Search your local site:

Estyn calls for more outdoor learning in Welsh schools

Schools in Wales have been urged to take greater advantage of the benefits of teaching young children outdoors.

Schools inspectorate Estyn said children under five learn better and develop quicker with outdoor lessons.

Its report said Foundation Phase teachers were not using outdoor opportunities enough to develop children’s reading and writing, Welsh language, creativity or ICT skills.

NUT Cymru expressed surprise, saying its members had embraced the concept.

The Foundation Phase, the Welsh Government’s flagship early years scheme, has been gradually expanded to different age groups since 2008.

Source: BBC NEWS>> Read full article and comment

Featured Stories
When is it time to think about going back to work?
 

When is it time to think about going back to work?

<a href=http://independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/features/be-just-like-the-waltons-you-can-have-a-happy-family-too-8805732.html target=_blank >Be just like The Waltons: You can have a happy family too</a>

Be just like The Waltons: You can have a happy family too

09 September 2013

...read more

Read the full story

Posted in Front Page News 2, Random articles - Comments Off

State schools should set up army cadet forces to ensure pupils are ‘life ready’

18 January 2013

State schools should copy the private sector and set up army cadet forces to help build character and instil a sense of self-discipline in their pupils, Labour said today. Schools should also recruit more ex-armed service personnel to act as mentors to their pupils, according to the party’s education spokesman, Stephen Twigg. Speaking at a […]

Read the full story

Posted in At School, Front Page News 2, Sport and Fitness - Comments Off

Cub scout Tristan Gee from Bromsgrove Worcestershire bags all 54 badges in just two years

18 January 2013

A 10-year-old boy was today hailed Britain’s most dedicated Cub Scout – after earning all 54 badges in just two years. Tristan Gee has achieved one new badge every two weeks since he joined his troop in 2010 and has so many he almost ran out of space on his cub jumper. The schoolboy joined […]

Read the full story

Posted in Front Page News 2, Gifted Children, Youth Groups - Comments Off

Kids Audition To Narrate Planet Earth

20 April 2012

In the long-running tradition of cute kids narrating things on YouTube, BBC America presented this gem Thursday: children supposedly auditioning to replace narrator David Attenborough on its hit nature series Planet Earth. In honor of Earth Day, BBC America is playing the full, uncut version of the nature docu-series for the first time on April […]

Read the full story

Posted in Front Page News 2, Internet Kids, Kids, Learning, Out and about, Time Out, TV, Theatre and Film, World News - Comments Off


Follow us on Twitter

Click today’s date to read all latest news

April 2014
M T W T F S S
« Mar    
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
282930  
Blog WebMastered by All in One Webmaster.