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Have you seen these two Innovative FREE online games to support maths at EYFS & KS1?

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Guest Blogger: ShrekTheTeacher Having struggled to find any maths games that children go back to again and again, I have created two myself that I hope will make a difference… I have focussed on recognising numerals, matching them with quantities, and

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Have you seen this innovative new adventure iBook for iPad to support maths in Early Years KS1?

Guest Blogger: Chris Dunn @ShrekTheTeacher Tiny Bob’s Adventurous Counting has been written creatively to support maths in Early Years and Key Stage 1. It’s a very interactive book on Apple’s iBooks store, and can be used on any iPad or Mac computer…

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Funny Stories about how children say the funniest things! Awwwwww!

Guest Blog: Chris Dunn @ShrekTheTeacher We’ve been learning about ‘People who help us’ this week, including Police Officers and Traffic Wardens.  I took the opportunity to link one of my classes favourite activities, riding the trikes, to one of the stranger learning

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Making ‘Dough Disco’ Count in Early Years Mathematics! Very Wacky!

Guest Blogger: Chris Dunn @ShrekTheTeacher I recently came across Shonette Bason’s rather wacky ‘Dough Disco’ idea for developing fine motor skills. It took me a while to pluck up the courage to give it a go…I tried to convince my TA’s to

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Does a lack of mental maths ‘ability’ stem from poor counting? A great read!!

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Guest Blogger: Chris Dunn @ShrekTheTeacher Poor mental maths ‘ability’ (I say ability, but I suspect it has more to do with education), seems to have become endemic in England.  It’s often talked about in the press, and is so prevalent in my

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