Courses

Let’s Write! Improving Reading and Writing using Poetry with Rachel Rooney

Monday, 27 February 2017 - 9:30am
Inspire and engage reluctant writers and readers through practical, cross-curricular teaching approaches while developing pupils’ enjoyment and understanding of language.
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Supporting Mathematics in the Primary Years for Teaching Assistants

Tuesday, 28 February 2017 - 9:30am
Develop teaching assistants' confidence and knowledge in supporting children’s mathematical understanding and progress through the National Curriculum 2014 phases.
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Reflecting Realities: British Values in Children’s Literature Conference

Wednesday, 1 March 2017 - 9:30am
This timely and important conference on 1 March will consider the role that children’s literature plays in helping us make sense of the world around us and our place within it. Suitable for all those working with primary school children, hear from legends of children's literature including Floella Benjamin and Elizabeth Laird and take part in author and poet led workshops for EYFS to KS2
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Developing a Reading for Pleasure School and Library

Friday, 3 March 2017 - 9:30am

This course will consider what defines the concept of ‘reading for pleasure’ and why it has become an integral feature of statutory requirements. Participants will reflect on the core components that contribute towards developing a Reading for Pleasure School, including guidance on the creation, management and development of dedicated spaces that will support children’s learning and encourage a love of reading.

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The Power of the Picture Book for Teaching Mathematics in KS1

Tuesday, 7 March 2017 - 9:30am
This fun and practical day explores how to incorporate picture books into the teaching and learning of mathematics to enable children in KS1 to benefit from a richer and more complex understanding of mathematical language and concepts.
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Gaps in Phonics for KS2

Friday, 10 March 2017 - 9:30am
This two day course will develop knowledge and understanding of how to teach the use and application of phonics in KS2. Practitioners will deepen their subject knowledge in each of the phonic phases, identifying the gaps for individual learners. They will explore a range of strategies and resources for closing the gaps, using quality children’s literature and a range of practical activities.
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Planning Creatively Around Texts in EYFS

Friday, 10 March 2017 - 9:30am
Support EYFS children with their language, learning and play through high quality picture books. This practical course, grounded in sound pedagogical research, provides ideas for creative indoor and outdoor provision to raise achievement across all areas of learning in the EYFS 2014.
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Meeting the Needs of Children with English as an Additional Language

Monday, 20 March 2017 - 9:30am
During this two day course participants will learn strategies and approaches for supporting children with EAL at each stage of language development across the primary setting. They will gain the confidence, knowledge, skills and ideas to support best practice back in the classroom.
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The Power of the Picture Book for Teaching Mathematics in the Early Years

Tuesday, 21 March 2017 - 10:45am
This fun and practical day explores how to incorporate picture books into the teaching and learning of mathematics to enable EYFS children to benefit from a richer and more complex understanding of mathematical language and concepts.
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Paul Johnson's Improving Writing Through Paper Technology - Foundation to Year 8

Thursday, 23 March 2017 - 9:30am
Explore how to inspire children’s writing through book making with pioneering book artist, Paul Johnson. In this hands-on and enjoyable workshop, participants will learn practical book making techniques that can be used in the classroom.
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