Rainbow Maths Sticks – Guest Blog from Creative Star Learning

Alistair Bryce-CleggUncategorized88 Comments

If you haven’t come across Creative Star Learning, then it is a definite to add to your blog list. It is hosted by the lovely Juliet Robertson who has some brilliant ideas for outdoor learning and play. I asked her if she would share a post on my blog. I am pleased to say she said ‘yes’! So, here it is. Thank you Juliet! The mathematical potential of a stick never ceases to amaze me. Here’s my latest idea which is remarkably simple and came about owing to overhearing someone mention colour coding. You get some sticks. You paint the ends different colours. You play with them. You explore the potential for maths. That’s it. Experiment! Now if you have … Read More

50 Fantastic Ideas…

Alistair Bryce-CleggUncategorized5 Comments

Lots of you will have some of Bloomsbury’s ’50 Fantastic ideas for….’ books. Indeed some of you might have the ones that I have written for them. I was having a chat with my lovely editor this week about my Transition into Year One book and she said that Bloomsbury were on the look out for new authors and ideas for the 50’s range. I always think that the best people to ask about ideas are the people who actually do the job so… Do you fancy writing a ’50 Fantastic Ideas’ book for Featherstone/Bloomsbury? If you think the answer to that question might be ‘yes’, then this is roughly how it works, although some of the details can be different … Read More

Inclusion and Early Years Practice – Kathy Brodie

Alistair Bryce-CleggGiveaway, Planning and Assessment, Uncategorized3 Comments

I am always on the look out for a good Early Years read, and when you find a book that is not only full of useful information, but has also been written by someone you know understands Early Years and practitioners – well that is just a bonus! I have worked with Kathy on a number of occasions delivering conferences and training for EYP’s (now EYT’s) in the North West. This is the third of Kathy’s books that I have read and I asked her if she wouldn’t mind doing a quick guest blog post to give you some more information about it. Kathy is also giving away five copies of the book. If you fancy getting your hands on one, … Read More

Cool Canvas Water Wall Giveaway

Alistair Bryce-CleggOutdoors, Uncategorized440 Comments

The last time that we did a Cool Canvas giveaway, it was for The Shack. The Shack was won by Kate Wood, and last week it was delivered to her school where it now has pride of place in her outdoor area.     It looks brilliant Kate, thanks for sharing the photos. If you fancy a Shack of your own then you can buy them via Cool Canvas . This time around, Oliver has donated one of these amazing water walls for one of you to win. The Water Wall consists of a 1.2m x 1.2m board with attached top quality gutters, brackets and pump with hose and is worth  £750 + vat. The water wall includes: Gutter x 7 Down … Read More