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summer sports 23/04/2019
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Summer Sports: Rounders, Cricket, Tennis and more!

The Summer term has begun and in the blink of an eye, Sports Day will be here! But before that day arrives, we still have many weeks of Summer sport to get involved in first. The next few months are ideal for encouraging children to get active outdoors with (hopefully!) warmer weather on the horizon. Tennis Over the next few months the world of tennis springs to life with the French Open, The US Open and of course, Wimbledon all taking place. Within recent years (undoubtedly due to figures such... Read More

benefits of technology in school 05/04/2019

The Benefits of Technology in the Classroom

Using technology as a tool for learning has never been more relevant to children’s lives. Rachel Hall, Managing Director of Busy Things, an online educational resource which provides fun learning games for children, told us about the positive effects that technology has in the classroom. What are the benefits of using technology in the classroom? There’s no doubt that technology is a big part of children’s lives now, and with so many useful teaching resources and apps online, there is certainly a place for it in the classroom. Don’t be... Read More

21/03/2019
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Improving Numeracy in the Classroom

 “Do not worry about your difficulties in mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.” – Albert Einstein Maths is a tricky thing; a lot of children (and people!) either take to it or don’t. One thing for certain is that if a strong foundation of basic skills is provided at EYFS, KS1 and KS2, children are more likely to grasp more complex concepts in secondary school. Improving numeracy in the classroom is consequently critical. EYFS, KS1 and KS2 curriculums are quite varied. There are a lot of areas to... Read More

sensory garden in primary school 18/03/2019

How To Create a Sensory Garden at School

Here at Early Years Resources, we are firm believers in the idea that children learn more when all of their senses are fully engaged. Nicky Roeber, from Wyevale Garden Centres, discusses the many benefits of creating an outdoor sensory space in your school, along with a few tips on how to do this. What is a sensory garden? A sensory garden is a space which has been designed to stimulate and indulge all five senses, using plants, flowers, light and sound to create a completely immersive experience. If you teach... Read More

Spring display competition 15/03/2019

Spring Display 2019 Competition

WIN a Counting Ladybird Outdoor Play Mat Pack – worth over £100! It’s competition time and we want to see the most sensational spring displays! With the little ones getting egg-cited for Easter egg hunts, flourishing flowers and budding new-born animals, it’s the perfect time to get crafty and bring some colourful spring sunshine into your setting. We have 3 fabulous prizes up for grabs and all you have to do is complete the following 3 simple steps. How To Enter: Create a beautiful Spring Display Take a high quality Photograph of your... Read More

childminder catalogue out now 06/03/2019
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Childminders Selection 2019 Catalogue – Out Now!

We are extremely proud to announce the launch of our latest Childminders’ Selection 2019 Catalogue! Bursting with new and cutting-edge resources selected for childminders, this year’s spring edition is sure to inspire! Alongside the familiar childminding staples and fun learning products, we have also included an exciting selection of EYFS curricular resources to help you deliver those all-important early learning goals. To get your hands on a FREE copy of our brand new childminder catalogue, simply fill in our online request form today and uncover your special offer inside. Why should... Read More

British Science Week 2019 blog image 27/02/2019
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British Science Week 2019

The theme for this year’s British Science Week, which takes place between the 8th and 17th March, is journeys. We’ve picked out a few different ways in which the theme can be tied to the national curriculum to help make your British Science Week 2019 activities fun and engaging… Journeys on Earth and Beyond The most obvious journeys are the ones that we do everyday; driving, flying or even walking. Whether it’s teaching children about travelling to different places on Earth or exploring space and beyond – physical journeys are a great... Read More

01/02/2019
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Engaging Primary School Children in Literacy

“Literacy is the ability to read, write, speak and listen in a way that lets us communicate effectively and make sense of the world.” – National Literacy Trust Did you know that 16.4% of adults in England (that’s about 7.1 million people), can be described as having ‘very poor literacy skills’? With the continuing growth of digital platforms on social media, never has engaging young children in literacy been so important. Digital services such as texting, messaging and blogging all encourage the obvious literacy sins; bad grammar, misspellings and a... Read More

sensory play in early years 24/01/2019

Sensory Play in The Early Years

This article has been written by early years consultant, Anne Rodgers, from ATR Consultancy. What is sensory play? Sensory play includes activities that stimulate children’s senses such as sight, sound, smell, taste or touch. By providing this type of activity children will learn more about the world around them in a natural way, through their senses. Such activities contribute to brain development by stimulating the neurons in the brain to make connections, and help with development in all areas of learning. For example, as children explore sensory materials they develop... Read More

chinese new year 14/01/2019
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Fun Facts about Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year takes place on the 5th February 2019, and this time it’s the Year of the Pig! There are twelve zodiac animals in total, and the Pig is the last of them. Zodiac signs are an important part of Chinese culture, and can help individuals decide on important life decisions throughout the year. The system has existed in Chinese culture for more than 2000 years since the Qin dynasty, and over time has been incorporated into every day life. Here are a few facts about the occasion that... Read More