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  • Children drawing on a chalkboard

    Five things you should know about Singapore Maths

    17 May 2022 By The YPO Team

    Maths Mastery, or Singapore Maths as it’s more commonly known, was first seen in UK schools in 2014. The term, originally coined in the US, describes an approach developed in Singapore, using a three-step learning process.

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    How to create a calm classroom using mindfulness

    09 May 2022 By Berol

    Mindfulness is about training the brain to focus on the present moment rather than worrying about past or future events which may or may not happen. It encourages a person to switch on all of their senses to foster greater awareness, attention and curiosity of what is happening now. Try our fun mindfulness activity to help support a calm classroom.

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  • children in classroom

    Make the most of your classroom budget with edding

    04 April 2022 By edding

    To help make the most of your classroom budget, without compromising on quality and longevity, we’ve put together a list of our top tips for maximising your budget and stretching your resources.

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  • Making maths magical through play

    Making maths magical through play

    18 March 2022 By Learn Well

    Make it sparkly and twinkly, make it squidgy and smelly, make it natural and textured. Let children use real things and lots of them. Let them hold them, move them, squish them, smell them, describe them and yes, count them. Doing the same thing in lots of different ways, using all of the senses, will build a strong sense of number: the awesome one, the tantalising two, the thunderous three, the fabulous four!

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  • mum teaching maths with child

    The power of passion and positivity for maths

    17 March 2022 By Catherine Chell from Learn Well

    In this blog, Cath from Learn Well discusses the importance of having a positive outlook when learning or teaching maths and provides some top tips to nurture a passion for maths!

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  • Pumpkin craft for kids

    Let's make Halloween together

    21 October 2021 By The YPO Team

    We’re helping you plan your festivities for the rest of the year with unique Halloween crafts for kids that are easy to follow but fun to make together! Each Halloween activity uses only a handful of products, making them both affordable and simple to recreate.

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  • Botley coding robot

    Simple ways to make teaching coding fun

    09 August 2021 By Learning Resources®

    In this blog, Learning Resources UK list some simple, fun ideas for teaching coding concepts.

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  • Children learning outdoors

    10 ideas to take learning outdoors on a budget

    21 July 2021 By Justine Lee, Communications and Fundraising Manager at Council for Learning Outside the Classroom

    Taking your learning outside the classroom is an easy way to motivate your class, engage them with a subject and help them be more active. It can help you achieve school priorities while also making learning fun and positively impact behaviour, learning, and attainment. But it can be hard knowing where or how to get started. Here are 10 cost-effective ways to take learning beyond the classroom:

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  • Colourful classroom

    How colour influences productivity in a classroom

    08 July 2021 By Sally Murphy – Director at Metroplan

    As we begin the shift back into the classroom and back to a life of routine, children must be braced with a mindset to learn amongst the exciting stimulation of reuniting with school friends and the hurly-burly of school life.

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    Top tips for an eco-friendly classroom

    24 May 2021 By The YPO Team

    Here are some useful tips to implement in the classroom to encourage children to be more environmentally conscious.

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