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This course will examine Progression Step 2 of the new AoLE for mathematics and numeracy and clarify what this looks like in the classroom.
‘BRILLIANT BLOCK PLAY – the world through the eyes of the child’
Block play is the perfect way to support the four purposes. It offers a vast range of open-ended experiences, enriches every curriculum area and supports child development. Through block play children may investigate the basic principles of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics – not to mention problem solving, thinking and social skills! Block play fosters a child’s natural curiosity.
This half day event will replace the original 3 day package, it contains the most essential tips and advice for embracing the LLC AoLE.
Half Day Times: 9am to 12:30pm
The format of training session will be somewhat different as we will be ‘meeting’ live, but on screen. The training will be for a small group so that we can be interactive. The half day will be chunked into a series of bitesize pieces and will include tasks for reflection as well as discussion and collaboration.
What does Design and Technology look like at PS1/PS2?
Design and Technology is the perfect area to develop and support the four purposes of the new curriculum.
This course will review the new curriculum for Design and Technology, explaining key changes and terminology; suggesting effective and challenging activities.
Curriculum for Wales 2022 is a holistic curriculum that allows learning to be drawn from across the different areas of learning and experience.
As we begin to embed the new curriculum over the next few years, schools will need to explore how they can make manageable links. How can we use literacy skills in a meaningful way to develop and improve mathematical understanding? Where is the natural overlap?
The format of training session will be somewhat different as we will be ‘meeting’ live, but on screen. The training will be for a small group so that we can be interactive. The day will be chunked into a series of bitesize pieces and will include tasks for reflection as well as discussion and collaboration. The day will also provide practical ideas for auditing your current provision, as well as supporting effective implementation of the new curriculum.
The best way to support struggling writers is to provide support WITHIN the classroom. Pupils can be daunted by the complexities of extended writing. This course will show teachers how to scaffold tasks so that pupils can show their knowledge and understanding in writing.
The Essential Guide
As we move towards full implementation of A Curriculum for Wales, will spelling feature on your plan for LLC provision? Are your pupils accurate spellers or do they lack independence? Have you struggled to identify what good practice in spelling should look like in your class/across your school?
The Spelling Attack approach and comprehensive bank of resources is the answer to cracking the spelling conundrum. It includes a toolkit for teachers as well as a full spelling policy that underpins the approach.
The format of the training day will be somewhat different as we will be ‘meeting’ virtually. The sessions will be for a small group so that they can be interactive. The day will be chunked into more bitesize pieces and will include tasks for reflection as well as discussion.
This course will unpick the AoLE for Health & Wellbeing from Nursery to Y3.
Our original strategic course from Collective Learning provides an essential fundamental insight into how the Humanities AoLE is structured, what it comprises and how to make sense of these needs and requirements. A really useful first step.
The Humanities AoLE has been compared by some to a plate of cooked spaghetti; a bit of a tangled mess, tricky to deal with, but very tasty just the same. This follow-up course is aimed specifically at Humanities Coordinators, to furnish them with the knowledge, understanding, skills and confidence to lead, support and inspire their colleagues, and ensure that the potential tangle is actually blended into a healthy and nutritious dish.
This course will clarify what is happening to the Foundation Phase under the new curriculum in Wales. It will focus on what needs to stay the same and what needs to change.
Science is the perfect vehicle for both developing and applying literacy skills within a meaningful context. This one day training event will explore how we can develop pupils’ science knowledge and skills as well as their ability to speak, listen, read and write.
In his ‘Successful Futures’ Report the ethos, principles and pedagogy of the current Foundation Phase was identified as a significant strength of current educational practice in Wales. It was recommended that schools build on successful ‘Foundation’ practice, philosophy and pedagogy into the middle and later years of primary education and beyond. How this works in practice needs to be carefully managed to ensure that transition issues are removed and progression is ensured.
This two-day Inset will focus on the new arrangements for assessment, as set out in Curriculum for Wales. It will explore how to embed assessment into day-to-day practices. The focus will be specifically on each of the four purposes and identifying means of ascertaining pupil progress. Emphasis will be on doing this with high levels of learner involvement. Resources will be provided to support this.
Dates: Thursday 26th May 2022 & Tuesday 14th June 2022
Delegates must bring a laptop (PC, Laptop, Mac or Chromebook) to run the free Crumble software. (Does not currently work on tablets or phones)
How can we address Estyn findings that state: ‘in too many schools, pupils’ understanding of ‘systems and control’ is weak’; and address some of the requirements of the Computation is the Foundation for Our Digital World Description of Learning in the Science and Technology AOLE.
This course is suitable for complete beginners and more confident practitioners. All delegates will receive a Crumble Controller. starter pack
This 3-day module is a rolling programme. The days can be completed in any order and can also be booked as stand-alone days.
This 1-day course is part of a 3-day rolling programme. The days do not have to be done in any order and can be stand alone 1-day courses.