Body Percussion – A Universal Language. Guest Post by Ollie Tunmer

alistair@abcdoes.com Boys Learning, Child Initiated Learning, Creativity, Music, Reading, Talk, Uncategorized 1 Comment

I first met Ollie from Beat Goes On last year when he was running a workshop at a conference that I was speaking at. While Ollie was running his training I was setting up my equipment so I only got to watch and listen, but what he was doing really made we want to join in! It was just great …

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 …

Brilliant Idea for your Writing Area…

alistair@abcdoes.com Boys Learning, Child Initiated Learning, Continuous Provision, Mark Making, Reading 33 Comments

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, …

Jolly Phonics – Guest Post

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Jolly Phonics is one of those things that seems to have been around for EVER! I remember using it when I was on teaching practice way back in the early 90's. If like me you thought it was a programme just for initial sound recognition and not much else you might want to read on… Thanks to Sara for writing this post that explains …