadership. She believes above all that working in the early years should be fun for both the children and the practitioner and this comes through in her accessible writing style and original ideas.
1 Know your place 2 Helping Hands 3 Line up! Line up! 4 Bonjour, Monsieur! 5 But I'm hungry now! 6 I can put my coat on! 7 Tidy up music 8 Cloakroom monitors - Four at a time, please! 9 Topical groups 10 Singing the register 11 Quiet please! 12 Coloured words 13 Personal placemats 14 Shy in shared reading 15 Show and tell 16 This is my culture 17 That's my spot! 18 Fidgeting about! 19 What's mine is my own! 20 Who's taken my red pen, AGAIN? 21 Pick a pencil case! 22 Graffiti table 23 Roll up, roll up! 24 Chalk maps 25 Tidy silhouettes 26 Encouraging independent writing 27 Easy display of writing 28 Easy painty writing 29 Colour mixing for the squeamish! 30 Invisible graffiti 31 Sign up, sign up! 32 It's my turn next! 33 What do I need to take home? 34 That's my job! 35 No room! 36 Pass it on! 37 Listen carefully 38 Shadow maps 39 Coordinating coordinates! 40 Amateur archaeologists 41 Iceberg ahoy! 42 Stained ice windows 43 Marshmallow igloos 44 Cereal castles 45 Sliding shapes 46 What am I? 47 Washing line pictures 48 Which one am I? 49 It's all in the detail! 50 Hear it, draw it 51 Eat the alphabet 52 Waiter, waiter! 53 Hard hat helpers 54 Traffic lights 55 Show me, show me! 56 Hold it up! 57 Hungry Zippy 58 Clever Cow 59 Clock watching 60 Trust me, tell me 61 I can read that! 62 Noise slider 63 Counting sounds 64 Response partners 65 Stars in their eyes 66 Jigsaw experts 67 Remember, remember 68 Medical needs 69 Going home timetable 70 Topical help 71 Odd one out 72 Dotty about the dot chart 73 Standing straight! 74 My button family 75 Character `king of the castle' 76 Let's go fishing 77 Size doesn't matter - shape does! 78 Bingo! 79 Guess who! 80 Make a shape! 81 The first one to fetch... 82 Outdoor motoring maths 83 Listening, turning, pointing...`Over there!' 84 Stand on something... blue! 85100 square outdoor bingo 86 Outdoor orienteering 87 Posting postcards 88 The moving bus 89 The free workforce! 90 Personal effects 91 Get ready for summer! 92 What's on the whiteboard today? 93 Observing in order 94 Planning for everyone 95 Involving parents/carers 96 Morning challenges 97 Journey sticks 98 Sticky colour strips 99 My tree 100 People lines