For Teachers

Planning in the eyfs

The EYFS has changed… but has this changed your own personal planning? Are you continuing with what you know or seizing the opportunity to try something a bit different. Where do I start? For me, planning always starts with the learning environment. The continuous provision… thinking about what is always available to engage the children … Read more

Phase One Phonics

The building blocks of reading and writing Phase One Phonics Reading and Writing- two of the key skills that young children build when they begin their school journey. As a parent and teacher I find the reading journey astounding! Within a few short years children move from single letter sounds to being able to read … Read more

EYFS Assessment Update

Back in June I created a blog post on EYFS Assessment under the revised framework and my approach. It was hugely popular and I’m happy to say that the range of assessment check point trackers goes from 2 year olds through to ELG, with an optional add on for 5 term preschoolers. I am also … Read more

Planning for the EYFS 2021

The changes to planning, assessment and observation for the EYFS 2021 have got me reflecting on how we will be approaching next year… I had my first planning meeting in preparation for next year this week. Lots of changes afoot for us (change in class dynamic to Reception/ Year 1 alongside the EYFS reforms). I … Read more

Transitioning to Reception

With offers day having been and gone, and September fast approaching, many parents (and children) are beginning to feel anxious about the move to “big school”! For the last 8 years, I have been a Reception Class Teacher- the smiley face at the gate, telling parents it will all be fine and your children have … Read more