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A Look At the Curiosity Approach® to Learning

A Look At the Curiosity Approach® to Learning Have you heard of the Curiosity Approach® yet? This new style of learning seems to be growing in popularity with local nurseries so it felt like a good time to take a look at why! Founded by Lyndsey Hellyn and Stephanie Bennett in 2017, The Curiosity Approach® …read more Read More
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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 teaching resources to support children, teachers, parents and any educator. We have a wide range of resources to support Early Years (EYFS) KS1 KS2 Primary and Secondary classrooms Not only can you download our teaching resources from our website you …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

Dyslexia and Meares-Irlen Syndrome (Visual Stress) How to help…

Most of our resources support both adults and children who may be dyslexic or have Meares-Irlen Syndrome. We are trying to use fonts and coloured backgrounds to support reading. (We will be updating our website to support this as well.) Meares-Irlen syndrome is more common than you think and affects people in their ability to …read more Read More

We Love London. Our London Theme…

We love our new London themed resources. Check out our London tag  for resources.  We have a range of different free teaching resources such as number lines, alphabet charts and lovely London border paper featuring plain, lined and half lined A4 paper. These could support children when learning about London or just to enjoy day …read more Read More

Left-Handed Finger Spacers! We love being left-handed…

Being left-handed is great but sometimes in learning it can be tricky. We have some left-handed finger spacers for children or even adults to try out. Remembering to use finger spaces is for writing takes time and when you are left-handed you can’t use your actual finger successfully! The finger space is held in the …read more Read More

Ladybird Theme

We’ve begun to add our Ladybird themed free teaching resources. These could be used in EYFS to support Understanding the World topics, science investigations or just mark making fun! There is A4 paper which is plain, lined and half lined, number lines, alphabet charts, playdough mats, number bond support. Some of these resources will also …read more Read More

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