Progression of writing

Last year my team and I produced our own writing exemplifications based upon children in our own school. We felt that the current exemplification materials from the Dfe, although recently updated, did not reflect writing opportunities within our school. We moderated and levelled examples of children’s writing  using the development matter statements as well as … More Progression of writing

Creating art by using different tools!

This week we continued to follow the children’s interests into fireworks. Over the past few weeks the children have created lots of fireworks using junk modelling, paint, chalks and pastels. The children have become very independent in selecting the tools and resources they need to create their pictures, so this week I decided to add … More Creating art by using different tools!

Adventures at sea!

The children came back after half term to a pirate ship that had ‘run a ground!’ in our playground! It’s the beginning of our topic “adventures at sea” that will take us to lots of exciting places that tie in to all the celebrations this half term… The children have to crack the code Pirate … More Adventures at sea!

Halloween Fun!

This time of year we have had so much fun in setting up Halloween themed activities for the children to investigate and explore. There are so many talented and creative practioners out there whose ideas we magpie, adapt and use within our provision, Pinterest is a valuable resource that gives us inspiration in the strangest … More Halloween Fun!

I love Numicon!

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!

Exciting learning environment displays!

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!