Let The Children Do It: A Helicopter Story Nativity

Guest Blog: Kathryn Stevens Pre-school Teacher, Watermead Day Nursery, Leicestershire “Do a Nativity,” they said. “The parents will love it,” they said. And so we did. We bought a script and rehearsed for hours and hours, during the months of October, November, and December. The whole process was extremely stressful, and I am still not … Read moreLet The Children Do It: A Helicopter Story Nativity

A Class of Thirty Authors: Helicopter Stories in Year 1

Guest Blog: Shernice Donovan Year 1 Teacher, Rusthall St Paul’s, Kent Back in June 2018, when I found out I would be teaching Year 1 the following year, I was asked to dedicate every Friday morning to Helicopter Stories. This was a concept I knew very little about, only what I had heard from the … Read moreA Class of Thirty Authors: Helicopter Stories in Year 1

A celebration of the many positions children adopt when they engage with writing

The Ofsted Bold Beginnings report stated a need for children in Reception to be taught proper pencil grip and how to sit correctly at a table. But why does writing always have to happen at a table? For the children I work, with the amount of self-elected writing they engage with is phenomenal. But hardly … Read moreA celebration of the many positions children adopt when they engage with writing

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