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Guided Group Reading is a practice that is well-embedded in many schools across Wales. Despite this, many of us often question if we are running our GGR sessions correctly. What should good practice look like across the Foundation Phase and KS2?
As we begin addressing some of the challenges that have impacted on literacy in the last year, why might GGR be more important than ever?
The format of the training days 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 days will be chunked into more bitesize pieces and will include tasks for reflection as well as discussion.
The ability to read independently with fluency and comprehension underpins each child’s academic success. Successful schools have a clear reading journey that helps pupils to master phonics and learn to read for meaning.
This course will help the AoLLC lead to meet the differing needs of pupils in each progression step and ensure that there is a clear vision for the teaching of reading in their setting.
This energising course provides practical advice, networking opportunities, tested systemic approaches and encouragement from an experienced headteacher.
- PS3 ‘I can select and safely use appropriate tools, materials and equipment to construct purposeful outcomes’
- PS2 ‘I can safely use a range of tools, materials and equipment to construct for a variety of reasons’
- PS1 ‘I can safely use simple tools, materials and equipment to construct and deconstruct’
Do you have the knowledge, confidence and expertise to facilitate and support these descriptions of learning?
This course will highlight what really matters to children, the features of authentic learning and the relevance and importance of first-hand experiences. It will focus on the types of effective learning environments schools need to create to fully support the New Curriculum vision for children 3 – 7 years of age.
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.
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 6th October 2022 & Thursday 13th October 2022
This course will examine Progression Step 1 of the new AoLE for mathematics and numeracy and clarify what this looks like in nursery and reception classes.
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 Additional Learning Needs transformation programme came into practice on the 1st of September 2021. The idea was to create a unified approach for young people from the age of 0-25.
An important part of this system is accurate and relevant assessment of Additional Learning Needs of pupils already identified as needing extra support. It is also important to develop screening systems within the mainstream setting in order to recognise needs in pupils that might not be presenting their additional learning needs in an obvious way in class.
We will explore different Assessments and ensure that practitioners have a plethora of tools to assist in ascertaining the needs of all pupils.
This course will review the new AoLE for Science & Technology at PS1 & PS2, explain key changes and terminology; suggest effective and challenging activities, resources and learning strategies to support their successful implementation.
Pupils’ literacy skills are embedded and enhanced when they read, write, talk and listen in real contexts across the curriculum. This one-day training event will show you how to build effective links across the curriculum. It will explore how we can make the most of the daily opportunity to develop effective literacy teaching outside of the language lesson, across AoLEs.
‘WATCH, WAIT, WONDER … making learning visible in Early Years’
This event focuses on capturing significant moments in learning – noticing, analysing and responding. What really matters to young children? During the day, we will explore a range of excellent systems for gathering and recording young children’s development, interests and fascinations.
This brand new course will explore the fundamental principles, aims and capabilities at the heart of the Humanities AoLE, and demonstrate & provide methods and resources to put them into practice in primary schools. In short, how to investigate, make sense of evidence and ideas and develop the ability to see different feelings and points of view.
Very practical course focused on how to utilise free web based Hwb applications to help to embed the Digital Competence Framework across the new Science & Technology AoLE.
This course provides examples of how STEM attainment for reluctant recorders can be obtained in an engaging way using digital technologies.