Classroom Ideas

03 Oct 2020

Supporting Pupils’ Emotional Wellbeing

Children’s mental health and wellbeing has always been an important part of school life. Teachers play a vital role in supporting their pupils’ social and emotional development. Creating a nurturing classroom environment can help children to feel confident, secure, safe and therefore ready to learn. Here are 5 ideas for […]

05 May 2022

Be Inspired for Jubilee with Cra...

Are you looking for Jubilee Art & Craft inspiration? @Create_make_and_play has created beautiful pieces to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022. Look and be inspired with these step-by-step guides!  Paper Plate Crown What you need:  Paper Plate  Paint or Paint sticks  Gems to Decorate Glue Scissors Sponge or Paintbrush […]

25 Apr 2022

Celebrating the Jubilee with Pla...

Playful Porter (@playful_porter) has created some wonderful art and craft pieces to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022. Be inspired by these step-by-step guides.  Union Jack Tissue Paper Craft   Creating a Union Jack tissue paper craft makes for a great decoration around the Jubilee! It’s a fantastic fine motor […]

13 Apr 2022

Easter Craft Inspiration

Get inspired with these egg-cellent Easter craft ideas from @create_make_and_play! Kitchen Roll Art Have you tried it? So simple and using resources you will have around the house! All you need to do is let the children decorate the kitchen roll bunnies with felt tips or glitter pens, cut them […]

12 Apr 2022

Supporting Characteristics of Ef...

As we know, it is important for us as practitioners to nurture and develop the Characteristics of Effective Teaching and learning within our settings. We want children to have the vital skills that encourage them to become lifelong learners. These characteristics focus on how children learn, the thinking that takes […]

22 Mar 2022

10 top tips for improving postur...

Back pain is the leading cause of disability amongst the UK’s working-age population.  Recent research shows that increasing numbers of children are suffering too, with 72% of primary and 64% of secondary children reporting back and/or neck pain during the past year at school – and this doesn’t include the […]

09 Mar 2022

How to Improve Postural Health i...

Enabling healthier environments for all Lorna Taylor is a Chartered Physiotherapist and founder of the Jolly Back range – award-winning and original products which improve posture and wellbeing, including the award-winning Jolly Back Chair. Lorna specialises in supporting adults and children working and learning in early years and primary settings. […]

07 Feb 2022

3 Valentines Day Craft Ideas

Want to make a gift for a loved one this Valentines Day? Get inspired with these art and craft ideas from @playful_porter Love Bug Boxes These cute love bug Valentines boxes can be filled with loveheart sweets or chocolates to give to those we care about. Such an easy make […]

04 Oct 2021

How To Make a Festive Window

For our first activity, we’ll be making festive windows. For this, you’ll need some black sugar paper, assorted tissue paper, scissors and glue. Step 1 Take a piece of sugar paper and fold one corner of the paper to the other. Once they’re aligned, make a fold and cut the […]