What an invaluable text for any EYFS Teacher or Practitioner! At a time when schools and settings are reviewing the breadth of their curriculum, this book will offer invaluable support and guidance. Packed with fantastic ideas, songs and easy to use materials, this timely text links to all of the areas of learning in the revised 2021 EYFS framework.
With their wealth of experience as EYFS Teachers, School Leaders and Local Authority Advisors, Sally and Sue have created a beautifully holistic text which explores the wonderful curriculum links between music, song and all other areas of learning. This is a text built on key EYFS principles too with support and advice on the role of the adult, observation, assessment and planning. Finally a text which shows how to place music and creativity at the heart of the EYFS curriculum!
~ Andy Burt, Early Excellence Curriculum Consultant
This exciting new book puts music, song, and creative expression at the heart of the curriculum. The starting points are centred around children’s natural interests and fascinations, expanded upon with a diverse range of music and lots of creative ideas.
There is a deep understanding of child development, with links to all areas of learning and development as outlined in the 2021 revised statutory framework, a good balance of indoor and outdoor tasks, and songs and activities that align with Phonics Phase 1.
The resource is well organised and comfortingly accessible with plenty of supporting materials provided, and the authors have beautifully encapsulated the important aspects of observation, assessment, and planning, communicating key messages succinctly and in a very readable format.
~ Nikki Walters, Head of Regional Development - North, Scotland & Wales, Early Excellence