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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 […]

21 Oct 2015

10 Christmas Crafts

These fun projects are great for creating a winter wonderland display in the classroom, or simply as Christmas crafts for children to take home. Cardboard Roll Christmas Angel Stick on wiggly eyes and draw a face at to the top of the cardboard modelling roll. Shape a halo from a […]

14 Oct 2015

Blackberry Paint for Autumn

This fun blackberry painting activity for early years and reception children can be a bit messy but it is lots of fun, especially when done outdoors in the autumn. It is super simple to set up. Some blackberries crushed using a pestle and mortar make a beautifully rich natural and […]

14 Oct 2015

How to Make a Gingerbread House

These lovely gingerbread houses are easy to make and fun for children to decorate and take home at Christmas. They are also great for creating a snowy festive table top scene for a classroom or corridor in your school. You will need: gingerbread house template and gingerbread house roof template Kaleidocraft […]

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 […]