This specially designed story book presentation for teachers to use with children from age 4-5 covers four key areas of early personal development.
Panda Press are delighted to collaborate with and recommend these excellent new resources from Gracewing Publishers for the provision of relationships education in early years foundation stage and key stage 1 [yrs 1-3]. The themes of self-understanding and self-awareness, as well as enabling the child to appreciate the context of their family, school and friends all goes to lend itself as a precursor to the Fertile Heart programme from key stage 2 onwards.
The content of the books are excellent resources for schools to help meet the expectations of the DfE guidance in addition to being aligned with the various learning objectives recommended by the Catholic Education Service in its 2019 guidance on RSE. Schools can order and purchase the books via Fertile Heart and a website for back-up resources will be available at www.adc-resources.co.uk
This specially designed story book presentation for teachers to use with children from age 4-5 covers four key areas of early personal development:
Unit 1: “It’s Me” explores how the child can begin to appreciate how they are unique in their own identity, understand the significance of their name and appreciate how their body is a gift and who they are.
Unit 2: “The World and Me” shows children how and why humans are different from the animals and other aspects of nature; this opens up the children to appreciate how feelings are important and their ability to think.
Unit 3: “Myself and Others” – begins to illustrate how and why being part of a community is so important to being happy and feeling cared for. That each child can play their part in contributing to the happiness and well-being of others.
Unit 4: “My Family” – encourages children to understand the uniqueness of close family relationships and ties and enables them to find ways of describing these bonds which give them their identity and value. The importance and centrality of family is a key learning objective, as well as showing children how to begin to exercise self-care and self-awareness.