Superheroes, Weapon Play and a Giveaway

admin Boys Learning, Child Initiated Learning, Role Play, Talk, Weapon and Superhero Play 172 Comments

Last month was all about Superheroes for me. It is not that I developed an overriding urge to wear my underpants over my trousers (although it has been known!). I just ended up doing a lot of talking, writing and idea sharing around the positive impact of Superhero and Weapon play for children in Early Years. March saw the official …

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What Ofsted are looking for in EYFS

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From my experience of working with lots of settings across the country the story when it comes to Ofsted inspections is still mixed at best. There still seems to be a huge difference between what different inspectors see as 'good practice'. Although we should be primarily driven by best outcomes for children and not teaching for Ofsted, it is the …

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See you at the Ed Show?

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The Education Show 2014 is taking place at the NEC in Birmingham again this year. You can get more details about where it is and what is on here.  I have been before as a visitor, but this year I am having to earn my keep! I will be there all day on Friday (21st March). If you want to come …

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Continuous Provision Planning

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Planning for Continuous Provision can be very time consuming and what gets written on paper often doesn't translate into actual practice. I have been working with a number of schools and settings looking at how they can make their Continuous Provision planning less of a chore and more effective so, I thought I would share what we have been doing …

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Scorpions In Your Sand Tray and other Outdoor Play!

admin Boys Learning, Continuous Provision, Outdoors 18 Comments

This February half term I was lucky enough to be invited to go out to Brunei and work with the team at Hornbill School.  The school  caters for both Nepali children of Gurkha soldiers and children of serving British military and civilian MOD personnel.  It has over 480 children from 3 – 11 years of age.  Usually the school has …

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