This is an overview of the Child Development curriculum at Workington Academy.
|Autumn Term||Winter Term||Summer Term|
|Key Stage 4|
|Course Title||Home Economics: Child Development|
|Year 10||Parenthood/ Family/ Newborn and premature babies/ Postnatal care.||Child development including Physical, Intellectual, Cognitive and language skills.||Child development including social and emotional skills.Play/ Toys and games.Childcare and Health.
Start Child Study and Research
|Year 11||Child Study and Research continued.Reproduction/ Pregnancy and birth.||Weaning/Feeding.Support of parents.Childcare provision.
Health visitors/ Social Services and Statutory requirements.
|Revise Parenthood/ Family/Newborn and premature babies/Post natal care/ Child Development/Play /Toys and games.|
|Key Stage 5|
|Course Title||BTEC National Diploma in Children’s Play, Learning and Development – Level 3 equivalent. Also gives UCAS points for those students wishing to go on into Higher Education.|
|Year 12||Unit 1: Child DevelopmentExam preparation and an introduction to the theories Unit 1: Child DevelopmentExam preparation and an introduction to the milestones.
Unit 11: Reflective Practice
This is all the work that students carry out on placement – continuously taught/tutored for two years culminating in the completion of a PEP ( Practice Evidence Portfolio)
Unit 11: Reflective Practice
Unit 3: Meeting Children’s Physical Development, Physical Care and Health Needs Unit 2: Play and Learning
The importance of play to development and types and stages of play
|Unit 9: Observation, Assessment and PlanningLinks with Unit 11 – an essential part of their practice. Unit 5: Working With Parents and Others in Early YearsHow to communicate with and form professional relationships with adults in the sector
Unit 12: The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
Promoting an understanding of this curriculum which covers ages 0-5years Unit 4: Health and Safety in Early Years Settings
How to maintain a safe and healthy environment
|Unit 13: Research SkillsStudents will learn how to carry out and present a piece of original research. Unit 7: Supporting Children’s Personal, Social and Emotional DevelopmentUnit 1 – exam preparation Unit 6: Supporting Children’s Speech, Communication and Language|
|The placement work consistently reflects the theory being studied in the 6th Form and students are on placement for 2 days of every week in the following age ranges:Autumn & Spring Terms – ages 0-2 years and 2-4 years in a mixture of private nurseries and school nurseries.Summer Term – age 4-5 years in reception classes in Infants schools.|
|Year 13||Unit 11: Diet and Nutrition for ChildrenHow to promote a healthy diet for children and why this is important.Unit 25: Modern Beliefs and Religions for the Early Years Practitioner
Following our multi-cultural trip to Bradford we learn about other religions and how to work with children of unfamiliar religions and faiths.
Unit 10: Promoting Wellbeing and Resilience in Children
How to promote self-esteem, how important this is and how it can be undermined by family circumstances.
Unit 6: Promoting Children’s Rights
This promotes awareness of children’s rights with regards to diversity of all kinds.
Unit 8: Research Methodology for Children’s Care, Learning and
The chance for learners to make an interesting and relevant investigation of their own.
Unit 18: Supporting Children’s Literacy Skills
This includes observing how literacy is taught and planning activities for young children to promote their skills
|Unit 14: Psychological Perspectives on Children’s BehaviourAn insight into the theory behind why children behave in the way they do and a chance to look at a number of influential theorists such as Piaget, Bowlby and Freud.
Unit 5: Safeguarding Children
This Unit promotes understanding and awareness of an essential issue when working with children.
Unit 17: Supporting Children’s Numeracy Skills
This includes observing how numeracy is taught and planning activities for young children to promote their skills
Unit 16: Coaching and Mentoring Children
With the expert help of one of our school learning mentors students learn about how to coach and mentor children effectively.
|Finishing their KS1 Log Books and preparing to hand in their final work. Unit 27: Meeting Additional Requirements for Children’s Care, Learning and DevelopmentWhilst students spend a week at a time with SEN children in a variety of settings – this Unit helps them to understand how meet these children’s needs.|
|The placement work allows the students to put theory into practice. For year 13 the placements are as follows:Term 1 & 2 – Working with children aged 5 – 8 years in Key Stage One of an Infant school – 2 days per weekTerm 3 – Week in week out with SEN children in a variety of settings such as school, nurseries and Special Units and Schools.|