What Your Year 1 Child Needs to Know Preparing Your Child for a Lifetime of Learning by E. D. Hirsch


What Your Year 1 Child Needs to Know Preparing Your Child for a Lifetime of Learning by E. D. Hirsch

Help Your Year 1 Child to Excel with Essential Knowledge and Skills. Designed for use by parents and teachers, this groundbreaking first volume in the Core Knowledge series provides Year 1 children with the fundamentals they need to prepare them for a lifetime of learning. It sets out the elements a parent or educator should look for in a good Year 1 curriculum and introduces activities that can help a child to take the first steps in learning to read and write. Filled with age-appropriate questions that stimulate thinking, What Your Year 1 Child Needs to Know also includes: Familiar and favourite poems - read and recite together from Mother Goose, A.A. Milne, Michael Rosen and more, all beautifully illustrated. Fairy tales, fables and other beloved stories - read aloud from 'The Three Little Pigs', 'The Ugly Duckling', 'Cinderella', 'Winnie-the-Pooh', 'The Velveteen Rabbit' and many more, including multicultural folktales from African, Indian and Irish traditions. Familiar sayings and phrases that impart traditional wisdom such as 'Where there's a will, there's a way' and 'Better safe than sorry'.History and geography - a friendly introduction to our world, complete with simple questions and fun activities. Visual arts - painting, drawing, cutting and pasting go hand-in-hand with learning about colour and helping a child look at and talk about art. Music - many musical experiences for parents and children to participate in, along with dozens of songs to sing and dance to. Mathematics - lively and interesting exposure to concepts and operations that provide a springboard to later mastery. Science - activities that let children observe, experience and get their hands dirty while exploring the wonders of nature.


'A strong foundation of knowledge gained in the earliest years of education is such an important asset for children, sparking their imagination and providing the cornerstone for their future learning. I welcome the aim of the Core Knowledge books to do just that and I am sure that they will be valued by many parents wishing to help their children do well at school.' - Munira Mirza, Deputy Mayor for Education and Culture 'Creativity, the arts and design are crucial to the environment and life of every citizen. They should occupy a central place in the curriculum at both primary and secondary levels. The new series published by Civitas, giving examples of how the arts and creativity can play a part in the education of every child, is a real contribution to the teaching of these subjects in all our schools.' - Sir Nicholas Serota, Director, Tate Britain'

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320 pages


E. D. Hirsch
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Publication date

30th June 2011



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