IT ACROSS THE PRIMARY CURRICULUM By Rob Crompton and Philip Mann. This book explores the core requirements of the national curriculum on IT, explaining policy and practice. It covers communicating and handling information; using IT to investigate and illustrate, and gives suggestions for teacher training. It also reviews developments. Hardback: Pounds 45; paperback Pounds 19.99. Cassell.
FOLLOW THE RIVER RESOURCE PACK By Howard Lisle. Illustrative material on rivers, including landscapes, industries and environmental issues related to river use, are offered in this resource pack which can be used on its own or with the BBC Schools' programme, Landmarks. It covers requirements for the key stage two theme "Rivers", and contains a set of teacher's notes, worksheets, a poster and colour photocards. Pounds 11.99. BBC Educational Publishing.
GROWING UP TOGETHER
Focusing on the emotional and physical changes children experience, this CD-Rom pack with two discs has been designed for use with primary school pupils in personal and social education.
Children meet different families living in the same block of flats and, through them, explore issues such as parenting and childbirth, personal hygiene, disability and generations.
The second disc covers more advanced themes including peer group pressure, sex education, menstruation, and loss and separation. For PC and Acorn. Pounds 59.99 for the two-disc pack and Pounds 39.99 for a single disc pack. Yorkshire International Thomson Multimedia Ltd, The Television Centre, Leeds LS3 1JS.
PRIMARY BEHAVIOUR FILE
Written by Rory Gordon, head of Bedfordshire's Emotional and Behavioural Difficulty Service, this file covers the basic principles of positive behaviour management, identification, assessment, provision and evaluation and managing different aspects of behaviour. Pounds 75, including post and packaging. 61 Gray's Inn Road, London WC1X 8TL. Tel: 0171 404 2776.
For those with an interest in providing play and leisure facilities for children with disabilities and special needs, this new magazine provides news, information and ideas.
Articles in the first edition include a look at the implications of the Disability Discrimination Act, an article on the Adventure Play Movement and details of HAPA's enquiry service.
Subscription: Pounds 10 for three issues. HAPA, Pryor's Bank, Bishop's Park, London SW6 3LA. Tel: 0171 731 1435.