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A half-day online course to refresh the teaching of writing.
It is important to complete the writing process by helping pupils to return to their first drafts to improve the quality of their language and to check the accuracy of their writing. When pupils can independently craft their writing and assess their spelling and punctuation, they become more competent and effective writers.
This course will help you encourage pupils to act as real writers in your classroom.
This ‘live’ online course will explain how Drama contexts and strategies can be specifically used, to improve children’s Oracy in primary school.
Whole class Drama can be focussed, to enable children to practise and develop their Oracy skills, talking to and with various audiences, (both real and imagined). There are many Drama Strategies that support the teaching of Oracy, and each has its associated ‘talk protocols’. The strategies use various configurations and groupings and provide structured opportunities for pupils to talk purposefully, in a range of ways.
A half-day online course to refresh the teaching of readingThere are many exciting ways to develop pupils’ reading comprehension in PS3 that can work alongside guided reading or gradually replace it. In PS3, we want to help pupils to become independent, self-reliant readers who have the skills and confidence to investigate texts and reflect on themes and ideas.This course will help you to assess the best reading journey for your pupils.
This course will support any NQTs who have responsibility for managing staff within their class.
There will be a specific focus around leadership standards and the importance of effective planning.
What can I do with this concrete ‘space’?
Introducing, organising, and managing an outdoor classroom can be extremely challenging, especially in schools where there is little access to suitable outdoor space.
This event will focus specifically on areas adjacent to classrooms (the ‘bit’ outside the classroom) and will provide practitioners with the opportunity to refine and further develop current systems for organising and managing this interesting area.
This course is offered at a discounted rate when also booking the Science & Technology AoLE in PS1 and PS2 on Tue 6th February 2024
This course will explain key changes and terminology in this AoLE; suggest effective and challenging activities, resources and learning strategies to support its successful implementation.
A FREE copy of Stepping Stones for Science & Technology Progression resource, written by the presenters,
worth £150 will be available to all delegates.
What does progression look like in Art across the primary school?
Let us show you where to start, age appropriate language to use and activities that develop skills. Leave this course with a clear understanding of the elements of art and how we can use them to appraise effectively and communicate with an audience. Packed with practical strategies, resources and ideas, this is a fully interactive day of fun designed to demystify and inspire.
- Practical ideas to inspire staff, inform classroom practice and create a positive reading culture.
- Reading for pleasure and its link to success.
- Inspiring ideas to create a quality literature spine – fiction, non-fiction, poetry and quality picture books.
- Reading readiness – getting it right with phonics.
- How to develop higher order reading skills.
- Creating a rich reading environment – indoors and outdoors.
- Practical ideas for involving parents.
- Planning the reading year: celebration days, competitions, author visits.
“Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think” – Albert Einstein
According to the Education Endowment Foundation, metacognition (‘thinking about and managing your own thinking’) can have a huge impact on a pupil’s progress and independence. Furthermore the CfW states “Assessment should support practitioners in identifying the progress learners have made… This includes an understanding of HOW a learner has learned, as well as WHAT they have learned.”
- Exploring cynefin and creativity as core principles in the Curriculum for Wales and how they link to excellent practice.
- Using high-quality texts to raise standards and inspire authentic, cross-curricular literacy work for PS2 and PS3.
- Legends and Landscapes- making sense of the Mabinogi and ideas for planning using tales from around Wales.
- Practical, accessible ideas to use poetry creatively across the curriculum.
According to the School census Wales 2023… There were 10,485 pupils with Individual Development Plans under the new ALN system in maintained schools (16.6% of pupils with ALN or SEN), up from 3,330 (4.5%) at February 2022
The requirement is clearly there –so how do we make sure we are addressing the needs of all our pupils?
Join us for a day of problem solving! We will discuss many behaviours and additional learning needs and how to effectively support pupils.
This course will look at good practice in the mainstream classroom. You will learn about various strategies and ways to attune to your pupil’s needs. You will have the opportunity to access observations made by specialist teaching. These will be presented as examples for you to take back to school and support pupils who may be struggling or identified as having ALN.
What does progression look like in Music across the primary school?
Let us show you where to start, age appropriate language to use and activities that develop skills. Leave this course with a clear understanding of the elements of music and how we can use them to appraise effectively and communicate with an audience. Packed with practical strategies, resources and ideas, this is a fully interactive day of fun designed to demystify and inspire.
Creating and improving independent learning skills in young children.
ESTYN Inspections are regularly recommending that children improve these skills but how do we achieve this on a day-to-day basis in our schools? Independence is far bigger than children not interrupting teachers……
We must ask ourselves:
What are we doing for these children that they could do for themselves-from the time that they come into school in the morning to the time that they go home?
The course will include many, many different systems routines and real-life examples of good practice. It also includes hints and tips that will enable schools to develop this vital life-long skill in their children.
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.
What does progression in Drama look like in primary school?
This ‘live’ online session considers how Drama could be structured and mapped by primary schools in Wales, in a way that helps ensure continuity and progression of knowledge, skills and experience.
- developing the critical skills of middle leaders
- building teams and developing effective team dynamics
- developing effective skills to support performance management
- personal development: applications, interviews and improving presentation skills