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This course will highlight what really matters to children and the relevance and importance of first-hand experiences. It will focus on the types of learning environments schools need to create to fully support the New Curriculum vision for Early Years.
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: Tue 6th & Thurs 15th October 2020
This highly practical course is structured around sentence patterns selected from the ‘Continuum of Welsh Language Patterns’. We introduce songs and creative activities with a view to developing the necessary teaching skills.
This course will examine Progression Step 2 of the new AoLE for mathematics and numeracy and clarify what this looks like in the classroom.
This course will review the draft proposals for Humanities at Nursery/Reception, explaining key changes and terminology; suggesting effective and challenging activities; resources and learning strategies to support successful implementation.
The aim of the course is to raise awareness of the challenges facing pupils undergoing transition through Early Years and across the Primary Phase, using a person centred approach in order to be aware of how best to support individuals on the autism spectrum, thus ensuring a smoother transition at what is inevitably going to be an anxious time for pupils and their families.
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.
‘Enrichment and experiences
The achievement outcomes refer in multiple places to the resources that could and should be used to enhance understanding and enrich the mathematical experiences of learners.
The appropriate use of a range of digital technologies, manipulables, everyday objects, and concrete and abstract representations of mathematical objects helps the learners to engage with mathematical concepts from more than one perspective.’
Welsh Government Draft Statutory Guidance – AoLE Mathematics and Numeracy April 2019
Current research across local authorities in Wales, suggests that employing Nurturing practices for well being can result in reduced exclusions.
Are you looking for guidance for planning for Well being groups?…
This course aims to provide a bank of nurturing activities and ideas to support classroom practitioners with planning and assessment for well being.
How do you create an inclusive curriculum for pupils who have suffered Adverse Childhood Experiences?…
We will explore different ACES and how to create an environment that incorporates the needs of all pupils.
“Sticks and stones may break my bones but worms will never hurt me”
Outdoor learning offers our children very special opportunities for play and exploration, real experiences and contact with their natural world.
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.
Guided reading and beyond. What comes after guided reading?
How can a school use different reading approaches to help pupils to become increasingly independent readers? This course will demonstrate how to plan for progression in the teaching of reading by combining guided reading with group reading and reciprocal teaching.
This exciting, practical course is a brilliant way to, cost effectively, address some of the key aspects of computational thinking, along with coding and supporting the effective delivery of control technology in the Science and Technology AoLE.
Please note: Attendees will need to bring their own web enabled device (e.g. laptop)
Are you ready to implement the new Maths and Numeracy AoLE?
What changes will you need to make?
This course will provide practical strategies for auditing your current provision and ensuring effective implementation of the new curriculum.
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.
With Mental Health high on the Agenda at a National level, this course aims to raise awareness of Nurturing principles and strategies that are currently being employed to aid pupils who have had, or are currently subjected to, Adverse Childhood Experiences. Nurture groups have existed since the 1970s but now this course will explain the reason for their explosive comeback and the secret to running a successful nurture group.