Teaching and Learning in Schools Essay

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1. Know the main stages of child and young person development. 2.1 Describe the expected pattern of children and young people’s development from birth to 19 years, to include: Physical, Fine and Gross Development 0-3 yrs – During the first years of development babies have little control over their movement and use reflexes to manage in day to day actives. When they reach the age of one they learn to have more control over their bodies allowing them to learn new skills such as: Crawling and rolling, in between the ages of one and two they are developing quickly and are able to control their movement a lot better enabling them to clap their hands, pointing, picking up small objects, getting themselves ready. They will also will be able to enjoy certain activities for example, going to the park and attempting climbing frames or going down the slide. 3-7 yrs - Children at this stage will have improved the skills of coordination, control, manipulation and movement and gaining more confidents as a result. They will be elevating the skills they have already learnt so far, alongside with new skills and will have more control over their motor skills for example drawing pictures, writing, using scissors to cut etc. Children at this age will also become more confident in activities such as running, jumping, kicking a ball and using larger objects. 7-12 yrs – Children at this age are still growing and developing, they will now be advancing many of their skills and start to indulge in hobbies and interests such as gymnastic, football and dance etc. Also at this stage young girls in particular will start to show signs of puberty, starting as young as 10 or 11. Boys usually start puberty at a later stage, when there will be another period of rapid physical growth. 12-16 yrs – Adolescence becomes a lot more relevant and noticeable at this age. Boys will
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