KS1

17 Feb 2016

Mother’s Day Poems: Literacy for KS1 and KS2

Writing Mother’s Day Poems to include within a Mother’s Day card is a fun way to incorporate literacy for KS1 and KS2 into an activity to celebrate this traditional spring event. This could be a short verse (rhyming or non-rhyming), an acrostic poem or a shape poem in the form of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

03 Oct 2020

Supporting Pupils' Emotional Wel...

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 […]

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 […]

13 Feb 2020

Inspiration for World Book Day

World Book Day has been around for 23 years now. It is a registered charity on an important mission to give every child and young person a book of their own. It’s also a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and most importantly, a celebration of reading.
Here are a few ideas to help you celebrate the occasion in your school or setting.