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Are you providing a wealth of mathematical opportunities in your outdoor area? This course will inspire you with exciting possibilities and show you some intelligent resources that you can adapt and copy for the size of your own space.Find out more »
This 1 day course will explore the basics of effective, authentic and meaningful interactions with children in the EYs. We will cover what makes for quality interactions: the way we use our body and voice, how we listen, pause, and reflect on children’s learning with them. How we can deepen their thinking, provoke new learning and delight in the children’s fascinations. During the sessions participants will have opportunities to: Understand the significance of effective, meaningful and respectful interactions on children’s…Find out more »
With the Ofsted emphasis on The Curriculum in mind, this course will explore how we define the curriculum and what we want children to know, do and experience, in our settings. We will consider the uniqueness of the children and communities we serve and look at ways to plan for and provide cumulatively rich experiences for children as they grow and develop with us. During the session participants will have opportunities to: Explore the idea of curriculum and how to…Find out more »
This 1 day course will explore best practice in assessment and observation in the Early Years Foundation Stage. During the session practitioners will have the opportunity to: Understand the principles of effective assessment Explore the observation/assessment/planning cycle Share examples of best practice for formative and summative assessment Consider the role of moderation to ensure constant professional judgementsFind out more »
This is an introductory session to support you to embed the Early Years Foundation Stage in your primary school whilst ensuring that children and families are at the heart of good practice. We will explore the four themes of EYFS, the Key Person role, Characteristics of Effective Learning and consider how to develop an effective learning environment in the context of a Reception class. During the session participants will have opportunities to: Explore the 4 themes of the EYFS and…Find out more »