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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 […]

01 Jul 2021

Immersive Learning Environments

Immersive learning environments offer the perfect multi-sensory space to inspire and engage young learners through memorable learning experiences. Children’s curiosity, creativity and imagination will grow and develop through exploring and interacting. What better place to learn about minibeasts than in your own forest, or let children read about frozen worlds […]

30 Jun 2021

Room for 2: Planning Space for T...

Creating a caring, supportive environment for your two-year-olds is so important. You want to create a space that is thoughtfully laid out, practical and inviting for your young learners. The size or shape of the room and the colours you choose, combined with the amount of light, will all influence […]

23 Mar 2021

Easter - Let's celebrate and enj...

For Christians, Easter is the most important celebration of the year – a time to be thankful and joyful because Jesus was born again.  Whatever our beliefs, we can all celebrate this special season with our children and help them understand that Easter is about much more than chocolate! As […]

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 Re...

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. 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 awe and wonder in every moment […]

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 […]