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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
These Halloween craft activities are perfect for an afternoon of fun crafting. Why not set up the activities at different stations around your classroom and let children explore and get creative! Spook-takular Paper Plates Paper plates are the perfect craft resource and can be used for so many creative activities. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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?
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.