What do you get if you cross and egg with a laminating pouch?

This is an Understanding the World activity that I guarantee you and your children will LOVE! All you need is some laminating pouches, an iron, an ironing board, some A4 paper and a few random objects. Now, most of you will have spent many a happy hour slaving over (and probably jamming) your laminator making various labels and resources. Well, today you are going to give the laminator a rest and seal your pouches by hand using an iron. The reason that we want to seal them by hand is that we are going to try and trap something exciting in the middle of the pouch for the children to observe and poke. I know this is the time of...

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Continuous Provision in Year One at St John’s, Bradford – Curriculum Coverage

This is the second blog post from Jo at St Johns Church of England School in Bradford. After the first one here I got lots of questions about curriculum coverage and play. So, I asked Jo to write me another blog post to talk me through how they approach it. Over to you Jo.... One question I am repeatedly asked… ‘How do you ensure you teach all the aspects of the curriculum within a provision based setting?’ The response isn’t always the answer they expect… ‘We don’t!’ Well, when I say we don’t, what I actually mean is that we don’t ‘teach’ it all, in the usual sense of the word. Do we manage to manage to ‘cover’ the curriculum? The...

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Sally Neaum Book Winners

The winners of the Sally Neaum book Giveaway are.. Bernie from Kingswood Janice Woodcock Rosie Joyce Trudy Fletcher Lindsey Davies Michelle Gadsdon CONGRATULATIONS! If you send me an email (alistair@abcdoes.com) with the address that you would like your book to be delivered to then I will get Sage to pop a copy in the post!   Alistair

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