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We'll be blogging every few days about various topics, so come back soon to see more!

  • superhero outfits

    To infinity...and beyond!

    19 March 2021 By Rachael Lythe - Category Buyer for Curriculum at YPO

    As the excitement of a very different Christmas for us all is now a distant memory, the start of 2021 has seen us all face another difficult time. The pressure on our NHS has been at a critical stage, many businesses remain closed, our high streets aren’t bustling with people and our schools were forced to close for a second time, with many parents resuming to home schooling.

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    Celebrate our diverse planet in secondary science

    17 March 2021 By Deborah Roberts - International education consultant, author and trainer

    Focusing on the theme the diversity of our planet, we've compiled a few simple science activities to help you celebrate our planet at your secondary school.

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  • teenage girl in engineering class

    Inspiring our secondary school science students

    17 March 2021 By Deborah Roberts - International education consultant, author and trainer

    We need to entertain, inspire and enthuse our future scientists. Our world wouldn’t be the same if we didn’t have modern medicine, technology and of course the latest mobile phone. But how do we engage all secondary school students in science?

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  • two primary school children playing badminton

    Your updated guide to the PE and sports premium

    04 December 2020 By Matthew Hancock – Procurement Assistant for Sports at YPO

    In July, the Department for Education confirmed that the £320 million PE and Sport Premium for primary schools, would continue in the 2020-2021 academic year.

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    Play tray inspiration

    18 November 2020 By Cosy

    The trusty play tray is versatile and easy-to-clean, making it the ideal resource for a wide range of activities, both indoor and out. Our friends at Cosy are always creating interesting and inspiring play tray ideas – here are some of their favourites.

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  • Making maths magical through play

    Making maths magical through play

    10 November 2020 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

    06 November 2020 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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  • Keeping your outdoor areas cosy in winter

    04 November 2020 By Cosy

    Winter is coming – but don’t let that stop you from embracing the great outdoors! Playing outdoors in the fresh, chilly open air can help build resistance and improve health.

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    Early years mental health activities

    26 October 2020 By Yellow Door

    Emotional well-being and resilience are vital to the development of young children, providing them with foundational skills for their adult life. Children who can understand, express, and regulate their emotions are well equipped for facing challenges, learning effectively, and planning how to manage themselves when experiencing emotional difficulties.

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  • children during lesson

    The Recovery Curriculum: a new and different term

    08 September 2020 By Rachael Lythe - Category Buyer of Curriculum at YPO

    The long-awaited return to school has arrived and with it comes a mix of emotions and a change to daily routines, school environments and socialising as structured learning recommences.

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