Child File - The Graduated Response: making it effective in an early years setting. Part 1
Engaging and motivating children to learn to spell - playing with words, using all your senses and the power of a spelling app can work wonders argues James Passmore.
Maureen Hunt explains why movement is so essential for young children's learning.
Child File - The Graduated Response: making it effective in an early years setting - Part 2
Trees, the lungs of the earth in many ways, are often looked to as our life source, but revered children’s poet Kate Williams shares how the humble tree can transform the unlikely writer into the most articulate poet.
Children in England are still starting their primary education with considerable differences in their maths skills and those differences continue right through their education. Liz Bayram explores how achieving a strong maths foundation in a child’s early years can make all the difference.
A working definition for every child included might be ‘coming together to ensure every child is included, regardless of background, challenge or need’. This brief article discusses four strands of activity that will facilitate teachers, leaders, parents and carers to come together around the child to ensure inclusion, with the common aim of improving outcomes.
The new early years system is lacking, regressive and unlikely to deliver. Natalie Perera, Head of Research at the Education Policy Institute, exposes the strategy’s major flaws.
Providers are divided over how effective technology is in the early years. Elpida Ahtaridou and Dr. Sue Bodman cite the research to propose a way forward.