Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps… we should play. Why don’t we collect our pennies, count them up and link hands in a chain to the toy shop? Hand in hand, we trot (and try not gallop) to Smyths. Who doesn’t adore an hour in the den of all dens, shops of all shops? Some adults. But, for … Continue reading “Let’s bubble about – right now!”Continue reading →
December 24, 2017
by Claire Smith Comments Off on Rudolph, I’ve got a letter for you (and Santa too, of course)!
Many people scrunch up their face or roll their eyes when they think of maths, many believe that it is boring. I reckon it does not have to be that way- maths can be fun! I believe that we as teachers need to liven up the idea of maths and bring in cross curricular […] Continue reading →
November 1, 2016
by Kim Rennie Comments Off on Outdoor play in Early Years
For my second week back at nursery, I was asked to spend my afternoon outdoors. This request was met by my delight at the chance to have a look into some more learning in the outdoor particularly as this is an age that I have had no experience working outdoors with. In the nursery there …
On Wednesday, as my previous blog post stated, I was off for my first day of nursery for part of my Transition Project at university. The nerves this morning were there a little bit but not as much as the night before. The minute I walked into the school, I was greeted by a lovely receptionist …
Before I get started, Happy World Teacher Day! Facebook reminded me today that it was 5 years ago that I lasted stepped foot in a nursery. That was for a grand total of one afternoon and I was a 15 year old who was keeping an open mind to my career path. I must have …
Following what seemed like a never-ending pile of paperwork for my placement portfolio and an unfortunate trip to A&E, I have had little time to write a blog post that I felt did my placement justice. My intention was to blog throughout my time at the school however I was so busy that I needed […] Continue reading →
March 26, 2016
by Hannah-Jayne Ward Comments Off on L4L Placement: Goleman, Gardner and ELSA?
As mentioned in my previous post, I am utilising my blog as a reflective tool for my Learning from Life placement. My placement is based in an integrated mainstream and special school and I have had the opportunity to work with the pastoral team over the past two weeks to begin my work experience. Working […] Continue reading →
January 27, 2016
by Kim Rennie Comments Off on Upstart Dundee Launch
Upstart is a campaign for a nationwide moment to push back the starting age for school in Scotland from 4 or 5 years old to 7 years old to allow time for play and for children to be a child for as long as possible. Queue the mad panic from parents. But just wait… There […] Continue reading →
January 21, 2016
by Kim Rennie Comments Off on The Right to Play – Are Scotland Doing Enough?
In 1989, the United Nations introduced the Convention on the Rights of the Child which was ratified by the United Kingdom in 1991. In the Convention on the Rights of the Child article 31 states that “States Parties recognize the right of the child to rest and leisure, to engage in play and recreational activities […] Continue reading →