It is only in the last few years that I have discovered the wonderful maths resource called Numicon. This year, I can honestly say I have used it as part of our continuous maths provision. At school, my LSAs were offered Numicon training. Two sessions later and they came back raving and waving the resources and … More I love Numicon!
I like to create environment displays that are interactive and capture children’s imagination. The displays need to be flexible and support the continuous provision that is available, from bat caves to cascading waterfalls, cosy reading nooks to exploding volcanoes! Each display within my learning environment has a purpose, whether it is to showcase children’s work or … More Exciting learning environment displays!
The children came back after the half term to find eggs in the middle of the learning room, a colleague and I have found them earlier on this morning and thought we had heard a scratching noise coming from inside so we cordoned off the area with tape and warning signs. The children spent the … More What is in the eggs?
Our topic for one of the Summer terms was minibeasts….. now I still love basing learning around topics, especially when you can thread through children’s interests without too much phaffing. So minibeasts again…. As I have been teaching for a good few years, this topic seems to come around in cycles, even last year we linked … More Honey, I blew up the minibeasts!
At the beginning of every year, I seem to get the children settled on the carpet when I hear the crackling sound of Velcro….. Ah somebody is playing with their shoes, this quickly turns into an orchestra of children experimenting with their shoes, seeing who can make the loudest sound! As the year goes on, … More Tying a shoe lace!
This activity is an oldie but a goodie. A easy activity to set up in the first few weeks! Children love using the magnetic numbers, as the year went on the children used whiteboard markers to write missing numbers too! They even adapted the activity to challenge themselves by using blank tracks to write missing … More Missing numbers
I have seen so many exciting ideas of how to transform cable drums into key pieces of furniture within learning environments. However so many people ask me where to get cable drums from, if you are lucky to have a friend who works and uses cables then that is great, however like me, that is … More Cable drums
This was our hook at the start of a term, children came back after their holidays to a blackened corridor and a space rocket hanging from the ceiling, the doors to the rocket were closed, children investigated how the rocket had crashed into our classroom. The following week the children came back from the weekend … More ALERT! ROCKET CRASHED INTO CLASSROOM!
Well it’s been a long time coming, but I am very happy to launch my blog Creative EYFS. Within this site I will be sharing my practise of teaching within the EYFS and Year 1. This site will give ideas and share good practise amongst those who wish to create outstanding provision within the EYFS. … More Hello world!