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
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!
Something I really believe in is making our classroom environments personalised and focused around the children. As a team we believe the children should have ownership of their own learning environment as this helps to engage and involve them in their learning. Setting up classrooms at the beginning of an academic year can be tough… … More Child Centered Classroom Environments
I know with so many children starting school for the first time, lots of us will be battling the sterotype of teachers within the EYFS and the children “playing all day long”. We as teachers all know that children learn best through play and playful activities. So when children go to school, although they may … More Learning not just playing!