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.
Circle Time Planning Linked to Citizenship: 5–7 Year Olds
A Scheme of Work has been planned for Circle Time activities to encompass the four main strands of Circle Time and to show where to fit in elements of the Citizenship Scheme of Work. Many Circle Time writers recognise the four main strands to consider are:
- Spiritual and Moral Development.
These four strands are split into three termly themes to ensure each year group is able to follow the continuity and progression of skills to build upon each year. I have found the simplest way to do this is to take the ‘Self-esteem strand’, which has three main elements to cover. These are then divided into termly themes. Each year ...