Schofield & Sims Get Set Early Years is a comprehensive and engaging early years scheme that aims to bridge the gap between play and formal learning, helping all children to become school-ready by the end of Reception.
Comprising twelve activity books and three accompanying teacher's guides, Get Set Early Years covers all the Early Learning Goals (ELGs) for Literacy, Mathematics and Understanding the world.
Carefully designed to appeal to young children, each activity book page contains two stimulating activities for children to complete, such as matching, complete the picture, connect the dots, mazes, picture sequencing, colour by sound and odd one out.
Additional features include a `Teaching Tip', `Notes for parents and carers' and `Key Vocabulary' and `Extension activity' sections to reinforce classroom learning.
Get Set: Phonics develops children's understanding of phonics, exploring the idea that a group of letters can make a single sound.
Following the structure of Letters and Sounds, this book guides young learners through the initial digraphs and trigraphs, from `ff' as in `huff' to `ure' as in `sure', as well as introducing high-frequency and tricky words.
A separate accompanying teacher's guide, Get Set Literacy Teacher's Guide (ISBN 9780721714400), contains detailed teacher's notes, links to show corresponding pages in the activity book, and supporting photocopiable resources.
A selection of free downloads, including a `Handwriting chart' and a `Learning diary', is also available from the Schofield & Sims website.