Implementing Work Education

The resources for Work Education already exist. Ideally a programme would include books, videos, interactive games and site visits.  One of our personal favourites here at Kids Educational Books is a resource called The Yes Programme, which has a vast library of 3-5 minute videos that put classroom learning into real life context. How you implement your programme is up to you but here are some ideas to get you started.

Books

The What do the grown-ups do? series shows kids doing the interviewing and reveals the world through their eyes.  By the children asking the questions, we keep the world at their level and help them engage. The books introduce young children to the concept of work, explaining the importance of a good work ethic, how it can help self esteem and that if you find a job you enjoy, work can be as much fun as play.  They are designed to broaden children's minds to a wide range of careers and increase their general knowlege of the working world around them.

 

Videos

The YES programme films have been carefully mapped to KS2 core subjects and topics. Although it follows the English system, the videos are easily applicable to other educational curriculums. Each film features a different job with lively and engaging contributors who explain what they do, where they do it and tell us how something they learnt at primary school helps them in their jobs today. In the videos, we meet Dale a train driver who uses friction to stop his train, Deidre a vet who knows how important it is to choose the right measuring equipment and Payam, a referee who has to know the difference between fact and opinion. There is a free trial to help teachers understand how the resources can help in the classroom: http://school.yesprogramme.co.uk/register/trial

 

Site visits

Most businesses will be only too happy to help support the future of the next working generation. A great resource to help connect teachers with business is Primary Futures, led by the NAHT. It is completely free to all state primary schools as part of the successful Inspiring the Future programme. Primary Futures aims to widen the horizons and aspirations of primary school children by helping them make the connections between their learning and their futures. Through Primary Futures teachers can access a vast network of volunteers from different backgrounds and professions – from Apprentices to Chief Executives, Archaeologists to Zoologists or employees from small, medium sized or multi-national companies all of whom have signed up to inspire your children.www.inspiringthefuture.org/primary-futures/

Interactive games

Paws in Jobland is an easy-to-use online educational tool that introduces children aged 7 to 11 to a variety of jobs.  In Paws in Jobland, children can explore a town called ‘Jobland’ with the help of Paws, an animated dog. Paws helps children to meet people in different job areas and find out about what jobs they do. This is helped with audio narration and on-screen text, supporting the development of reading and listening skills. Children can navigate around Jobland and explore places such as a hospital, office, building site, shops and an airport. The online program also offers children a fun interactive quiz that encourages problem-solving and develops ICT skills. http://www.cascaid.co.uk/paws/

 

Paws in Jobland is an easy-to-use online educational tool that introduces children aged 7 to 11 to a variety of jobs.

In Paws in Jobland, children can explore a town called ‘Jobland’ with the help of Paws, an animated dog. Paws helps children to meet people in different job areas and find out about what jobs they do. This is helped with audio narration and on-screen text, supporting the development of reading and listening skills.

Children can navigate around Jobland and explore places such as a hospital, office, building site, shops and an airport. The online program also offers children a fun interactive quiz that encourages problem-solving and develops ICT skills.

- See more at: http://www.cascaid.co.uk/paws/#sthash.nciZytJe.dpuf

In Paws in Jobland, children can explore a town called ‘Jobland’ with the help of Paws, an animated dog. Paws helps children to meet people in different job areas and find out about what jobs they do. This is helped with audio narration and on-screen text, supporting the development of reading and listening skills.

Children can navigate around Jobland and explore places such as a hospital, office, building site, shops and an airport. The online program also offers children a fun interactive quiz that encourages problem-solving and develops ICT skills.

- See more at: http://www.cascaid.co.uk/paws/#sthash.nciZytJe.dpuf

In Paws in Jobland, children can explore a town called ‘Jobland’ with the help of Paws, an animated dog. Paws helps children to meet people in different job areas and find out about what jobs they do. This is helped with audio narration and on-screen text, supporting the development of reading and listening skills.

Children can navigate around Jobland and explore places such as a hospital, office, building site, shops and an airport. The online program also offers children a fun interactive quiz that encourages problem-solving and develops ICT skills.

- See more at: http://www.cascaid.co.uk/paws/#sthash.nciZytJe.dpuf
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