This month we are celebrating all the new resources in our 2015 catalogue. We always expect a good response when we send out our new catalogue but this year we are so thrilled that practitioners have told us that they can see straight away how the resources will benefit themselves and the children in their care – and they are keeping us very busy in the warehouse fulfilling orders!
Working almost daily in schools, over the last year, I have seen some extremely busy dining halls – some stretched to the limits with noise, behaviour, queuing and the systems in general all posing problems at an important part of the school day. So, in response, we have created some great, individual colourful dining hall stickers and posters – which, alongside our main Dining Hall Rules poster, show children the Golden Rules and Dining Hall Rules personified with cartoon characters and clear messages. They help to set behavioural expectations by thanking the children for many aspects of their positive behaviour – thus saving your voice! Thestickers are a great reinforcement for keeping the values, and can be given out by any member of the midday supervision team – and are proving to be a positive talking point for children during the afternoon and beyond.
Our new Dining Hall book (coming soon and currently available for pre-order) is something we are also very excited about – and it’s the first of it’s kind that we have found. It addresses dining hall systems and behaviour very clearly and is full of great, practical advice, questionnaires and photocopiables.
In classroom, corridors, playgrounds and dining halls too, our new High Five posters also reallyhelp children to understand HOW to be: a great circle timer, a good friend, a great listener, calm in the corridor, how to play well and how to have good manners in the dining hall. They have easy to read, strong motivational sentences on each poster and a positive cartoon image for children to relate to. (Available in A2 and A3 full colour 200gsm paper, we also have very durable aluminium composite versions of these posters (A2 only) so we can offer very robust solutions too!)
Meanwhile, out on the playground, ever get weary of hearing “What shall we play, miss?”. Look no further. Children will love Jenny Mosley’s new large playground, very visible Cut Out signs. Games not only keep children fit, but they also encourage teamwork, teach valuable lessons about winning and losing and help children practice reading and understanding instructions.
Made from aluminium composite, these signs are tough and weather resistant and will add colour and fun to your playground. To choose from, we have 7 classic games:
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear
Oranges and lemons
I sent a letter
In and out the dusty bluebells
Grandma’s / Grandpa’s footsteps
What’s more, we are giving away one of these signs to a lucky winner who enters our February competition – please see below!
For a chance to win a FREE Large Cut Out playground games sign either:
a) Contact us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us the name of your favourite playground game from when you were a child
b) Follow us on Facebook, find our “Win a LARGE playground games cut out” post, like it and tell us in the comments box the name of your favourite playground game from when you were a child. (We are always grateful to people who like and share our page and posts :-))
Competition closes at noon on Friday 6th March 2015.
Winner’s Name _
(name to be added after close of the competition noon 6.3.15)
One winner will be chosen at random from all Facebook and email entrants. We choose the winner by putting all entries on a table with numbered rows. Then a member of our staff team in a different office, who cannot see the table is telephoned and asked for a number between 1 and, say, 40 (or whoever many people entered the competition). If anyone enters the competition twice, they only appear on the list once. Email and Facebook entrants are muddled up together on the list and given equal weight.
The winners’ name will be written into this article below when he or she has been chosen. We will attempt to email winners and/or notify via Facebook but sometimes people don’t get our messages on Facebook so do check here after the closing date to see if it’s you!
Terms and Conditions
Entries via our Facebook page and by email must reach us by Friday 6th March 2015 at 12 noon. One winner will be chosen at random after the closing date and time. Winners will be notified by their name going on this page, and we will email you back and/or notify via Facebook. (It is sometimes difficult to notify people via Facebook so please look for our posts.) Winners will be notified as soon as possible after the draw. However, you must claim your prize within 2 weeks of competition closure. There is no cash alternative or cash value to this offer – you may choose one sign from our list of cut-out signs in this article in size Large.