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This workshop will instil a sense of confidence in even the most reluctant musician. It will offer the opportunity to find your own musicality, to seize the moment when children are exploring sounds and know what to do next. We will use ukulele, percussion instruments and learn some new songs. This will provide you with practical ideas to take away and try at your own setting.Find out more »
This 1 day course will explore how practitioners observe and understand what they are thinking and questioning as they consider young children’s explorations. It will encourage them to think beyond how they resource the ‘next steps of learning’ to become better partners and researchers in children’s learning. We will consider how planning can best reflect children’s interests and challenge their learning. During the sessions practitioners will have opportunities to: Reflect on current practice for observations, interpretations and how these are…Find out more »
This 1 day course will develop your understanding and expertise in developing narrative and encouraging all children to become powerful storytellers to support communication, language, literacy and personal and social development. During the sessions participants will have opportunities to: Develop an understanding of the importance of storytelling and links with self-esteem, expression and achievement Reflect on the relationship between storytelling and play Explore strategies such as story mapping, story squares and non-verbal story telling Reflect on providing an inclusive story…Find out more »
This course will develop your confidence and increase your knowledge and skills in how to support an outdoor experience in a wild, unstructured environment. This is an accredited course and you will receive a Nationally recognized qualification.Find out more »
This 1 day course explores the potential of embedding a core book approach using carefully considered texts that are chosen to scaffold children’s understanding of literacy and literature and inspire a love of books. During the sessions participants will have opportunities to: Develop an understanding of what a Core Book collection is Consider how the use of Core Books can support learning in Communication, Language and literacy Reflect on the criteria for choosing a Core Book collection for your setting…Find out more »