Cosy reading corner with a rug, cushions, and book shelf

Ideas To Celebrate Book Week

Heidi Overbye

  My favourite time of the year is approaching and I am getting really excited…Book Week will be here soon! Book Week is all about celebrating books as well as authors and illustrators. It’s a fantastic week and great to see young learners getting excited about books!

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Beebot maths ladder activity on floor with student

5 Mathematics Bee-Bot Lesson Ideas For The Classroom

Eleni Kyritsis

Bee-Bots are a wonderful digital technologies resource to introduce students to coding and computational thinking. The small robot can remember a sequence of up to 40 commands, directing it to move forwards and backwards in 15 cm increments, and to turn 90 degrees left and right.

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Active World Tray sorting activity featuring magnetic letters in coloured rice and magnetic fishing rods

5 Educational Ways To Use Your Active World Tray In The Classroom

Heidi Overbye

As an early years teacher, I am always looking for resources that will help my students learn through hands-on experiences. When choosing materials for my classroom, I endeavor to find versatile resources that can be used for multiple purposes.

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Loose Parts In The Learning Environment

Penny Groen

 What are loose parts? Loose parts are basically any loose, tactile materials and found objects that children can move about during play and exploration. They’re versatile, open-ended and can be added to any learning environment for children to adapt and to turn into anything their imagination allows.

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Tools and equipment on desk for a makerspace activity

What Is A Makerspace?

What is a Makerspace? A Makerspace can be any space in your school where students are able to come together to design, experiment, invent, craft and create. Makerspaces typically have a STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) focus, but can be tailored to apply to learning across all subject areas.

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LEGO Steam Park fairground teacup ride with fairy tale castle in background

How To Integrate STEAM Into Your Early Years Classroom

Heidi Overbye

STEAM – it’s a word that we’ve been hearing a lot of over the past few years. This year, the school I’m working at has STEAM as a focus for learning, so I have been particularly interested in learning more about this learning area and how I can integrate it into my Prep classroom.

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