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Children are ‘coded’ by everything – the environment, language, cultural references, and most influentially the attitudes and expectations of the people around them. This session explores how unconscious bias, gender and cultural stereotyping impacts on children’s developing sense of self, their attainment, and therefore potential. We will reflect on how developing learning environments and challenging our own assumptions can counter the many stereotypes that exist. We will consider how our perception of what ‘boys’ and ‘girls’ are like, what they…Find out more »
This session will help you to support children and young people to understand the different emotions they experience, why they occur and how to handle them. We will consider Emotion Coaching as a strategy for supporting children’s behaviour and highlight research which demonstrates the value of an emotion coaching approach. There will be opportunities to explore the tools to practice emotion coaching with children.Find out more »
This session will support your knowledge and understanding of how children learn to read, the skills they need and how we as adults can motivate them to become confident and develop a lifelong love of books and stories. We will explore the approaches that support early readers linked to the Unique Foundations in Reading and Writing audit tool. We will consider how children develop enthusiasm and resilience to link their phonic knowledge and language comprehension within a rich literary curriculum.Find out more »
This session will help to support you to embed the Early Years Foundation Stage in your setting 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, Prime areas and consider how to develop an effective learning environment in the context of a Reception class. We will make reference to the new early learning goals and reformed educational programmes in the…Find out more »
Many young children will have missed out on fundamental physical development opportunities during the Covid-19 pandemic, a gap which is being identified now that children are back in schools/settings. This session will explore how provision of a movement rich environment/curriculum will support not only children’s physical development but importantly at this time, their social and emotional well-being too. There will be opportunities to reflect on how PD supports all other areas of learning; the physical skills needed to support mark…Find out more »