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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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  • a series of plants growing with different students names on

    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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  • child reading

    Top tips to encourage children to read by choice

    28 April 2021 By Leanne Jephcott – Curriculum Specialist at Peters

    This year Children’s Book Week takes place from 3-9 May, and 2021 also marks the celebration’s 100th anniversary. Children’s Book Week aims to inspire children everywhere to love reading for fun. Below are some top tips for teachers and parents to encourage all children to develop a love of reading, including even your most reluctant of readers!

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  • Eden reading corner

    How to create an inclusive reading corner

    27 April 2021 By Emily Mayer - Marketing Communications Executive at Eden Learning Spaces

    Bring out your child’s inner bookworm and create a dedicated reading space where they can lose themselves in their favourite page turner. A space that feels comforting and peaceful. Sounds great, but how do you get started?

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  • two primary school children playing badminton

    Your updated guide to the PE and Sport Premium

    26 April 2021 By Matthew Hancock – Procurement Assistant for Sports at YPO

    With the PE and Sport Premium funding continuing until the end of the current academic year in England, we’ve provided an updated guide to help answer any questions you may have.

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  • Virtual call

    Save Education: Mobile and Unified Communications

    20 April 2021 By Matt Dykes – Chief Operating Officer, Abzorb

    Although the children are now back at school there will still be thousands who are having to self-isolate if they have tested positive for COVID-19 or have been in contact with someone who has it, and will need to ‘home school’. So, daily disruption in UK schools will sadly be the reality for the foreseeable future and education will be delivered by a hybrid approach of digital learning and face to face in the classroom.

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  • 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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  • Egg making

    Engaging Easter Activities for Schools

    16 March 2021 By The YPO Team

    Not only are eggs topical, but they’re also a simple yet versatile resource that’s affordable and fun. We’ve rounded up our favourite egg-themed activities for primary schools and nurseries to celebrate Easter both indoors and out. Have fun!

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  • teacher and student

    YOU are the perfect teacher

    10 March 2021 By Cath Chell, Director at Learn Well

    What a challenging time to be a teacher! This wasn’t the start to the year that you had planned. Not only have you had to manage all of your personal worries and concerns, but you have also had to be there for each and every child in your care.

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