ABC Does…. New Conference Dates and Destinations.

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I have just added some more conference dates for 2017 and 2018. Also, as well as our regular destinations we have added a few new ones like Leicester, Cambridge, Glasgow, Belfast, Cardiff and Chester. All of the details for the training, content and a booking form can be found on the conferences tab on the blog. It would be BRILLIANT …

Planning for Continuous Provision – Reception and Year One

alistair@abcdoes.com Child Initiated Learning, Continuous Provision, Creativity, EYFS Policy and Practice, Nurseries, Planning and Assessment 9 Comments

If you are looking at an effective transition for children into Year One then your timetable will be very similar to a good Reception one rather than a more traditional Year One format. Your children will have periods of direct adult input this could be whole class or group depending on what you are teaching. The children will then spend …

The Wonder of Woodwork! – Guest blog by Pete Moorhouse

alistair@abcdoes.com Boys Learning, Child Initiated Learning, construction, Continuous Provision, Creativity, Nurseries 6 Comments

When I was training to teach and after I qualified, I remember most Nursery and Reception classes that I visited having a workbench as part of their provision. As time went on and the world got a little bit Health and Safety crazy, they all seemed to disappear. The skills that children can learn whilst carrying out this sort of …

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 …