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This day will involve reflection of current practice and research. We will discuss about how to move forwards and jump hurdles that may be preventing you accessing a wild space. We will visit Paradise Bottom to explore a variety of different experiences that you can provide.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 1 ½ day course explores how we support children’s creative thinking by creating a culture of provocation, challenge, aiming high and wanting more! We will consider how our own interactions support children to explore their own learning intentions, build on their current interests and communicate their ideas. During the sessions participants will have opportunities to: Explore ways of creating a learning environment that promotes challenge, invites creative thinking, self-efficacy and problem solving Consider how our interactions with children supports…Find out more »
This 1 day course will explore how children’s physicality and movement links to well-being and development across all areas of learning. There will be opportunities to reflect on the physical skills that support mark making and writing, planning to encourage active learning and how to foster positive attitudes towards being physically active for life. During the sessions participants will have the opportunity to: Reflect on the importance of physical development as a prime area and how it links with other…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 »