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Day1&2 Barcelona!

Well after a hard working year full of laughter, stress and hope… it’s great to sit back, relax and enjoy some sun! After a count down for the girlie holiday it has finally arrived! We are spending a week in Barcelona, exploring and enjoying cocktails by the beach. So far we have walked over 20Continue reading “Day1&2 Barcelona!”

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Tidy up time!!! Is every second for early years teachers…

It’s been a while since my last blog as I have been busy relaxing from all things teaching this holidays and grafting away at my masters dissertation… But I just came across a great post that jogged my memory about the EYFS which I’m dying to share with everyone. It’s quite easy to look aroundContinue reading “Tidy up time!!! Is every second for early years teachers…”

Maths mastery in The early years!

What’s the best way to learn addition and subtraction other than with real life objects?! My class have really enjoyed adding pieces of fruit, comparing and sorting different sized buttons, counting magic beans and even different shaped pasta!l this year. Counting real life objects is a must in the early years before moving into abstractContinue reading “Maths mastery in The early years!”

Teaching is what I ‘do’ not who I am..

After a massive reflect over the weekend I have been itching to publish this blog post. Life flies by so fast and when teaching and working in a school l, you can easily forget the outside world and come completely become engrossed in the classroom. It’s important to take a step back and think aboutContinue reading “Teaching is what I ‘do’ not who I am..”

Can I go and play now?!

If you are a teacher within the Early Years or KS1, there must have been a time when you have called a child to the table to complete some work with you and they have replied with – can I go and play now? I was lucky enough to meet the amazing author, Greg Bottrill,Continue reading “Can I go and play now?!”

WANTED!

I created this lesson for a Year 2 class and it worked really well! Children saw a huge mess and lots of crime Scene tape. A suitcase was left at the scene with lots of items inside. Who could it be? What has happened? Why have they entered school? The children were full of curiosityContinue reading “WANTED!”

Jack and the beanstalk!

We’ve had a long term – (perhaps a little too long) of looking at the book Jack and the Beanstalk. This has brought so much awe and wonder to the children. First they found footprints, a giant shirt and giant boots! What are these? Who do they belong to? Why are they here? Later onContinue reading “Jack and the beanstalk!”