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This session will draw upon the latest research and best practice in laying down the foundations for happy and successful readers. As well as sharing creative and meaningful ways of helping children to apply early phonic skills and word recognition, strategies will also be explored for supporting all children to develop an understanding and love of books. During the course Kym will unpick how to help children achieve high outcomes in reading, by teaching them the way they learn best…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 »
Mindfulness is being proved to be an effective life skill to support individuals with health, stress reduction, relaxation and sense of well- being. Our health professions are turning to it to support people in tackling long term pain, trauma, anxiety or stress and our schools are now developing mindfulness with children in their classrooms as a response to supporting their mental health, wellbeing and achievement. This programme is designed particularly to support teachers and practitioners who are feeling stressed and…Find out more »
This 1.5 day course will support practitioners to consider the implications for children and families coming into their setting with none or very little English. We will explore cultural identity, self-esteem, language acquisition and learn practical strategies to ensure both children and families have a voice, all of which has impact on their achievement. During the sessions participants will have opportunities to: Develop a better understanding of communities, cultures and communication Understand the importance of valuing home language and the…Find out more »