Courses

We’re Going on a Science Hunt! Science in the Outdoor Environment for 3-7s

Friday, 13 May 2016 - 9:30am
This fun and practical course explores how to use picture books and the outdoor environment as a starting point for scientific enquiry in the Early Years and KS1.
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Group Reading in KS2

Monday, 23 May 2016 - 9:30am
Explore the key skills and experiences involved in developing higher order reading skills in KS2, ensuring progress from KS1.
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Power of Reading and Power of Reading in the Early Years Information Conference 2016

Tuesday, 24 May 2016 - 10:00am
Have you discovered the Power of Reading? Learn how this project, which has raised achievement in over 2500 schools nationally, transforms children’s enthusiasm for reading and the profound effect this has on attainment in reading and writing.
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The Role of Rhyme and Song in Early Phonological Development with Steve Grocott

Wednesday, 8 June 2016 - 9:30am
This fun and highly practical day will offer ideas to develop children’s early phonological awareness through singing, reciting chants and rhymes and following beats and rhythms, laying the foundation for reading readiness and the success of systematic phonics teaching.
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Developing a Reading for Pleasure School and Library

Wednesday, 8 June 2016 - 9:30am
Develop a reading for pleasure school through the creation, management and development of dedicated spaces that will support children’s learning and encourage a love of reading.
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Group Reading from Reception to Year 2

Friday, 10 June 2016 - 9:30am
Explore the key skills and experiences involved in learning to read in the Early Years and KS1 and investigate a variety of strategies and activities to support children’s progress in reading during group and guided reading sessions using a range of quality children’s books.
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The Power of Pictures Conference

Monday, 13 June 2016 - 9:30am
Inspire learning through working with picture books and their creators. Attend this conference to hear how drawing and illustration support writing, be inspired by Children's Laureate Chris Riddell and participate in workshops with talented children's book illustrators Viviane Schwarz, Alexis Deacon and Benji Davies.
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Inspiring Writers KS2

Wednesday, 15 June 2016 - 9:30am
Explore ways to develop effective classroom contexts and routines to enthuse, inspire and support children in KS2 to raise their achievement in writing.
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Meeting the Needs of Children with English as an Additional Language

Friday, 17 June 2016 - 9:30am
Participants will explore strategies and approaches for supporting children with EAL at each stage of language development across the primary setting. This course develops understanding of the key pedagogy that underpins language acquisition.
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Effective Spelling

Friday, 17 June 2016 - 9:30am
Learn effective approaches and strategies to support the successful teaching and learning of spelling.
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