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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 […]

25 Feb 2021

Outdoor learning: What are the v...

Outdoor learning is a vital aspect of children’s lives. With the ongoing circumstances of the last year, a lot of children’s outdoor play and learning has been limited. In this blog, Early Years Editor, Angelica Celinska discusses the importance of outdoor learning and how we can make the most of it.   What are the […]

13 Feb 2021

Wellbeing - A Crucial Key for Ca...

Children being safe, secure and emotionally supported has always been a focus for schools. We know from research that children’s wellbeing impacts on their cognitive development and on them being ready and able to learn. So, more than ever, with all the changes over the last year, a key priority […]

12 Feb 2021

Catch-Up in Maths - 5 Considerat...

When schools finally reopen to everyone, the focus will be all about enabling children to catch-up. There are implications for every part of the curriculum, but of course the core subjects will be top of the agenda. Here are 5 talking points related to mathematics. 1. “The hurrier I go, […]

02 Feb 2021

Enabling Environments: 4 tips fo...

Aimi Drechsler, from The Early Years Academy, discusses the important things to consider when setting up enabling environments, particularly during the current uncertain circumstances. 1. Define your vision and philosophy As the Head of Childcare and Education at The Early Years Academy, I ensure our vision and philosophy of creating […]

23 Nov 2020

6 Festive Challenges

Try these Christmas themed challenges that will help to develop children’s problem solving skills, creativity, and critical thinking. 1. Hanging Christmas Mobile Everyone loves decorating their homes at Christmas. Set your class the challenge to design and create the latest, extra special Christmas hanging mobile. One that would be worthy […]

09 Oct 2020

Halloween Craft Activities

These Halloween craft activities are perfect for an afternoon of fun crafting. Why not set up the activities at different stations around your classroom and let children explore and get creative! Spook-takular Paper Plates Paper plates are the perfect craft resource and can be used for so many creative activities. […]

11 Sep 2020

Active Lunchtimes

Break time and lunchtime are many children’s (and teachers’) favourite time of the school day. Children have the chance to eat, take a break and spend time with friends. They also provide the perfect opportunity to engage children in fun, physical activities that contribute towards their recommended 60 minutes of […]

11 Sep 2020

How to use your PE and Sport Pre...

The government guidance sets out that schools must use their PE and Sport Premium to develop or add to the PE, physical activity and sports activities already provided by the school. It should build the schools capacity and capability so that improvements will benefit both the pupils currently attending and […]