Courses

Lire, Dire et Rire - Using French Picture Books In The Classroom

Friday, 23 February 2018 - 10:00am
Teaching a foreign language is a requirement of the KS2 curriculum. Learn creative and practical approaches for teaching French with confidence using high quality picture books.
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Supporting Grammar, Punctuation and Vocabulary for Teaching Assistants

Tuesday, 27 February 2018 - 10:00am

New Course for 2017-18

Explore practical approaches that support all children to use grammar effectively in their writing. Teaching Assistants on this training will develop a thorough understanding of the expectations for grammar, punctuation and vocabulary across all primary phases.

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Planning Creatively Around Texts in EYFS

Wednesday, 28 February 2018 - 10:00am
Support EYFS children with their language, learning and play with 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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The Power of the Picture Book for Teaching Mathematics in KS1

Tuesday, 13 March 2018 - 10:00am
This fun and practical day explores incorporating 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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Dramatically Improving Literacy in KS1 & KS2

Wednesday, 21 March 2018 - 10:00am

The creative use of drama as a learning and teaching strategy across the curriculum is an essential tool in building pupil confidence, developing empathy and promoting understanding. This practical training, rooted in research and developed in partnership with the Unicorn Theatre will boost participants’ confidence and ability to use drama strategies in the classroom. It will demonstrate how involvement in carefully structured drama activities can sharpen comprehension skills, enhance content of written work and pro

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Developing a Reading for Pleasure School and Library

Thursday, 22 March 2018 - 10:00am

This training will define the concept of ‘reading for pleasure’ and discuss why it has become an integral feature of statutory requirements.

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

Friday, 23 March 2018 - 10:00am
Explore how poetry can be used in cross curricular ways to develop effective writing and increase children's comprehension of language with award winning poet Rachel Rooney
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The Power of the Picture Book for Teaching Mathematics in the Early Years

Tuesday, 27 March 2018 - 10:00am
This fun and practical day explore how picture books enable EYFS children to benefit from a richer and more complex understanding of mathematical language and concepts.
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We’re Going on a Science Hunt! Science in the Outdoor Environment for 3-7s

Friday, 20 April 2018 - 10:00am
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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Raising Writing Standards through Book Making - Foundation to Year 8

Thursday, 26 April 2018 - 10:00am
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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