The 'Carrying on in Key Stage 1' series supports the continuing growth and development of independent learning and practical activities, which are features of early learning.
The aim is to encourage teachers in Key Stage 1 to build on the best of practice in the Early Years Foundation Stage, balancing adult directed tasks with learning that children initiate and develop themselves.
The activities covered by the series are the ones children often say they miss most when they move into Years 1 and 2.
Sand offers ideas and guidance for providing children with a wide range of interesting challenges to use sand, gravel and other natural materials to explore, construct, imagine and experiment.
It supports development in literacy, numeracy and creativity through active play and problem solving.
The authors are all experienced educators who have worked in schools, settings and local authority support services, and are now in high demand as writers and trainers.