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Primary Resources

09/05/2022
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Simple Storage Solution Hacks for your Setting

As we all know, finding storage can be a recurring nightmare for many early years’ settings. From classrooms and nurseries to childminder and pack-away settings, there is always the issue of where to store the never-ending supply of resources for little ones. In this blog, we will discuss a variety of creative storage solution hacks for both indoor and outdoor resources. This will include some repurposed and upcycled solutions designed to provide you with more functional space without breaking the bank. Factors to Consider It is important to consider a... Read More

04/04/2022
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How To Spend Your Primary PE and Sport Premium Effectively

Primary PE and Sport Premium  This post was last updated in March 2022. 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 2021/22 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! Offering a broad range of PE activities in your school... Read More

08/03/2022
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How to make a minibeast hotel

What is a minibeast? A minibeast, creepy crawlies, insects and bugs are quite literally a small animal. They are defined as “invertebrates” which means that they don’t have a skeleton inside their body. This often means they have other forms of protection such as shells or hard coverings called “exoskeletons”. Some of the more commonly known types of minibeast are spiders, bees, butterflies, snails, worms, centipedes and caterpillars but there are actually around 25’000 different types of minibeast living in the UK! How do minibeasts help the environment? Although they... Read More

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

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