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Best Practice in the Early Years – Win A Copy!

alistair@abcdoes.com Uncategorized 334 Comments

When it comes to ABC books, it seems that recently they are a bit like buses. You wait ages and then two come at once! There were ‘printing issues’ with Continuous Provision – The Skills which meant it was greatly delayed. Then this week (on schedule). Bloomsbury released ‘Best Practice in the Early Years’ and gave me 5 copies to giveaway.   …

alistair@abcdoes.comBest Practice in the Early Years – Win A Copy!

Foundation Stage Progress Tracker

alistair@abcdoes.com EYFS Policy and Practice, Uncategorized 12 Comments

Last week had a bit of everything in it for me. I did some work in settings, writing and a conference delivery and the common thread to the whole week was making judgements about progress in Foundation Stage (amongst other things). I started my week in The Friars Primary in Salford. The Friars is about 20 mins away from home so …

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Will your Reception class be HOT this summer?!

alistair@abcdoes.com Continuous Provision, Transition 5 Comments

Ah, it is third term in Reception. The time when you see all of your hard work come to fruition. All those hours of slog are going to be worth it. I imagine third term Reception is the Early Years equivalent to ‘finishing school’. Just look at what they have become…. It will only be a matter of months before …

alistair@abcdoes.comWill your Reception class be HOT this summer?!

Make your own dinosaur eggs!

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I am off on my travels over the Easter holidays so am re-posting this old blog on how to make your own dinosaur eggs – I know many of you have already tried it. Of course it doesn’t have to be dinosaurs….   When it comes to dinosaurs, there is hardly an Early Years setting that doesn’t dig up a bone …

alistair@abcdoes.comMake your own dinosaur eggs!

Shack Winner!

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The winner of the fantastic ABC Does and Cool Canvas shack is…..  Katie Wood Congratulations Katie! If you can send me an email message with your contact details we can get your Shack made up. Special mention to the team at Heygarth Primary who took to verse to enter the giveaway… We are trying to improve outside, But are finding …

alistair@abcdoes.comShack Winner!

Objective Led Planning – a recap.

alistair@abcdoes.com Child Initiated Learning, Continuous Provision 35 Comments

Those of you I have worked with, who have been on my training or read my books will know that I am a huge fan of Objective Led Planning. It came about in my own teaching because I began to realise that although attainment with the groups I was working with during sessions of Continuous Provision was good, the progress …

alistair@abcdoes.comObjective Led Planning – a recap.