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Practical Foundation Stage science and technology

What is the simplest way of organising and undertaking regular practical science and technology at Foundation Stage?

The answer must be to have available a multiplicity of activities in which the children can participate.

For it is only through participating in science and technology, while being guided by adults, that foundation stage pupils are able to have their curiosity stimulated while their knowledge of what science and technology are about grows at the same time.

In short, the doing of science and technology has to be the basis of learning, while the guidance and direction is also always present.

It is to answer this need to find multiple activities which give foundation pupils the chance actively to participate in science and technology, that we have published a new edition of Science and Technology for the Early Years (2nd edition).

And to show you exactly how we meet this aim of practical activities suitable for children at foundation level we have made an extract from the book available, completely free, on line.  

To see one complete project taken from “Science and Technology for the Early Years (2nd Edition)” please click here You will also be able to review the whole index of 100+ activities included in the book here.

This activity is one of over 100 science and technology sessions that can be undertaken in the classroom, which are explored in detail in the book.   Also provided in the book are multiple ideas for designing resource areas to stimulate purposeful play.

You can order Science and Technology for the Early Years (2nd Edition) on our website either as a PDF for £12.99 or as a hardcopy book for £18.50. There is also the option to buy the hardcopy and PDF together at a discounted price of £22.40.

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Free creative teaching resource – litter and composting

Isn’t it a shame that as the weather warms up the amount of litter you see just seems to grow and grow. If children were more aware of how litter can be recycled would they act more responsibly towards the environment?

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Languages now not part of EBacc – report

Humanities: History and Geography only

Humanities: History and Geography only

The Independent has today reported that some language subjects, as well as Applied Science, Religious Education and ICT will not be eligible for the English Baccalaureate (EBacc).

Applied Science is considered to be vocational, hence its disappearance, whilst Religious Education will not be classed as a humanity.  Continue reading

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Poems for Teachers #3: Rubric for Enjoying a Firework Display

Each stanza of this poem follows the pattern of a Haiku: three lines of five syllables, seven syllables and then five syllables. The fact that there are five stanzas makes it balance.

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