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Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for the Early Years (0-4 years)

This is an interesting development in the activity guidelines field. As our CMO/EY/PA guidelines continue to have minimal impact – perhaps this approach may work better?

Making them 24 hour guidelines is sensible – this enables parents and carers to be involved – and including sleep is a welcome addition.

Definitely worth serious consideration.

 

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Primary PE & Sport Premium Responses (4)

We are still receiving very interesting responses in reply to our earlier request for feedback concerning the Primary PE & Sport Premium national strategy. Comments related to EY are highlighted in red.

 

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Primary PE & Sport Premium Responses

We have continued to receive more extremely interesting feedback regarding practices occurring within both past and present national school sports strategies. There are examples that refer to EY once again.

 

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Early Years Foundation Stage Profile Results 2017

Yet again the scores for moving and handling – health and self care – the two components of the PD domain – are ludicrously high – over 90% of children gained an ‘expected’ level.

How can this possibly be a true reflection of the current state of young children’s physical development, health and wellbeing?

 

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The Importance of the Right Technique When Children Brush their Teeth

There’s a refreshing piece of good news for parents in the UK: according to official government statistics, the number of five-year-olds with tooth decay dropped to an all-time low in almost 10 years! However, don’t start celebrating just yet - around 25% of these children do suffer from tooth decay, and as Dr. Sandra White, Director of Public Health at Public Health England notes, “one child with tooth decay is one too many and there is still much inequality in dental health around the country.” Cavities are painful and extraction can result in big problems, including the need for implantation and bone augmentation in some cases, in adulthood. To avoid these painful and pricey consequences, make sure your child uses the right technique when cleaning teeth and gums.

 

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New appg report on EY/PA has just been published

This new appg report on EY/PA has just been published. A comprehensive document that covers all the main issues – please read the recommendations if nothing else! Policy –makers now have a report that may inform their decisions regarding funding and provision for young children’s physical activity.

 

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Primary PE & Sport Premium Responses

Following comments received that were recently posted online (15th Sept), we have continued to receive very interesting feedback regarding practices occurring within the present national school sports strategy. Once again, there are examples that refer to EY.

 

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Draft document for Australian Physical Literacy Standard

Please have a thorough read-through of this document – very interesting.

Much to recommend – although the ‘pre-foundational level’ – 0 – and the 'foundation and exploration level' – 1 - for the physical domain definitely need a review.

 

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The genesis of ‘playing out'

An interesting article on the genesis of the ‘playing out movement.

No significant funding – just communities getting together to give all children the chance to experience what – for some of us – was a childhood ‘given.’

 

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iPad's for Babies !!!

Nothing to say  - no damning comment would begin to do this justice.

 

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Primary PE & Sport Premium Responses

Some interesting comments, the few that relate to EY are highlighted. Good to see that we are being included in the discussion – finally.

 

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Primary PE & Sport Premium Funding

Please everyone have a look at this. Some points here that need to be considered very seriously – particularly with the level of funding involved.

Reception are not included in this scheme – but its success (or otherwise) will definitely affect EY in the future, in some shape or form.

Sports Think Tank have published the following downloadable blogs in recent years that are certainly worth reading. They also throw into public light considerable failings stemming from the previous National School Sports Strategy and whether important lessons have yet to be fully appreciated

If you have any thoughts – please get back to us! We need some open debate about this. We do not need 'another fine mess.

 

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