Child Development

“A child needs encouragement like a flower needs water. It is essential to healthy growth and development”

Term Year 9Year 10Year 11
Half Term 1

Basic introduction to the course. Factors affecting preconception health for women and men

The structure and function of the male and female reproductive system

Ways to observe and record the development of a child. Planning and evaluating play

Half Term 2

How to ensure a child friendly safe environment. Childhood accidents, when they happen, how we prevent them

How reproduction takes place

Start Task one – equipment in room one of nursery

Assessment: observation and evaluation. Exam Revision

Half Term 3

Choosing suitable and appropriate equipment for a childcare setting- travelling, sleeping, feeding and clothing.

Antenatal care and preparation for birth. Task one- Explanation and rejection of equipment

Exam Revision

Half Term 4

Government dietary requirements. Plan and prepare a meal and evaluate.

The common signs and symptoms of pregnancy

Assessment hand in

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Exam revision

Re-sit moderation opportunity

Half Term 5

Childhood illnesses and how to meet the needs of an ill child

Antenatal care and preparation for birth. Postnatal checks and care for mother and baby

Final exam prep

Half Term 6

Types of contraception methods and their advantages and disadvantages

The developmental needs of children from birth to five years. Developmental norms activity

Exam


Year 9

Half Term 1

Basic introduction to the course. Factors affecting preconception health for women and men

Half Term 2

How to ensure a child friendly safe environment. Childhood accidents, when they happen, how we prevent them

Half Term 3

Choosing suitable and appropriate equipment for a childcare setting- travelling, sleeping, feeding and clothing.

Half Term 4

Government dietary requirements. Plan and prepare a meal and evaluate.

Half Term 5

Childhood illnesses and how to meet the needs of an ill child

Half Term 6

Types of contraception methods and their advantages and disadvantages


Year 10

Half Term 1

The structure and function of the male and female reproductive system

Half Term 2

How reproduction takes place

Start Task one – equipment in room one of nursery

Half Term 3

Antenatal care and preparation for birth. Task one- Explanation and rejection of equipment

Half Term 4

The common signs and symptoms of pregnancy

Assessment hand in

.

Half Term 5

Antenatal care and preparation for birth. Postnatal checks and care for mother and baby

Half Term 6

The developmental needs of children from birth to five years. Developmental norms activity


Year 11

Half Term 1

Ways to observe and record the development of a child. Planning and evaluating play

Half Term 2

Assessment: observation and evaluation. Exam Revision

Half Term 3

Exam Revision

Half Term 4

Exam revision

Re-sit moderation opportunity

Half Term 5

Final exam prep

Half Term 6

Exam


Subject Intent:

The child care industry brings reward and excitement to those who choose to work in it. Here at Boldon School, we help students to develop the qualities required to work in the child care and early years sector. Through an OCR Level 2 qualification, they will gain an understanding of child development, play, physical care needs and health and safety.

Students learn first hand the decisions that adults have to make before having children, the implications this will have, all about health and well being through to birth and antenatal appointments. We then explore the equipment required, maybe visit mama and papas to choose the most appropriate car seats, rams and all things feeding and travelling equipment. The final unit, students will get the opportunity to observe a child- whether this be a family member or we take a visit to our local nursery, where they will discover the elements of play and how we can develop their needs.

Guest speakers are invited into school to reinforce learning and give learners the chance to ask important questions and gain feedback regarding the work of work. These opportunities will aid career choices and potentially attract learners into the sector.

All members of staff that teach the child development course have young children of their own, where they can draw on experiences that are happening at real times- it has been known for staff to bring in a live little study at times!

We truly believe that this course allows the learner to gain a broad understanding and knowledge of an essential vocational sector. At Boldon we pride ourselves on preparing our students for the next stage of their educational journey, and this course supports us in that mission.