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  1. Transporting

    Could you encourage the children to work together to draw a chalk obstacle course for the child to steer his wheelbarrow around? There could be checkpoints along the way- where he could collect items that interest him? This could bring in other children to use the plastic wheelbarrows to follow the same course. Lots of directions this may go in for different children- stopwatches to see how fast they can go round the course, or language development discussing their collections for example...
  2. Role Play Areas - Four Questions

    I'm sure you are already aware of ABC Does. This article talks about deconstructed role play. I know several schools and settings that have had great success with this approach. What do you do in your Role Play.docx
  3. New update ... here to help!

    Hello, Am I still able to cut and paste into an post? And if I can, how? I used to be able to highlight text from a document, then paste it into the post. It isn't letting me do that now. Thanks Nicola
  4. Hello, My colleague wondered whether you all had any advice to offer over baseline assessments for EY. They have used EExBA for the past two years as they felt it was the one that fitted in best with the Early Years ethos based on observations. However, it doesn't fit with Target Tracker which is what they use for the rest of their data throughout the year. Because EExBA was used for their baseline, their first set of Target Tracker data was December which felt like it was late on in the Autumn Term. The team are currently looking at whether Target Tracker will allow them to input as a baseline but if not they are not sure whether to go with EExBA again or not. Is anyone else having this debate? What have you decided to do? EExBA or Target Tracker? Thank you...
  5. The EYFS Profile remains 2017-2018!

    Nursery World article on headlines http://www.nurseryworld.co.uk/nursery-world/news/1159297/eyfs-profile-remains-statutory-and-good-level-of-development-on-the-rise?utm_content=&utm_campaign=20.10.16%20practice&utm_source=Nursery%20World&utm_medium=adestra_email&utm_term=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nurseryworld.co.uk%2Fnursery-world%2Fnews%2F1159297%2Feyfs-profile-remains-statutory-and-good-level-of-development-on-the-rise
  6. The EYFS Profile remains 2017-2018!

    This is the link to the EYFS Profile reports 2015-2016. http://www.foundationyears.org.uk/files/2016/10/EYFSP-2015-16.pdf This is the national first release. The local authority Profile Handbook will hopefully be released by end of November- we will let you know when it is available. Thank you
  7. The EYFS Profile remains 2017-2018!

    It has been confirmed today that the EYFS Profile will now remain in place for the 2017 to 2018 academic year! So we can presume that we will have two more years of EYFS Profile results, Summer 2017 and Summer 2018 Foundation Years: Great early years and childcare bulletin: The DfE has published the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile result: 2015 to 2016. The profile results show that nationally, 69.3 per cent of children achieved a good level of development, an increase of 3 percentage points (ppts) on 2015. The gap for children achieving at least the expected level in all early learning goals decreased nearly 1 percentage point from 16.6 ppts in 2015 to 15.7 ppts in 2016. Both girls and boys have shown improvement but boys have improved at a faster rate. The Secretary of State for Education, Justine Greening, has also announced that the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile will remain in place for the 2017 to 2018 academic year.
  8. Finger Puppets in Primark!

    Of course not
  9. I love these finger puppets on sale in Primark. The woodland and safari packs are £2.80 and the Finding Dory set were £3.50. So many ways these could be used- especially as they are essentially made for bathtime fun! I found them by the upstairs tills in the Bedford store.
  10. Cohort Tracker

    Children who are looked after / looked after children
  11. Cohort Tracker

    Kim, I have messaged you...
  12. Cohort Tracker

    Hello, You can click on the heading tab i.e. where it says gender and then tick the boxes of the group that you want to view i.e. boys. You can sort more than one column at a time so you could for example select boys that are funded twos. This isn't a perfect spreadsheet but I hope you find it useful and please do feel free to amend
  13. Rhyming Text Books

    My Friend Bear by Jez Alborough ::1a
  14. New SEF

    I can't see anything newer than Oct 2013 on their website. Are you sure the guidance is from Ofsted? I know some local authorities have devised their own in line with the new judgements...
  15. Cohort Tracker

    Children who are looked after..
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