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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
Following on from the stress in teacher’s blog, Mr Brooker talks about stress in pupils.
Did you know 1 in 8 children have a diagnosable mental health disorder – that’s roughly 3 children in every classroom?
Mr Brooker talks about stress in teachers as this week heralds the arrival of National Stress Awareness day, always on the first Wednesday of November.
Ahhh autumn – what’s not to love? We get to dig out our cosy clothes and enjoy delicious, hand warming beverages infused with our favourite seasonal spices. Not to forget the earthy autumn air and the soothing sound of crunching leaves beneath our feet.
These hedgehogs are not only fun to make for all primary school children, but they’re perfect for working younger children’s fine motor skills too.
Did you know it’s No Pens Day Wednesday on the 13th November? No Pens Day Wednesday encourages schools and settings to put down their pens and run a day of speaking and listening activities.