NEW Safely use a range of tools, materials and equipment for the S & T AoLE (focus on using wood) in PS1, PS2 & PS3

Course date: 4th Oct 2022
  • 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?

£210.00 + VAT (20%)

Target Group: All Teachers N-Y6
The Science and Technology AoLE offers the opportunity for pupils to apply and develop a range of skills, knowledge and understanding through application in a range of exciting and motivating contexts. Essential to this practical application is the safe and confident use of a range of materials. One of the construction materials that lends itself to practical work in the primary sector is wood. This session will focus on developing an understanding of wood as a construction material and developing the skills required to work safely. Using wood in D&T is an exciting and natural area to develop and support the four purposes of the new curriculum. Delegates will have the opportunity to use real tools safely to design and make their own products. What are the benefits of woodwork in the curriculum?  Open ended tasks allow learners to develop their natural inquisitiveness and creativity, whilst developing creative thinking, innovation, expressing imagination, mathematical skills, scientific thinking and investigation, physical development and coordination. Developing language and communication and numeracy skills is woven naturally into designing and making using wood.

Course Presenter: Nerys Tudor Jones

DESIGN TECHNOLOGY - Nerys has 20 years teaching experience in Foundation Phase and Key Stage 2 in five different primary schools and three authorities. She has been senior leader in 2 and Deputy Head Teacher for 6 years. During this time Nerys Tudor Jones also worked on Welsh Government projects to write new materials and produce resources, including assessments and examples of best practice. She has presented at a Welsh Government conference on cluster, transition and enterprise projects. She has presented at the Birmingham NEC on various successful design and technology projects including food technology, computer aided designs, healthy eating weeks, electrical and computer control. Nerys was invited to represent Wales in the James Dyson Innovation Group, which involved working on an innovative project, incorporating Literacy, Numeracy and thinking skills. Other experience: Nerys’ passion for Design and Technology began in secondary school, where she achieved an ‘A’ grade for Design & Technology at A level, before going on to study at university, completing a 4 year B.Ed specialising in D&T. Nerys Tudor Jones is an author of educational books and was a recipient of a prestigious National D&T teaching award. She has worked on various projects with the Design and Technology Association as her role in the Primary Advisory Group, which includes ‘Projects on a Page’. In addition to working with Collective Learning as a course provider, Nerys is also Primary Consultant in Design & Technology working alongside schools, running INSET and providing support for schools in the effective delivery of D&T. Nerys believes it is an exciting time for Wales with Prof Donaldson’s recommendations recognising the importance of Science of Technology as an AoLE. Search for Courses

Course Location: South Wales - Cardiff

Future Inn, Hemingway Road, Cardiff Bay, CF10 4AU   START TIME: 8.30am coffee and registration for a 9.00am start
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