Classroom Ideas

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 […]

07 Oct 2015

A Halloween Optical Illusion

This Halloween cat optical illusion is easy for KS2 children to make using our downloadable printable. Not only is this a fun art activity for Halloween but also a good opportunity to demonstrate how the brain can create its own version of reality by interpreting things in different ways. To make this optical […]

05 Oct 2015

A Sensory Tray for Autumn

Younger children will love playing with this sensory tray for autumn which features a range of sensory experiences, learning and discovery opportunities. Please note: Conkers are toxic if eaten. Children should be fully supervised when playing with conkers and hands should be washed afterwards. There have also been concerns in […]

02 Oct 2015

5 Ideas for Outdoor Phonics

The outdoor classroom is a great place for children to practice phonics skills with plenty of natural light, fresh air and space for moving around. Here are 5 fun outdoor activities to help engage children in literacy and learning. Shoot the Baddies We love this idea from Rock My Classroom […]

02 Oct 2015

Outdoor Phonics - Flower Patch H...

The phonics flower patch hop is a fun outdoor literacy activity for reception and early KS1/ primary 1-2 children to practice segmenting and blending of words. The movement aspect of this activity is great for kinaesthetic learners and a good way to make the most of the space available in an […]

02 Oct 2015

Phonics - Decoding for Superhero...

Decoding for superheroes is a fun phonics activity for reception and early KS1/ Primary 1-2 children to not only practice phonics but also to use their knowledge of letters and sounds to decode superhero messages and save the world. A range of different words can be included in the superhero messages depending on […]

24 Sep 2015

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 […]

22 Sep 2015

Q & A with Jennifer Hyde of Bath...

We recently caught up with Jennifer Hyde of the Bath Rugby Foundation to find out a bit more about how Rugby is benefiting children on the sports field and beyond with the Consortium funded ‘Stickability’ literacy programme. What is the Bath Rugby Foundation? The Foundation enhances the lives of young people […]

22 Sep 2015

Bonfire Night Crafts

Bonfire night on the 5th November and is not just a great opportunity to learn about a uniquely British celebration celebration and the history behind it but also a good chance to get creative with some fun crafts. Firework Pictures Using black paper for the night sky, children can get […]