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Communication and language: Upcycle old books

In part four of her series on sustainability, Hilary White explores the different ways we can reuse materials such as picture books to teach children the value of breathing new life into old objects.

Mathematics: Monkey Do!

The fourth part of this series linking maths and children's books focuses on Monkey Do! by Allan Ahlberg and Andre Amstutz. As the Monkey jumps from page to page, use it as an opportunity to teach children in your setting about positional language.


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Have your say about proposed changes to the EYFS

  • Thursday, November 7, 2019

The early years sector has until 31 January to respond to the Government’s consultation on proposed changes to the statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

What the teachers say

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Focus: What children learn from messy play

  • Wednesday, October 9, 2019

In this extract from Messy Play in the Early Years, Sue Gascoyne provides a theoretical perspective on children's ‘material engagements’, while keeping hands-on practice clearly in view. A deeper understanding of messy play is key to making it an exciting learning opportunity for all children.

Implementing change

  • Tuesday, October 8, 2019

In part two of Dr Sue Allingham's series exploring Ofsted's new nursery and school inspection frameworks, she discusses what it means to implement a curriculum.

Everything to play for

  • Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Do children value learning as much as play? Rachel Hingston conducts interviews and observes children's behaviour in their learning environment to discover whether play always trumps learning.

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