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January 2020

Developing Language Through Role-Play with Moyra Boland

January 27 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
£55

The imaginative world of role-play absorbs children and allows them to see the world from other characters perspectives. Taking on roles from fairy tales and much-loved books helps children to engage and relate to the world around them.  Developing language through role-play is an extension of children's natural ability to play. This course allows practitioners to understand ways in which children adopt other characters and supports children's imagined world where amazing and exciting things can happen.   This course will…

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February 2020

Messy manipulations for Under Threes with Alice Sharp

February 10 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
£55

For practitioners working with children birth to three years. Reassess the learning potential of malleable materials for babies, toddlers and young children and how messy play experiences help develop the four internal senses and five external senses of our children. Delegates will explore how the experiences they offer can help develop Guy Claxton’s seven critical ‘C’ skills for children in the 21st century: confidence, curiosity, collaboration, commitment, communication, creativity and craftsmanship. This course will be held 1pm - 4pm and…

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Developing a Love of Reading with Neil Griffiths

February 19 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

This highly thought-provoking and practical course will explore the many ways that adults, both in nursery, school and at home, can play a crucial role in helping develop their children into life-long readers. Suitable for all practitioners working with children 3-5 or Primary Teachers working with P1. This half-day session will address: • the powerful ways adults can ‘model’ the pleasure of reading • the development of a reading culture • ways of auditing and choosing suitable reading material •…

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March 2020

Playfulness to promote Literacy and Numeracy with Marie Richardson

March 5 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

For practitioners working with children birth to five years Catching the essence of children’s thinking and learning can be difficult. This practical session will offer delegates opportunity to observe, explore and reflect on how certain resources, artefacts and environments can be used to draw out literacy and numeracy outcomes. Sand and Water, Construction, Stories, Mud, Puzzles and Games all have a huge amount to offer our children when being spontaneous. However, learning moments are often missed if the adults are…

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Asking Fabulous Fat Questions with Moyra Boland

March 16 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
£55

How many questions a day do you think you ask?  How many questions do you plan for?  When you read a story and ask children questions at the end how do you know those questions are the right ones?  When a child asks you a question can you detect from the question the level of understanding and engagement?   This course offers participants the opportunity to link questioning with higher order thinking and understanding the ways in which practitioners can…

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