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Great Wyrley High School

Great Wyrley High School

Child Development

Meet the team:

Dr N Ireson – Teacher of Child Development

After completing a HND in Applied Biology followed by a BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Science at Sunderland University, I worked as a Research Assistant in Haematology and Genetics at St George’s Hospital Medical School, London.  During my eight years there I completed a PhD in Hypertension and Genetics and later became a Post-Doctoral Research Assistant where I tutored medical students on the Graduate Entry Programme.  I completed my PGCE at Keele University and began teaching at Great Wyrley High School in 2008 where I have been responsible for organising and teaching KS4 Child Development and KS5 Health and Social Care.

Learning Journey:

An outline of what pupils will learn and when and how they will be assessed.  Use the guidance below:

This course seeks to encourage an understanding of the overall needs of young children and the social and environmental influences that affect their development.  It consists of three units covering the topics outlined below:

R018: Health and well-being for child development (Exam)

R019: Understand the equipment and nutritional needs of children from birth to five years.

R020:  Understand the development of a child from birth to five years.

Year 10

R018: Health and well-being for child development (Exam)

 

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

What knowledge, skills and understanding I will learn:

Learning Outcome 1:

Understand reproduction and the roles and responsibilities of parenthood.

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  • Pre-conceptual health
  • Roles of parent
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  • Signs & symptoms of pregnancy

 

Learning Outcome 2:  Understand antenatal care and preparation for birth

  • Roles of healthcare professionals
  • Antenatal classes
  • Routine antenatal checks
  • Diagnostic tests
  • Choices available for delivery
  • Stages of labour
  • Pain relief

Learning Outcome 3: Understand postnatal checks, postnatal provision and conditions for development.

  • Postnatal checks of the newborn
  • Premature baby
  • Postnatal provision
  • Conditions for development
  • Behaviour and discipline

 

Learning Outcome 4:  Understand how to recognise, manage and prevent childhood illnesses.

  • Immunity to disease
  • How to recognise and treat common childhood illnesses
  • When to seek help
  • Diet-related illnesses
  • Needs of an ill child
  • Preparing a child for a stay in hospital

Learning Outcome 5:  Know about child safety.

  • Creating a safe environment
  • Safety labelling
  • Common accidents and first aid treatment
  • Social safety
  • Internet safety/

 

Revision of all Learning Outcomes in preparation for the final R018 Examination.

How I will be assessed:

Extended writing and exam style questions which will be marked according to exam board (OCR) criteria.  You will receive STAR marking feedback.

Extended writing and exam style questions which will be marked according to exam board (OCR) criteria.  You will receive STAR marking feedback.

You will sit the R018 Exam: Health and well-being for child development in May/June of Year 10.  This will be worth 50% of the overall qualification.

Opportunities for wider learning:

 

 

 

Year 11

R019: Understand the equipment and nutritional needs of children from birth to five years.

R020:  Understand the development of a child from birth to five years.

 

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

What knowledge, skills and understanding I will learn:

R019:  Understand the equipment and nutritional needs of children from birth to five years.

  • Understand the key factors when choosing equipment for babies from birth to 12 months.
  • Understand the key factors when choosing equipment for children from one to five years
  • Know the nutritional guidelines and requirements for children from birth to five years.
  • Be able to investigate and develop feeding solutions for children from birth to five years.

 

R020:  Understand the development of a child from birth to five years.

  • Understand the physical, intellectual and social developmental norms from birth to five years
  • Understand the benefits of learning through play.
  • Be able to plan different plan activities different play activities for a chosen developmental area with a child from birth to five years.
  • Be able to carry out and evaluate different play activities for a chosen developmental area with a child from birth to five years.

R020:  Understand the development of a child from birth to five years (cont).

  • Be able to plan different plan activities different play activities for a chosen developmental area with a child from birth to five years.
  • Be able to carry out and evaluate different play activities for a chosen developmental area with a child from birth to five years.

How I will be assessed:

You will complete coursework assignments for Unit R019.  Assignments will be internally assessed and externally verified.  This Unit is worth 25% of the overall qualification.

You will complete coursework assignments for Unit R020.  These will be internally assessed and externally verified.  This Unit is worth 25% of the overall qualification.

All coursework for R018 & R020 must be completed by May.

Opportunities for wider learning:

 

 

 

Useful Links/Resources that will help to consolidate learning:

Resources for all courses are available on the central resource library (Drive P) which students actively use in lessons and are encouraged to use as their first port of call for support.  Revision guides and workbooks are also available to purchase at a reasonable price.

The following websites may also prove useful;

www.samlearning.com

www.goconqr.com

gojimo app

Other information/Links/Study packs, etc.:

Students will be provided with study packs and revision materials prior to examinations.