Early Years Insets

A selection of our early years inset courses

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Outdoor Learning

  • A step by step guide to developing a flexible, imaginative outdoor learning environment.
  • Practical ideas and activities that support children’s learning across all areas of learning and development.
  • Resourcing the outdoor area on a tight budget.

Raising Boys’ Achievement: Getting it Right from the Start

  • Making literacy active, fun and purposeful for boys.
  • Creating a supportive indoor and outdoor learning environment.
  • Strategies to support boys’ independence.
  • Engaging with parents.

From Marks to Words: Learning to Read and Write

  • Review the skills children need to be successful readers and writers.
  • Strategies to develop ‘Talk for Writing.’
  • Using children’s interest as stimulus for reading and writing in both adult-led activities and the continuous curriculum.
  • Resources, activities and ideas to support the development of children’s phonic, gross and fine motor skills.

Observation, Assessment and Planning

  • Review the principles of effective practice.
  • Explore how to use observations to identify children’s interest to inform planning and provision.
  • Developing the indoor and outdoor environment to enable children to demonstrate their knowledge and skills.

A Square Peg in A Round Hole: Inclusion for Every Child

  • How to identify children with special educational needs – exploring the reason behind the observed behaviour.
  • Developing an inclusive environment.
  • Practical strategies to support inclusion of children with Autism, Asperger’s, ADHD, Specific Learning Difficulties, Dyspraxia.

Making Maths Real

  • Active learning approaches to maths.
  • Creating opportunities within the learning environment that develop calculating, problem-solving and measuring skills.
  • Using stories as a vehicle for mathematical learning.

Everything you need to Know about Phonics

  • How children learn to read.
  • Implementing the synthetic phonics programme, ‘Letters and Sounds.’
  • Developing the indoor and outdoor learning environment to support phonic acquisition.
  • Practical ideas and activities to support the link between reading and writing.

Transition from Reception to Year 1: A Process not an Event

  • Developing effective communication between teachers on each side of the transition.
  • Ensuring continuity and progression.
  • Develop teaching strategies that are exciting, challenging and appropriate.

Creative Learning Environments that support the Characteristics of Learning

  • Play and Exploration.
  • Active learning.
  • Creativity and sustained shared thinking.

Preparation for Ofsted: Early Years Foundation Stage

  • Reflecting on the EYFS key messages.
  • Evaluating provision and practice.
  • Identify strengths and areas for development.

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