Get Set Understanding the World: Technology, Early Years Foundation Stage, Ages 4-5 by Schofield & Sims
Schofield & Sims Get Set Early Years is a comprehensive and engaging early years scheme that aims to bridge the gap between play and formal learning, helping all children to become school-ready by the end of Reception. Comprising twelve activity books and three accompanying teacher's guides, Get Set Early Years covers all the Early Learning Goals (ELGs) for Literacy, Mathematics and Understanding the world. Carefully designed to appeal to young children, each activity book page contains two stimulating activities for children to complete, such as matching, complete the picture, connect the dots, mazes, picture sequencing, colour by sound and odd one out. Additional features include a `Teaching Tip', `Notes for parents and carers' and `Key Vocabulary' and `Extension activity' sections to reinforce classroom learning. Get Set: Technology introduces children to the variety of technologies that are used in the modern world, both in familiar settings, such as school and the home, and in less familiar settings, such as the world of work. This book also explores differences between technology in the past and present day. A separate accompanying teacher's guide, Get Set Understanding the World Teacher's Guide (ISBN 9780721714462), contains detailed teacher's notes, links to show corresponding pages in the activity book, and supporting photocopiable resources. A selection of free downloads, including a `Handwriting chart' and a `Learning diary', is also available from the Schofield & Sims website.