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Hop Little Bunny… Hop, hop, hop

Yippeeeee! Spring is in the air and little ones everywhere are hopping and jumping about for joy like cute little bunny rabbits and baby chicks with a wonderful excitement for a new season upon us. Now the dark afternoons and gloomy days are behind us and we’re spotting new daffodils popping up all over the place we’re delighted…

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“What a lovely noise Emily…!”

Mrs Shortman said as she tried to disguise the fact she was attempting to cover her ears from the high pitched piercing noise coming from one 4 year old playing multiple musical instruments simultaneously with the objective of just making the biggest noise on earth imaginable. Thankfully for Mrs Shortman and for YOU we have an alternative…

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I love you to the moon and back…. & more!

Yes we know they can be cheeky little monkeys at times but doesn’t your heart melt when you hear them say those three magic words: I love you? Proud and with a warm heart watching the children you teach every day express their emotions in words or on paper to the people in their life…

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Colouring inside the lines

Guest Blog Author: Ms R, Assistant Headteacher at a Primary School in Manchester. “All you do is teach the children to colour inside the lines isn’t it?” This is one of the most frequent, tongue in cheek comments I hear from teaching colleagues. Everytime I hear it, I grit my teeth and smile tightly, whilst burning…

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“Are we nearly there yet?”

Children love them and yes teachers love them too! There’s the build up of excitement, something different and unusual to look forward to and a day out away from the school premises. We’re talking School TRIPS!! So we all know the benefits for children and why we carefully plan these outings but no matter what,…

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I wasn’t any good at Maths at School…

^^ Is often one thing you’ll hear parents say. They aren’t trying to put their children off, but the opposite and they don’t want their fear of numbers as a child to be replicated in their own children. Luckily for all the parents, their children have YOU!…. Ta Dah! And this is where we come…

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Chocolate for breakfast? 25 days in a row?

So Christmas is about treats, right? Well…. yes, but chocolate before breakfast every day from December 1st right up until Christmas Day? Where they’ll then be numerous sweet options in huge tins that would normally last you a year but we end up consuming on one day! Therefore to keep parents (and dentists!) happy we’ve…

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I can’t do ‘a’ but I’m good at ‘o’

Guest Blog Author: Ms R, Assistant Headteacher at a Primary School in Manchester. Having been lucky enough to have had a complete refurb of the FS unit, I have three spacious writing areas in FS2 as well as numerous writing opportunities throughout the provision. In the pictured area below I sat with Jacob and asked him…

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What do you get between six weeks of bliss and the C word?

Remember that lovely summer break with long sunny days, lie-­ins & grown-­up conversation….?? Yes we know it does feel like a zillion years ago but it really wasn’t that long since the summer. Well, before we all get geared up for the big C, we’ve an absolutely wonderful time of year to enjoy. Imagine this…crunchy…

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