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TTS Double Sided Workbench Giveaway

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I have had a really good response to my guest blogpost by Pete Moorhouse on the ‘joys’ and the value of woodwork in the Early Years (find that blogpost here). It seems lots of you are already having a go or were inspired to have a go at introducing that sort of learning into your provision. The lovely folk at …

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We’re Going on a Teeth Hunt!

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We found a box next to Mrs Walton-Wallace’s chair at fruit time. The box looked very old and we thought it was from a person who likes clothes because of the buttons. We carefully opened the box and were astonished to find a set of teeth. We thought they could belong to Mrs Holmes or Miss Bowles so we checked, …

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Planning for Continuous Provision

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Whether you are referring to ‘Continuous Provision’ as an environment, a group of resources or a period of time. The ethos and the aspiration are exactly the same. Well planned Continuous Provision can be an absolute gift when it comes to raising the attainment of children through active learning and high level engagement. Badly planned Continuous Provision can also be …

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Granny’s Teeth and The Pirates Next Door!

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This week Granny’s Teeth were discovered by Reception 2 at Fiddlers Lane Primary School in Irlam… In Reception 2, we have been exploring Pirates Ohhh Arrrr! We began by reading a very interesting story ‘The Pirates Next Door’. We described the characters and the children were particularly interested in the character ‘Nugget’. They described her as ‘Cheeky’ and ‘Cute’. They …

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Ice Cream Dough

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I was in the North East yesterday to deliver Excellence in Early Years. It was great to be back in my ‘home’ town, although this time no pease pudding or stottie cakes were consumed (shame)! During the course of the day, amongst all things Early Years. we talked about the Malleable Materials table and how you can make it more …

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Granny`s Teeth get a taste of Grayrigg!

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Granny`s Teeth get a taste of Grayrigg! Granny`s teeth have chattered their way up to Grayrigg CE School in Cumbria this week and were a perfect fit for the magical mayhem and madness of our wonderful setting! Grayrigg is a tiny but perfectly formed rural school nestling in the lap of the Howgill fells just outside of Kendal. The Acorns …