Friday, 14 May 2021

Reading Corner

 

What is a reading corner?

Reading corner or book nook is a comfortable space to curl up with a good book. Whether your class is full of budding bookworms or reluctant readers, making a cosy reading space creates a magical ­experience for everyone.




We all know how important reading is to children's education, well-being and development; it improves literacy, sparks creativity and imagination. Providing a space where they can enjoy the magic of a good book is an easy way to encourage them to build these skills and fall in love with reading.

You can encourage children further by giving them a little time each day to relax and read a book of their choosing. Having a classroom reading corner would be the perfect place to do this.

Need some inspiration? Check out these reading corner ideas!


Back to Nature Reading Corner: create a cosy reading corner full of bright bugs.

Book storage by Monarch, Carpets and Cushions By Kit for Kids, Fabric is Smart-Fab.

Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Kit for Kids Win 2 awards



Kit for Kids Win 2 awards at the Teach Early Years Awards 2019
The Teach Early Years awards are open to Educational resources in a range of categories and are judged by a panel of experts in this field. There are 6 categories and out of all the entries 36 are shortlisted, 6 in each category, to then be judged. Judging consists of a month long testing period where the chosen judge will assess the finalists’ products, taking into account educational value, value for money, durability and originality. With lots of interesting and innovative products in each category, making for some tough competition, we are delighted to win recognition in both categories

Yoga Position Indoor / Outdoor mini placement carpets won joint 5 Stars in the Happy & Healthy category with the judges saying: “This is a lovely resource, and it’s great that they come in a bag for ease of storage too!”
Yoga Position Indoor / Outdoor mini placement carpets With Free holdall.
Yoga during the early years can help with managing anxiety, improving concentration and development strength and flexibility
Pack of 32 mini placement carpets supplied with a free of charge holdall for easy storage.







The Professions Stacker won 4 Stars in the Early Exploration category with the judges saying: “Mix and match the uniforms and faces to generate interesting discussion about professions including doctors, firefighters, chefs and builders”
The Professions Stacker This set of 4 stackable seats offers an opportunity to challenge stereotypes and help children discuss professions that they may recognise, aspire to or interact with.
The individual seats allow children to mix up images of faces, uniforms, hats etc for a fun and interactive way of exploring the featured professions.

Friday, 24 January 2020

Ideas on how to use Ella Bella Backdrops


No backdrop stand? No problem! 
Here are three ways to use Ella Bella® Photography Backdrops without one.

Turn two chairs back to back 4 foot apart. Take a 5 foot (or longer) rod and place it through the roll. Set the rod on the chair backs. Pull desired length from roll. Use clips to hold roll in place on rod. Tape the edge of the Ella Bell roll to the wall, and pull desired length from roll. Optional, trim off any excess. Use a DIY backdrop stand, like this one made from PVC pipe. Stick the horizontal bar at the top of the stand through the Ella Bella roll, and pull the desired length from the roll.


Photography Tip: 

For a more professional look, baseboard to edge the bottom of the add a backdrop and the floor drop.





Other Ways to Use Ella Bella Photography Backdrops

Did you know Ella Bella® Photography Backdrops are also great for pet photography,
product photography, videos and D.I.Y. photo booths?
Ella Bella is also great as a backdrop for school displays.

Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Yoga Carpet & Tiles

 Yoga Position Carpet & Tiles New For 2020


2m Round Yoga Carpet.
Develop flexibility with this thick and soft carpet.
8 large placement areas and a teacher space to help children practice their positions.
With a heavy duty Super soft Tuf-Pile

Yoga Position Indoor / Outdoor mini placement carpets won joint 5 Stars in the Happy & Healthy category with the judges saying: “This is a lovely resource, and it’s great that they come in a bag for ease of storage too!”

 Yoga during the early years can help with managing anxiety, improving concentration and development strength and flexibility
Pack of 32 mini placement carpets supplied with a free of charge holdall for easy storage.
Size of Each: 400 x 400mm

Supplied with a holdall, these carpets are easy to store and transport. 


Friday, 30 May 2014

Experimenting with colour

Experimenting with colour header

Experimenting with colour


The first blog on colour we are going to work with original RYB (primary colours) we will move onto CMY (true primary colours)and Additive (Mixing Light)Colour later.

For this colour exercise you will need the following things:


Paint
paint
Ready mixed paint available from Schools Direct Supplies
Cellophane
Clear wrap rolls
Cellophane Rolls available from Schools Direct Supplies
Paint Brushes
jumbo non roll brush
Ready mixed paint available from Schools Direct Supplies
Paint Palettes
palette
Aprons
aprons
wide range of aprons available from Schools Direct Supplies
Table Cover
table cover

Red, Yellow and Blue are Primary Colours.




If you mix the following colours you will get 3 new colours, these are called Secondary colours



Secondary colours are Orange, Green and Purple

You can now mix the following colours you will get 6 new colours, these are called Tertiary colours



Mixing (RYB) colours in paint gives an bit of a dull affect

Using coloured Cellophane you can see the affects much better.

Just lay the coloured cellophane over each other to see the affect.

Blue Cellophane
Blue Cellophane
Blue Cellophane from Schools Direct Supplies
Red Cellophane
Red Cellophane
Red Cellophane from Schools Direct Supplies
Yellow Cellophane
Yellow Cellophane
Yellow Cellophane from Schools Direct Supplies

Friday, 4 April 2014

School Displays

School Displays

Displays are considered to play a very important role in learning and provide an attractive learning environment.
They can be interactive and used as a teaching tool to enhance learning and stimulate interest.
Displays are not just decorative!
They can make the class room a bright and colourful more interesting place of learning.
School displays should be changed at least every term and replaced with work relating to the appropriate topics around the school.
Classroom displays should be changed according to new topics generate student interest.

All your Display needs can be found at
Schools Direct Supplies


Playful Penguins Display

A geat use of textures, colours to create a stunning 3d winter display.

Wild about Maths

Animal prints create form a fantastic backdrop for an interactive display.

Framed at Last!

A perfect for showing off classroom writing and art projects as well as staff or student photos.
 Framed at last Fadeless® Designs display paper is available in 2 sizes
Roll size 1218mm x 15m.
or
Roll size 1218mm x 3.5m. 

Framed with
Crayons Design Bordette Border.


Dont forget to take photographs of your displays for reference and evidence.
Why not kept a photograph album of past displays in the visitors waiting area?


Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Pre School Art & Craft



Mister Maker Kits are Ideal for 3 to 6+ year olds.
Mister Maker encourages every child to be a confident artist and ‘have a go’ themselves.
Stimulates children’s personal and social growth through fun, play and experimentation inspires children to learn new art techniques.

An amazing range of Kits from Mini kits to large Boxed Kits are available from Schools Direct Supplies


Packed full of crafty fun! 

With 4 special projects for you to make and easy to follow instructions, including the chance to make your very own farmyard scene. 

 
 



Mister Maker Puppet Craft Box

6 Mister Maker craft kits in a red storage box.

Includes puppets, play stick pets and foam models.

Keep little ones fully entertained with this fantastic craft box.
  



The Craft Chest is equally is full of your favourite Craft items.

Over 1000 pieces all inside this handy superb chest with removable tray for storage and sorting.

Brilliant for you and superb as a gift.