Hooks into Books

Alver Valley Schools’ Year R team trialed a new approach to curriculum planning during the Autumn Term 2019, called “Hooks into Books”. In this article we wanted to share the approach so far, and some of the early impact. We use quality texts at Alver Valley schools to drive curriculum, and parallel texts that sit…

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Messy Art Day

Bear Hunt Messy Art Day As Art Leader at Alver Valley Schools, I am lucky enough to work with a highly creative and dedicated Early Years team with an amazing lead.  Messy Art Day all started in PPA one afternoon as we were discussing the text we were planning to use in Reception the following…

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