New SEND Workshops

Support for children with SEND in school – Our brand new workshop Hello and welcome to the latest edition of What’s new. In this week’s issue find out about our brand new and free parent workshops to help you get the right support for your child in school. We are also reminding parents who care for young people with learning disabilities to register for an annual
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Fun online activities for all

Southwark Council have developed a new webpage that houses a plethora of fun and exciting activities that can be done at home during the lockdown period. These activities are aimed at all age groups, including adults and accross a number of subjects such as the arts, family learning, ebooks, audio and film and much more. To access this FREE resource, please click on the
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Breaking the mould – challenging gender stereotypes

Olivia Dickinson, campaigner for Let Toys Be Toys, explains how you can expand children’s play choices in your setting by challenging stereotypes. This article originally appeared in the Alliance’s Under 5 membership magazine. In November 2012, a discussion on the Mumsnet parenting website about the prominence of pink and blue in the toy aisles galvanised a group of parents into action. Out of that heated discussion, the Let Toys
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Ethnic Representation in Children’s Literature

Reflecting Realities is the CLPE’s Art Council funded publication, researching ethnic representation in UK Children’s Literature. It is currently the only research of its kind in the UK.

Free online groups for new and expectant dads during Covid-19

Dads have a critical impact on babies, but during the Covid-19 pandemic, fathers face significant extra challenges. FIND OUT MORE

Anansi the Spider

Anansi the Spider Re-spun (episodes 1-3) is available absolutely Free from the Unicorn Theatre until the 31st October. To find out more please watch the video below.

Amazing Achievements

As part of Black History Month, Ann Bernadt and Nell Gwynn Nursery have chosen to celebrate the life and amazing achievements of three remarkable black women. These are Mae Jemison, Gladys West and Juliana Rotich. The great efforts and determination of these inspiring women helped shape the world as we know it. Find out more about them below. Mae Jemison: Mae Carol Jemison is
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Julián is a Mermaid – Story Read Aloud

Enjoy the first read of Julián is a Mermaid by Jessica Love, read by Ashley Montgomery with the Rollins Center for Language and Literacy. This first read focuses on explaining the key events of the story and pushing in the target vocabulary words.

Black Lives Matter Book List

Please find below a list of books aimed at 0-4 year olds written by black authors.

The Virtual Library

HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, Patron of the Literacy Trust launched the Virtual School Library, part of our new digital initiative to support the literacy of children who have been most adversely affected by COVID-19. The Virtual School Library will help primary schools give children access to books all year round, while our new Words for Life platform will help families support their children’s literacy at home. The websites are
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