Wednesday, 11 May 2016


Tapestry Online Journal


An online journal recording all the learning and fun of children's early years education. 

Discover how Tapestry enhances and simplifies early years learning for teachers, practitioners and parents in this short video clip. Follow the link above.

You can experience the popular Tapestry online learning journal today with a free trial.

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

EEF Toolkits

Education Endowment Foundation

The Teaching & Learning Toolkit and The Early Years Toolkit are accessible summaries of educational research that provide guidance for professionals on how to use their resources to improve the learning of disadvantaged children. Together they cover 46 topics, each summarised in terms of their average impact on learning, the strength of the evidence supporting them and their cost.
The Toolkits are live resources that will be extended and updated on a regular basis as new summaries are completed and as findings from EEF-funded projects and other high-quality research become available.

Friday, 29 January 2016

Study Ladder/ Sumdog

These are great websites that the children can use to develop their knowledge and understanding in various subjects areas. Last year year 5 loved them for maths and found them really engaging and motivational. Why not sign up for free and give it a go? It only takes a short time to set up. See Mr Wood for support.

Carol Dweck - Growth Mindset

Monday, 4 January 2016

Times tables 'to be tested by age 11'

Every pupil in England will be tested on their times tables before leaving primary school, under government plans.
Pupils aged 11 will be expected to know their tables up to 12x12, and will be tested using an "on-screen check".
The checks will be piloted to about 3,000 pupils in 80 primary schools this summer, before being rolled out across the country in 2017.
Education Secretary Nicky Morgan said maths was a non-negotiable aspect of a good education.
The "on-screen check" examination will involve children completing multiplication challenges against the clock, which will be scored instantly.
The Department for Education says it is the first use of on-screen technology in National Curriculum tests.