Teaching

The Magic of the Outdoor Kitchen by Laura Hankinson

  The Magic of the Outdoor Kitchen The outdoor Kitchen is a staple in all our settings, and an essential component of an enabling environment. It is one of my favourite places to play, and incidentally seems to be a favourite with my Class too. It is an area we are constantly reviewing and enhancing …

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The Magic in Everything by Sarah Watkins

  Sarah Watkins has taught every year group at primary level and was previously Head of School. She now teaches Reception. She regularly writes for Teach Early Years The Magic in Everything “My father taught me to see the magic in everything. Growing up, magic was in the sunrise and the rainfall. In every expression …

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Ready to read and write? Check that core skills are in place first …..

  Diana has presented research at speech and language therapy conferences both in the UK and in Europe, is co-author of the WellComm Big Book of Ideas (2010) and has worked as a Specialist Advisor for the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Jo has worked with children with SLCN for 30 years. She worked as a …

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The Past Can Hurt. But You Can Either Run From It or Learn From It by Rosie Birks

  “The past can hurt. But you can either run from it or learn from it.” The Rafiki approach to integrating EY knowledge into Secondary School Classrooms I confess that I am not an expert in EY – I am far from it. However, I am a curious non-expert who recognises the importance of this …

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A View from the (Early Years) Burrow by David Wright

  A few days spent monitoring social media provides ample evidence of the debates taking place regarding education in England. Much of this is unhelpfully polarised into ‘enlightened’ and diametrically opposed camps, both claiming the moral high ground. It is a particularly unedifying rabbit hole to peer into, characterised by dogma, intolerance, fanaticism, vitriol, child-like …

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