The social Web, by all means possible

The world’s largest tech companies are rushing to connect the next billion people to the Web. Microsoft is creating connectivity by consolidating the small bits of bandwidth between television channels (television whitespaces). Facebook is experimenting with transmitting data via high-flying drones (project Aquila) and Google via balloons (project Loon). The motives in each case seem […]

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New term news update

As the new term is well underway, we’re catching up with the breaking early years news from over the summer… Early Years Foundation Stage Profile This spring, the Department for Education announced a u-turn on their plan to replace the EYFS Profile with the introduction of baseline assessment in schools this academic year.  They have now […]

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All eyes on Rio!

As the eyes of the world turn to Rio de Janeiro, the Olympics and Paralympics provide a fantastic opportunity for holiday clubs around the globe to engage in some lively themed activities… Opening ceremony Why not have your own opening ceremony?  Children could dress up and role-play a section of this year’s actual ceremony (you could […]

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Planning for the New Year

Hello and welcome to the Early Years Blog, As the winter holidays approach schools will be thinking about planning for the New Year.  The Early Years Foundation Stage is non-prescriptive in terms of how this planning is carried out, so settings are free to develop their own methods.  However, planning must be effective and completed […]

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