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An effective whole school approach to the development of pupils’ speaking and listening skills and the meaningful use of talk across the curriculum create confident, happy and motivated learners. The new curriculum asks pupils to use their communication skills to engage with people, texts, ideas and experiences. This course helps your school to develop a cohesive strategy to build pupils’ oracy skills in a stimulating, pupil-centred environment.
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 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.
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 course will provide you with many excellent practical ideas to help you raise standards in writing. It will explain how a consistent approach that develops through clear stages, raises standards.
Getting to Grips with the ‘Expressive Arts AoLE’
This programme will give you creative and practical strategies for improving and developing the Expressive Arts in years 4,5 & 6. As well as giving comprehensive and inspiring activities for Progress step 3, delegates will also have time to plan collaboratively for this AoLE, and they can link this to other areas of learning. This course will give inspiring ideas for progress step 3 as well as pedagogical strategies to improve progress in this AoLE.
This course will review the new AoLE for Science & Technology at Y1, Y2, Y3, explain key changes and terminology; suggest effective and challenging activities, resources and learning strategies to support their successful implementation.
The aim of the course is to raise awareness of autism and to develop a range of resources and practical strategies to support pupils on the autism spectrum in the mainstream setting.
This course will review the new curriculum for Humanities at PS3, Y4, Y5, Y6, explaining key changes and terminology; suggesting effective and challenging activities; resources and learning strategies to support successful implementation.
Teaching maths through story books provides children with engaging and exciting ways of exploring and understanding key mathematical concepts. They captivate children’s interest and help them understand that mathematics is everywhere, even in the stories they hear and read.
This course will look at ways in which sharing stories can be linked directly to the development of mathematical concepts. It will explore a range of practical mathematics activities that enable children to use and apply mathematical concepts and language in real life meaningful situations, linked to a wide range of children’s literature.
‘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
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.
This course will review the new AoLE for Science & Technology at Nursery/Reception, explain key changes and terminology; suggest effective and challenging activities, resources and learning strategies to support their successful implementation.
Promoting and improving independent learning skills
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……
Getting to Grips with the ‘Expressive Arts AoLE’
This programme will give you creative and practical strategies for improving and developing the Expressive Arts in Nursery and Reception. As well as giving comprehensive and inspiring activities for Progress step 1, delegates will also have time to plan collaboratively for this AoLE, and they can link this to other areas of learning. This course will give inspiring ideas for progress step 1 as well as pedagogical strategies to improve progress in this AoLE.