Reception Children from St Marks School l;earning to ride their bikes.

Pedal and Scoot – Bikes in your outdoor area!

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Last year I posted this guest post all about how one school in Cumbria was working with Annie from ‘Pedal and Scoot’ to teach children how to ride a two wheeled bike (with great success). At the time Annie was providing this service alongside her day job, but I am pleased to tell you that she is now doing ‘Pedal …

alistair@abcdoes.comPedal and Scoot – Bikes in your outdoor area!

Great Shack Giveaway!

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I am really pleased to let you know that ‘The Shack’ is now officially for sale! It is a truly unique space that can be used for a variety of purposes, both indoors and out. The Shack starts its life as a pallet and is mounted on lockable wheels that give you the freedom to move it around your space. …

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booknook

Have you got a ‘book nook’?

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Have you got a book nook? Well, if you haven’t, you might want to consider getting yourself one or two. Church Drive Primary Not only are they a great way to use your space, they also have a fantastic impact on children’s engagement with reading. So, what is wrong with a ‘book corner’? Well, there is noting ‘wrong’ with a book …

alistair@abcdoes.comHave you got a ‘book nook’?

And the winner is…

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A real heartfelt thanks to everyone who donated to my Marie Curie Cancer Care giveaway. I was absolutely blown away by your generosity! In the end the winner was….Abbi Howell – so it looks like I am off to Wiltshire! I am looking forward to working with Abbi and her team. Thanks again everyone and don’t worry, there will be …

alistair@abcdoes.comAnd the winner is…

New Conference Dates…

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Here are the new conference dates for my ABC Does Conferences. We are trying a couple of different destinations for this round (as well as some of our regulars), so hopefully there will be one near you! Along with the new conference dates there is now also a new online booking system to make the process really easy. Conference venues …

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WritingAreaBrilliant

Brilliant Idea for your Writing Area…

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As anyone who is a regular reader of the blog will know, I am very passionate about getting children writing (especially boys). Over the past few years I have done lots of project work with individual settings and Local Authorities on improving Mark Making and Writing across a variety of settings. So, I spend lots of my time thinking about, …

alistair@abcdoes.comBrilliant Idea for your Writing Area…