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KS1 & KS2

18/11/2019
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Understanding the Basics of Phonics

Phonics is the way in which children begin to understand words, and as such is one of the most important parts of a child’s early education. This blog will go over the basic principles of phonics and the terms used, to help better understand the subject and consequently help children learn more effectively. Phonics deals with phonemes; the smallest unit of sound. Though there are only 26 letters in the English Alphabet, there are 44 phonemes. We’ve listed them below along with an example of how they sound; One of... Read More

04/11/2019
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How to Ensure Play Supports Classroom Teaching

“Play is one of the most important ways in which young children gain essential knowledge and skills” The Lego Foundation in Support of UNICEF, 2018, Learning Through Play ‘Imaginative Play’ and ‘Pretend Play’ are often referred to in relation to Early Years and the EYFS. But after children take that leap away from nursery and towards Primary School, does play disappear from their education altogether? Of course not! Play has been proven to be crucial for Foundation and KS1 development, helping to develop fundamental skills such as communication, and supporting... 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

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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

18/01/2016
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Brand New Maths Resources for the Early Years: EYR 2016 Catalogue Out Now!

Here at EYR we have been extremely busy over the last few months producing our brand new 2016 catalogue. There have been many new exciting lines added, including some of our own developed products. Mathematics Each section has been developed by a team of expert buyer and teacher working together to bring the newest and most useful resources to the classroom. We are very proud of the new products we have been able to showcase this year especially those in the curriculum areas, notably within mathematics. We want to support... Read More

22/12/2015
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Early Years Resources 2016 Catalogue – Over 1,000 Brand New Products Added!

In January, the Early Years Resources 2016 catalogue will be released, containing over 1,000 brand new products! Our team of in-house product specialists has carefully selected a range of educational resources to support and develop learning in young children. Our 2016 catalogue is bigger than ever and includes over 8,000 stimulating products to encourage and motivate young children. Many of the items stocked are exclusive to EYR and have been chosen by our buying experts, who have years of experience working in educational settings. We’ve added to our previous catalogue... Read More

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KS1 and KS2 Science Resources from EYR.

Encouraging a deeper understanding of the world, our specially selected KS2 Science products will enable you to broaden your students’ scientific knowledge through observing, exploring, asking and analysing. Our collection of resources covers key areas of KS1 and KS2 Science, including: – Earth and Space – Light and Sound – Animals and Humans – Plants – Magnets and Forces – Measuring – Materials Science is about asking questions, developing practical experiences and finding out about the world around us. It can stimulate, excite and engage learners at many levels. In... Read More

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KS2 Literacy Resources from EYR

Early Years Resources have recently launched a new range of KS2 Literacy products and they’ve been received enthusiastically by our customers. With an aim to help you meet the challenges and demands of today’s English curriculum, our Key Stage 2 Literacy resources will help develop key skills in communication; equipping your pupils with a strong command of spoken and written language and nurturing a love of literature. Our collection of resources covers key areas of KS1 and KS2 English, including: – Traditional Tales and Storytelling – Speaking and Listening –... Read More