Published: August 2013
The Planning for Learning titles are designed to enable early years practitioners deliver the EYFS with ease.
Now fully revised in line with the 2012 Statutory Framework, each book in the range focuses on a specific theme and shows how to plan for this theme around each Area of Learning, as well as how to collect evidence to demonstrate the learning and progress taking place.
The clear and practical format will make weekly planning for each theme thoroughly easy. Practitioners are guided step-by-step through planning and how to use those plans to get the children thinking and playing creatively. Clear links to the Early Learning Goals are also covered, as well as homelinks and a family page for extension activities and further resources.
Planning for Learning to use Phonics is based on the belief that whilst children need to be taught phonics through a high quality, structured programme they also need regular opportunities to use and develop their phonic skills.
This book is designed to complement the phonics teaching already in place in Early Years settings. It explains key terms such as 'CVC words', 'grapheme' and 'digraph'. It then describes a range of stimulating and imaginative activities such as role-play areas, books and cards to make, investigations to try, rhyming and using nursery rhymes, and games to play that encourage children to read and write.
Six copy masters provide further activities and a sheet gives ideas for parents and children to try at home. Advice is also given on record-keeping.
About the authors
Rachel Sparks Linfield has worked in education for over 25 years, teaching throughout the Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stages 1 and 2 and in higher education at both the University of Cambridge and Leeds Metropolitan University. She has over 100 publications including a wide range of books and articles for early years and primary practitioners, and non-fiction texts for children.
Ruth Sutcliffe is a Senior Lecturer at Leeds Metropolitan University, teaching English on Early Years and Primary Education courses.