A Trip to Grayrigg Primary – Start Small, Think Big

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I ended the school year back in July with a trip to Grayrigg Primary School – just north of Kendal. When it comes to school ethos statements, they make some pretty big claims. Our school is not about expecting children to conform, but about inspiring every child to be the best person they can possibly be: Academically; Personally; Spiritually; Socially …

Big Texture Kitchen Giveaway

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Whether your texture kitchen is a bespoke creation or is an organic ‘happening’ as part of children’s imaginative play within their environment, it can be a springboard to lots of learning experiences alongside their domestic role play. Hopefully this week has given you a few ideas of how you can expand the play with a more ‘Creative’ focus. There will be more blogs …

Texture Kitchens – Berry Paint

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To encourage children to explore some different painting techniques in your outdoor space, there is nothing more engaging than being able to make your own paint. That can be as simple as mud paint (more of that tomorrow) or you can try making berry paint. Berries are in abundance at this time of the year and obviously not all of …