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Provision in KS1

Creating Calm in the Classroom

Check out my latest blog post over on KSEY consultancy’s page! KSEY is run by the lovely Kimberly, make sure to check out all of her fabulous training opportunities whilst you’re there! To read the post hit the link below!… Continue Reading →

Pumpkin Maths

It’s that time of year where social media is flooded with autumnal images and is it just me or is there an influx of pumpkin photos this year? So I started thinking about how we could use this seasonal vegetable… Continue Reading →

Getting started with a continuous provision approach in Key Stage One

The most frequent question I’m asked by other teachers is usually a paraphrased version of: I like the idea of continuous provision, but where do I begin? The prospect of migrating an entire new approach into your Key Stage One… Continue Reading →

Why I no longer ‘fit in’ continuous provision.

It doesn’t take a genius with a social media account to see that having continuous provision in Year One is definitely starting to spread as a trend across schools in England and it’s great because as anyone with an Early… Continue Reading →

Effective transition into Year One – a book review!

I finished reading ‘Effective transition into Year One’ by Alistair Bryce-Clegg last summer. Since then I’ve had had a full year of running provision in Year One, so now I feel like I’m in a place to review this book… Continue Reading →

What I learned from visiting St John’s C of E Primary School

Back in December I had the pleasure of visiting St John’s C of E Primary School in Bradford. You have probably seen their facebook page ‘Continuing provision into Key Stage One’ and may have read the guest blog post on… Continue Reading →

Subtraction SMASH!

This is so quick and easy to set up! Simply make some play dough (recipe on my Pinterest page here), use some different coloured chalk pens to write differentiated questions on the tuff spot and away you go! Begin by… Continue Reading →

Deconstructed small world

This small world area is inspired by our English focus on Journey stories. We follow the talk for writing approach and our focus text was Mr Gumpy’s Outing. The small world area played a big part in supporting the innovation… Continue Reading →

Phonics hook-a-duck

This is simply what it says on the tin! It’s phonics combined with hook-a-duck. You’ll need a tuff spot, glass beads for the bottom (optional), a hook-a-duck game (I bought mine from B&M at the end of the summer when… Continue Reading →

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