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James T. (Nursery Nook)
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Learning to share*
*Perhaps this should read, 'Desperately despises but beginning to accept the need to learn to share.' I've spent a great chunk of this year modelling a new sharing practice with my children.  Its super simple and super effective (for the most part).  "Shari...
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Loose parts
I've dabbled with loose parts in my classrooms over the years.  I've never been inspired sufficiently to go for anything too over the top.  However I recently visited Scrap Leeds and was really inspired by the provision established by the Leeds 0-5 improvem...
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Superhero words
I've spent a lot over the last few months working on a sight word program for children in Early Years. I call it Superhero words. This is designed to be taught alongside synthetic phonics. I learned words by sight at school and whilst I agree synthetic phon...
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Reflections: I 'do' group time
As part of a collection of reflective posts I want to think about some aspects of my practice - in particular, those which others might not necessarily follow. For me, group time in Nursery was something I inherited from predecessors. When I was an NQT, the...
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Superhero writing area
So one of our fabulous team members has been working EXTREMELY hard on our superhero writing area. The initial reason for this was because the area wasn't being well used. We decided to do something that might engage the boys a little more too. Its workin...
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New school, new challenges, new adventure
So in July I handed in my keys at Green Lane, said my goodbyes and left the grand city of Bradford behind.  I've had a wonderful 5 years there.  I started in my NQT year and worked my way to leading the Nursery.  I've met some wonderful staff, parents and c...
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The Nook Book
Its finally here!  I've been working on this for ages, or at least thinking about it.  The Nook Book.  Its available on iBooks for idevices (this is the preferred format so it works best in that) or as a PDF.  See the links below: iBooks:  https://itunes.ap...
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Developing independence in the Early Years
As part of my middle leadership role in my old school I was asked to complete a teacher-led enquiry on the development of independence.  Below is the research paper I produced from the project.  Why did I decide to undertake this study? There is a perceptio...
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Developing independence in the Early Years
As part of my middle leadership role in my old school I was asked to complete a teacher-led enquiry on the development of independence.  Below is the research paper I produced from the project.  Why did I decide to undertake this study? There is a perceptio...
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Talk4Writing
So when we first set out on the Talk4Writing journey I was not impressed, to say the least. My dislike came from studying Talk4Writing at Uni and not really appreciating its benefits to younger children who I wanted to teach. As a advocator of good communic...
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