Aimi Drechsler, from The Early Years Academy, discusses the important things to consider when setting up enabling environments. 1. Define your vision and philosophy As the Head of Childcare and Education at The Early Years Academy, I ensure our vision and philosophy of creating awe and wonder in every moment […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
These felt flowers are perfect for Mother’s Day. Simple to craft, easily differentiated and a number of ways to finish them off.
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.