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

  • 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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  • Early years

    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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  • children expressing emotions

    Having a positive impact on children's wellbeing

    03 September 2020 By Rose Riley - Content Writer and Editor at Twinkl

    In this blog, Twinkl has compiled some useful top tips to enable pupils to cope with the pressures of growing up in today’s society, stay happy, healthy and safe and fulfil their potential by making their wellbeing a priority at school.

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  • teachers in staff meeting

    Top staff wellbeing tips you can use

    26 August 2020 By Rose Riley - Content Writer and Editor at Twinkl

    In this blog, Twinkl has compiled some useful top tips to help you encourage wellbeing amongst staff in your school along with lots of resources to engage your team.

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  • Empty classroom

    How can we safely social distance at school?

    22 May 2020 By The YPO Team

    As we anticipate the return to school for early years, some primary schools and potentially some secondary schools, many are questioning how it is going to be possible to adhere to social distancing in the classroom and throughout the building.

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  • balloon powered car

    Useful activities to make STEM teaching fun!

    17 February 2020 By Rachael Lythe - Category Buyer for Curriculum at YPO

    Science, technology, engineering and maths: STEM projects and activities are proving to be a great way to encourage teamwork, problem-solving and creative based learning in the classroom. We have put together some easy activities using recycled materials to help get you started.

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  • children meditating in gymnasium

    Meditation and mindfulness for children

    23 January 2020 By Suzanne Shenderey - Hypnotherapist and mindfulness teacher

    Mindfulness allows children to cultivate a greater awareness of others, the world and themselves. All children need to learn how to pay attention, focus and concentrate, listen and learn and to be wise in relationships with themselves (their thoughts and emotions) and others.

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  • young girl playing with paint and glitter

    Celebrating Chinese New Year with arts and crafts

    15 January 2020 By Melanie Godley - Category Buyer for Arts, Crafts and Creative Textiles at YPO

    Full of bright and lively celebrations, 2020's Chinese New Year is just around the corner. Help your youngsters understand the importance of discovering Chinese culture and mythology as well as bringing good luck into the new year!

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