This 2 day training will help schools to ensure that learning experiences in Year 1 build upon the personalised approaches and structured play-based learning of the Reception class and promote the positive development of children throughout the later primary years. Teachers will deepen their understanding of the expectations in both the EYFS 2014 and the National Curriculum 2014.
The training will focus on children’s development and wellbeing, the learning environment, the role of ongoing observations and assessments and ways to support parents to understand learning in KS1. Teachers will examine responsible pedagogy in Year 1 and consider ways in which schools can develop approaches to supporting transition.
"Children’s learning needs at age 6 are pretty much the same as at age 5, so we need to be asking whether current practices and opportunities in Year 1 classrooms reflect the active and interactive children we see learning in the Foundation Stage. "Moving on to Key Stage 1, Julie Fisher (2010)
"I feel much more prepared to provide a learning environment that supports the needs of 5/6 year olds."Teacher, 2017