EYFS

What if there was a way to make the EYFS and primary school observations and assessment process simpler? What if there was a way reduce the manual burden on teachers, but at the same time, allow them to achieve more?

These were just a couple of the questions that the software gurus at edtech software development company, NetSupport, were asking as they considered creating a new education app that would save time for teachers – as well as provide them with simple ways to gain more insights into the attainment and progress of their class.

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Katie Hiatt is a Publisher at Pearson and has led the development of Power Maths Reception. Here, she explains the CPA method and how it's suited to children in early years.

With a mastery approach becoming increasingly popular in primary schools, many school leaders are starting to consider how to embed mastery in their reception classrooms, without compromising on giving children a rounded experience of early years. Here are some ways you can align a mastery approach with early years best practice:

The government has announced a £300,000 grant to encourage more men to take up careers in Early Years setting.

The news was announced this week by Education Minister Nadhim Zahawi, who highlighted the fact that only 3% of EYFS staff in England are men.

Here Theresa Johnson, Professional Development Manager at PACEY, highlights the vital role that early years professionals play in preparing children for school…

Every September, thoughts turn to the start of a new school term and shoe shops and school outfitters are packed with parents in a last minute panic. Starting school is a big step for a small person and research that we carried out at PACEY a couple of years ago showed that almost three quarters (71%) of parents were anxious about their child starting school for the first time.

Helen Garnett, author of Developing Empathy in the Early Years, summarises a chapter at the end of the book titled Empathy and Autism. This chapter helps to explain autism and its history, as well as offering sound advice to early years educators when it comes to whole-school empathy...

Autism in the 21st century

Jessica Kingsley Publishers have very kindly provided QA Education magazine with a collection of four fabulous new EYFS titles, which we are giving away to one lucky reader! The collection covers food, school readiness, empathy, wellbeing and PSED. The books are:

 

Helping Children Develop a Positive Relationship with Food

A Practical Guide for Early Years Professionals

Jo Cormack