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Creative Circle Time Lessons for the Early Years

Creative Circle Time Lessons for the Early Years

160 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This creative book uses music, song, poetry and a host of practical activities to engage young children in Circle Time. It contains 26 practical themes based on the letters of the alphabet. Busy teachers will find the ideas and resources invaluable in helping them make their Circle Time sessions innovative and exciting.

The benefits to the children participating in these sessions will be the development of:

- self-esteem

- relationships

- communications

- spiritual and moral development.

There are links to Citizenship objectives and help with planning notes. This is an exciting and comprehensive resource that links Circle Time to the Early Years curriculum.

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

Yvonne Weatherhead

Yvonne was the headteacher of Marland Hill Primary School from 1990 to 2014 and under her leadership the school was judged as outstanding by OFSTED following inspections in 2008 and 2013. Yvonne now provides school improvement support and professional development programmes to schools across Greater Manchester via Weatherhead Projects Ltd, her school improvement consultancy. Yvonne was made an MBE in the New Year Honours list 2016. More About Author

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