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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 […]

10 Sep 2021

Mindfulness

Who doesn’t love a good eight, nine or ten hours a day deconstructing semi-colons in Shakespeare, explaining pi to the power of infinity, climbing through piles of paperwork and marking, marking, marking? Actually, your mind doesn’t. In fact, sometimes your mind quite likes not doing these things. It quite likes […]

06 Sep 2021

How to Make a Diya for Diwali

Celebrate Diwali by creating your own festival of lights in your classroom! You will need Air hardening clay Ready mix paint Flameless tea lights To make a diya for Diwali With a block of air hardening clay, sculpt a small, hollow dish big enough for a tea light candle to […]

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, […]