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EYFS Best Practice - All about… trust

Trust and respect – both between children and practitioners, and parents and practitioners – are central to effective early years practice and pedagogy, explains Kathryn Solly

Mathematics: Get in line?

Evidence is growing for an experiential approach and a broader curriculum to be adopted for maths teaching in the early years, reports Meredith Jones Russell

EYFS Best Practice: All about... ICT

With digital technology now an integral part of children's everyday lives, settings must consider how they can best use it to support learning. Dr Christine Stephen draws on 15 years of research to look at how children's preferences vary and what support educators can offer

Learning & Development: Assessment - Right on

Whatever new criteria are given to us, assessment remains an essential expression of our values as practitioners and defines how we support children as learners, argues Jan Dubiel of Early Excellence.

Home learning - Handwriting

Handwriting is the ability to make a range of marks that form letters. Children need a range of skills to do this, including hand-eye co-ordination and pencil grip. They also need to develop some specific movements that form the basis for individual letter shapes. These include vertical lines as well as bouncing and circular motions.

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