Essential Ginn Science: Guide to Classroom Management Year Five
Essential Ginn Science: Guide to Classroom Management for Year Five (students aged 9 to 10 years), published in 1998, was developed to match the slimmer curriculum resulting from the 1995 revision of the National Curriculum for England and Wales. It claims to highlight core activities and key ideas in Ginn Science which most closely reflect thinking at the time. The core activities, key ideas and essential skills are selected from the teachers’ resource file for Year Five. Core activities are listed together with the resources needed. After some introductory pages and discussion of general approaches to differentiation and progression, the bulk of the guide comprises double page spreads relating to activities included in the modules for Year Five but reformulated to match the revised National Curriculum.
Each double-page spread identifies a key idea, sometimes two, which is the learning objective. The key idea is referenced to the Key Stage Two Programme of Study of the National Curriculum in England and Wales and to Scotland's Environmental studies 5-14 (Primary Four to Six). Each double-page spread also has a skills focus (or foci) and references to other Ginn Science materials and to the teachers' resource file where relevant background information can be found for a particular idea. The right-hand page of each double-page spread includes concise descriptions of one, two, or sometimes three, core activities which are described as having been selected to deliver the key idea, in some cases with some additional activities to reinforce or extend the idea. Each activity includes a reference to the number it is given in the corresponding teachers' resource file.
Skills focus and development
Schemes of Work
Essential Ginn Science in practice
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