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Circling Safely

Circling Safely
Keeping Safe Activities for Circle Time for 4 to 8 year olds

March 2004 | 112 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Margaret Collins draws on the successful format of her best selling book, Circle Time for the Very Young to present another user-friendly publication that assists in meeting the needs of the Personal, Social and Health Education curriculum.

There are 16 sections focussing on different aspects of safety, from the journey to school, to being in the sun, to interacting with others.

Activities for younger pupils appear on the left hand pages of the book with more challenging tasks for older children on the right. This layout has proven to be very popular with teachers who are looking for ways to offer Circle Time activities differentiated for children of different ages and social competencies.

Each section includes full instructions for:

" Circle Time

" Draw and Talk (younger pupils)

" Draw and Write (older pupils)

" Two pages of developmental activities

" A final page on reflect and remember.

This is a beautifully illustrated book full of brilliant activities that will engage children and promote their learning about safety.

Margaret Collins is a former headteacher of infant and first schools. She is now Senior Visiting Fellow in the School of Education at the University of Southampton. She researches children's perceptions of health education topics, writes teaching materials for children, books and articles on PSHE.

Circle Time Framework
Chapter One
Safely to School

Chapter Two
Safely in School

Chapter Three
Safely at Home

Chapter Four
Safely Dressed

Chapter Five
Safely with Fire

Chapter Six
Safely in My Body

Chapter Seven
Safely with Gas

Chapter Eight
Safely with Electricity

Chapter Nine
Safely Near Railways

Chapter Ten
Safely Near Water

Chapter Eleven
Safely in Cars

Chapter Twelve
Safely in the Sun

Chapter Thirteen
Safely with People

Chapter Fourteen
Safely with Feelings

Chapter Fifteen
Safely with Unknown Objects and Toys

Chapter Sixteen
Safely from Risk and Danger