Free Speaking and Listening resources

Free: speaking and listening resources for Early Years And before we go any further may I stress that the resources we are offering are completely free of charge.  There is no trickery; no requirement to buy or anything like that. Our aim is simply to show you what is contained Read more…

Get talking about bullying

Use this free resource to develop your childrens’ spoken language skills by highlighting a topic they will have been hearing about this week. ‘Some people suggest it is best to give in and do what the bully wants. But that won’t stop the bullying. You shouldn’t just put up with Read more…

A story about jealousy for anti-bullying week

Katherine’s Story How do people react to others’ successes? Some people are pleased for others; others are jealous – in their mind, the success that they see others enjoying, should be theirs. Download your free copy of ‘Katherine’s Story’ to find out if Katherine finds the courage to be Head Read more…

How does work, work, these days?

Increasingly children and those in the world of work have stopped thinking in straight lines Straight-line thinking is what shop assistants used to use, in the days when we had shop assistants and, come to that, shops.  You could walk into a shop and look around wondering where a particular Read more…

Practical Foundation Stage science and technology

What is the simplest way of organising and undertaking regular practical science and technology at Foundation Stage? The answer must be to have available a multiplicity of activities in which the children can participate. For it is only through participating in science and technology, while being guided by adults, that Read more…

How did it all start?

Why knowing the origins of human communication helps us find better methods of teaching a foreign language. There is much debate as to the way in which human language developed as our species evolved.   But many would agree that an early part of the evolution would have been the calling Read more…

The habit of memory

What is the most effective way of helping children learn to use French phrases and grammar without thinking?  Although it may not seem always to be so, most humans forget very little.  In other words we don’t lose memories; we lose the habit of recalling that memory.  Fortunately this can Read more…