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Simple activities are sometimes the best!

My class loved entering the classroom this week and seeing a selection of Christmas books, a Christmas tree and advent calendars too. I created an activity of wrapping boxes for Xmas presents and they absolutely loved it! The children dressed up like elves and wrapped the presents carefully. It also linked into the English lessonsContinue reading “Simple activities are sometimes the best!”

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Continuous provision in year 1

It’s the first time I have carried out continuous provision throughout the day every day in year 1 and I have to say it’s great! It has allowed time for children to get the scaffolding and differentiation needed to meet their needs whilst the rest of the children are working at their level with carefullyContinue reading “Continuous provision in year 1”

Continuous provision in year 1

It’s the first time I have carried out continuous provision throughout the day every day in year 1 and I have to say it’s great! It has allowed time for children to get the scaffolding and differentiation needed to meet their needs whilst the rest of the children are working at their level with carefullyContinue reading “Continuous provision in year 1”

Continuous provision in year 1

It’s the first time I have carried out continuous provision throughout the day every day in year 1 and I have to say it’s great! It has allowed time for children to get the scaffolding and differentiation needed to meet their needs whilst the rest of the children are working at their level with carefullyContinue reading “Continuous provision in year 1”

Vegetable fun in year 1!

It’s been a busy half term of settling in, rules and routines and getting to know my new class. We are lucky enough to have a farm at school, so the children found a trial of vegetables last week… and the book… Oliver’s vegetables! We followed the trail and tasted lots of different vegetables. WeContinue reading “Vegetable fun in year 1!”

4 weeks on…rules and routines!

It is so important to establish rules and routines in the first half term of school. As I am in year 1 and having continuous provision (CP) within the curriculum, it has been crucial (but extremely hard work) to teach children how to look after resources and use them appropriately. I can now see childrenContinue reading “4 weeks on…rules and routines!”

All set for Year one!

After a super busy holidays, my classroom is finally ready for the year one children tomorrow. After an amazing chat with Gregg, the author of the book ‘can I go and play now?’ I was eager to set up open ended provision for children. Children are imaginative, extremely creative and see things completely different toContinue reading “All set for Year one!”