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KS4 Child Development

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Year Long Term Objective: The Level 1/Level 2 Cambridge National in Child Development will develop knowledge, understanding and practical skills that would be used in the Childcare sector. Pupils will use their learning in practical, real-life situations, such as: • preparing a feed for a child • choosing suitable equipment to use in a childcare setting • planning suitable play activities • helping to prevent accidents in a childcare setting. Pupils will develop independence and confidence in using skills that would be relevant to the Childcare sector and beyond, including research and communication skills. During Year 10, pupils will complete one coursework element and begin the second element, as well as covering some key topic areas of the exam unit.
Year Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1  Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Medium Term Objective: Pupils will explore Unit R058: Create a safe environment and understand the nutritional needs of children from birth to five years and Unit R059: Understand the development of a child from one to five years. Pupils will complete and submit one mandatory coursework piece for RO58 (30% of their grade) and prepare RO59 for completion in Year 11.
10 Creating a safe environment in a childcare setting (RO57 exam prep 4.3 & RO58 NEA 1.1) Choosing day nursery equipment for a childcare setting and pre-conceptual care (RO57 exam prep 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4 & RO58 NEA 2.1) Current Government dietary recommendations for healthy eating for children from birth to five years and how reproduction takes place (RO57 exam prep 1.5, 1.6, 2.1 & RO58 NEA 3.1, 3.2) Antenatal care, testing and choices for delivery and meal planning (RO57 exam prep 2.2, 2.3, 2.4 & RO58 NEA 3.3, 3.4) Labour and delivery and submission of NEA (RO57 exam prep 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9 & RO58 NEA completion 30%) Postnatal checks and developmental norms (RO57 exam prep 2.2, 2.3, 2.4 & RO59 NEA 1.1
Medium Term Objective: Pupils will complete and submit one mandatory coursework piece (30% of their grade) for Unit R059: Understand the development of a child from one to five years, and explore exam unit content for Unit R057: Health and well-being for child development (40% of their grade).
Postnatal care and developmental needs (RO57 exam prep 3.2,3.3 and & RO59 NEA 1.1) Illness in Children and the stages of play (RO57 exam prep 4.1 & RO59 NEA 2,1, 2,2, 2.3) The needs of the ill child and Observing the development of a child (RO57 exam prep 4.2 & RO59 NEA 3.1) Exam Revision and planning play activities (RO57 exam prep & RO58 NEA 4.1) Exam Revision and NEA (RO57 exam prep & RO58 NEA completion 30%) RO57: External examination (40%)