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4 Fun Ways To Use a Mud Kitchen

So you want some quick ways to jazz up your mud kitchen, then this post is for you! Mud kitchens are very popular now, especially as many companies are making them for homes as well as schools. You don’t need to buy an expensive mud kitchen, all you need is a little outdoor space, be …read more Read More

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Numbers numbers numbers…

Check out our different number resources! We have a range of number tracks and number lines to support counting in all ranges of Primary School. The number tracks are perfect for starting counting within EYFS, look out for different ones linked to a range of topics. We’ve now made our number lines with guidelines up …read more Read More

Christmas is coming…

The Christmas countdown is on… We have a few resources to support some winter or Christmas projects! We have a range of Christmas Border papers as well as Winter Themed display lettering! Check out our resources by using our search tool or Christmas and Winter tag. We have many more winter resources coming soon!   Read More

We are on Facebook!

We now have a page on Facebook! If you are following us on Twitter or our Website we hope that you like or share our link. We want to share our free teaching resources with as many fantastic teachers as possible. Don’t forget all our teaching resources are FREE and printable. Perfect for setting up …read more Read More

Role Play Packs for Early Years (EYFS) or Key Stage 1 (KS1) Classrooms

Role Play Packs for Early Years (EYFS) or Key Stage 1 (KS1) Classrooms. We have started to develop our own Role Play Signs for either Early Years (EYFS) or Key Stage 1 (KS1) classrooms. So far we have a  Doctors Surgery, Market Shop, School and Space Station! We have only just started making our free …read more Read More

Great Free Teaching Resources Websites…

Great Free Teaching Resources Websites… It’s great sharing super free teaching resources websites. There are many out there but it’s difficult to remember them all. Below are links to some free teaching resources websites. Most of these websites have free printable teaching resources. Early Learning HQ Specialist resources for Early Years classrooms. This website is …read more Read More

Enjoy the holiday…but do check our website for lovely new free teaching resources!

We hope everyone has a rest during the summer holiday however remember to come back and check our free teaching resources! Throughout the summer we will be adding more super resources for teachers to use. These will include themed resources around a specific text or art work, more instant display lettering, EYFS (Early Years) to …read more Read More

Wimbledon Resources…including border paper!

We love Wimbledon so we didn’t need an excuse to make some lovely border paper! We have lots of different designs using tennis rackets, tennis balls and strawberries! The A4 paper has many different designs just in one PDF document. These can be printed full size A4 or reduced to A5 by printing in multiples. …read more Read More

NQT Starter Pack….Instant Display Lettering

We will be sharing super ideas to support new teachers within an Early Years (EYFS) or Key Stage 1 (KS1) classroom and maybe even beyond! There are so many resources to get ready for your first year of teaching, many can be used again and again and others you just want to up date. Changing …read more Read More

Inclusion with Harriet and Violet Free Teaching Resources

It’s vital that each classroom is inclusive to all children and adults. Look for our inclusion tag and this will link you to resources which are printable to support children with dyslexia and visual stress. We try and use dyslexic friendly font and also tinted backgrounds to make things easier to read. If it’s too …read more Read More

Coming Soon! NQT and New Teacher Support Pack of Free Resources…

Coming Soon! NQT and New Teacher Support Pack of Free Resources… We will be putting together a pack of essential free resources to set up a beautiful Early Years (EYFS) and Key Stage 1 (KS1) classroom. So far we have designed and made a range of display lettering, number lines, alphabet display, shape poster….What else …read more Read More

We are excited to announce we are a TES Content Partner!

We are very excited to be a TES Content Partner! We love sharing our free resources to support both children and teachers. We have a wide range of resources to support in an Early Years (EYFS), KS1, KS2, Primary and Secondary classroom. Not only can you download our resources from our website you can also …read more Read More

Communication in Print (CiP) PDFs Timetables and Routines

Just found this great link as I needed access to Communication in Print CiP resources at home to create a visual timetable. CiP is a great software to support children especially those who may need visual prompts. Click the link to the website below and it will take you to CiP timetables and routines as …read more Read More

Enter Royal Mail’s Design a Christmas Stamp Competition – Closes 19th July

I was quite excited to read the children could design the Christmas Stamps! Click the link below to find out more about entering the competition. Information from the Royal Mail’s Website Sign up on iChild Website. Royal Mail is running an amazing national art competition for primary school pupils to design stamps for Christmas 2013. …read more Read More

Year 1 Phonics Test Interactive White Board Activity (IWB) Smart File

Year 1 Phonics Test Week Beginning June 22nd 2013 We love sharing our resources. We are making simple but useful IWB files to support in Early Years (EYFS), KS1 and KS2 classrooms. We don’t really agree with the phonics test however, we need to support children with it. We have made some resources to help …read more Read More

Healthy Schools Week…Fruit Resources!

  We have lots of lovely fruity resources to use during Healthy Schools Week or just when learning about food! We have different A4 border paper, alphabet charts and number lines. We love making resources for an Early Years (EYFS), KS1 and KS2 Classroom. Read More

Remember to sign up to keep up to date…

We love making free teaching resources for all teachers to support in an Early Years (EYFS), KS1, KS2 and even some Secondary classrooms. We would like to keep you up to date with any new resources we are sharing. If you would like to find out more about HarrietandViolet.com then use our Account Page to …read more Read More

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