Planning the Outdoor Space in the Foundation Phase – SOUTH WALES (Cardiff)

Outside space: big bit or small bit? How can we use it?

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 creating, organising and managing this interesting area!

£190.00 + VAT (20%)

Target Group: FP Teachers, TAs

Course objectives

  • ensure high quality outdoor spaces/classrooms across the FP that are efficiently resourced and managed, no matter how big or small
  • embrace opportunities to create and further develop areas adjacent to classrooms so they provide a range of effective and productive activities which support current learning and children’s interests
  • share a range of excellent outdoor spaces/classroom provision
  • provide opportunities to plan for specific high quality outdoor space/classroom provision
  • provide examples of Literacy/Numeracy skill progression across the Foundation Phase
Delegates attending the training will have electronic access to a bank of adaptable activity cards which can be used from Nursery to Year 2.

Course Presenter: Jen Summers

FP PEDAGOGY and PRACTICE - Jen Summers has over 30 years’ experience in primary education. She has taught in and managed two large multicultural nurseries and was a Senior Leader. She is an ‘Associate of the London College of Music’, an experienced musician and a great believer in the creative arts to develop children in the standards agenda. Jen Summers was the Foundation Phase Training and Support Officer for Newport and then part of a vibrant Foundation Phase Team in the EAS Consortium. She worked closely with schools and settings to ensure high quality Foundation Phase provision for all children across the region.  She has delivered extensive training in all aspects of Foundation Phase pedagogy and practice to diverse audiences including head teachers, senior leaders, teachers, teaching assistants, governors as well as staff in non maintained settings. Jen Summers works with schools to promote the development of the whole child through rich, engaging and meaningful experiences where children increasingly take responsibility for their own learning in order to become confident, competent and resilient learners. Search for Courses

Course Location: South Wales - Cardiff

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