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
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!
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!
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!