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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

sensory garden in primary school 18/03/2019
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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

Essential PE Equipment 21/06/2018
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Top 10 PE Equipment for Primary School

To increase the children’s physical activity, encourage sports participation and enhance physical development, it’s extremely important to provide a broad range of beneficial PE resources and equipment in your primary school! But what are the most crucial pieces of equipment for a child’s physical education? Kick start a healthy lifestyle for the kids and make sure you’re definitely not missing any of these essential PE equipment for your primary school! Top 10 Primary School PE Equipment & Benefits Cones Cones are a staple resource for PE! They are extremely versatile... Read More

spending primary PE sports premium 17/05/2018
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How To Spend Your Primary PE and Sport Premium Effectively for 2019/20

Primary PE and Sport Premium  This post has been updated in October 2019. Are you spending your Primary PE and Sport Premium effectively? The Department for Education has announced that they will fund the Primary PE and Sport Premium for the 2019/20 academic year, making a total of £320 million available to Primary Schools to improve the quality of their PE and sport. It is therefore crucial to ensure that you are making the best use out of your funding! It’s essential to offer a broad range of PE and... Read More

25/01/2016
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National Storytelling Week and How You Can Celebrate

30th January 2016 sees the start of National Storytelling Week, an annual festival that aims to bring people together to celebrate the tradition and magic of a great story. The event is now in its 135th year but since 2000, it has been promoted by the Society for Storytelling, a charity whose mission is to encourage “the oral tradition of storytelling”. During the weeklong festival (30th January to 6th February 2016), events will take place in theatres, schools, museums, hospitals, nurseries… in fact anywhere that people can get together to... Read More

image of KS1 & KS2 science resources 02/10/2015
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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

KS2 Literacy Resources from EYR 23/09/2015
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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

06/05/2014
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Sustainable Gardening in Small Spaces

It is possible to grow many crops in a small space.  Large containers are a good way to start and you can recycle all sorts of things providing there are drainage holes at the bottom.  Here is a picture of a class mini allotment. Potatoes are a very easy crop to grow and they can be planted in old shopping bags and there is lots of counting and comparing to be done at the same time.  You can see too that if you have smaller pots which will dry out... Read More

twinkl logo 20/09/2013
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Creating Classroom Displays – Twinkl Guest Post

This article has been written by primary school teacher, Heather McAvan, who talks about the struggles with creating classroom displays in primary schools. One of the things I have always struggled with as a teacher is making displays and things to brighten up my classroom, I’m just not creative in that way! I was lucky enough to work with a really creative teacher a few years ago, we made such a great team as I was good at the more academic stuff and she came up with really fun ideas... Read More

02/07/2012
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Anyone for Tennis?

Although we cannot provide the strawberries and cream, nor make the sun shine on centre court, we at EYR have been following Wimbledon and the more active among us have even been inspired to pick up a racquet! If we had started younger who knows what we could have achieved? Tennis is a great way to keep children active and develop hand eye co-ordination and ball skills. Look in our Active Play range for a variety of early sports equipment, including mini rackets, mini foam tennis balls and plastic tennis sets. Who knows,... Read More