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September 2019

It’s a Small World with Alice Sharp

September 5 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
£55

For practitioners working with children two to five years Through their natural curiosity and by providing them with a wide variety of activities and experiences in play, children begin to develop a range of skills and concepts including observation, experimentation and free exploration of their surroundings. Small world is an area of play where children can become lost, can create from anything and everything. This session will consider how small world can help support: Breadth of language skills Expressive and…

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Numeracy Across Learning with Alice Sharp

September 17 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
£55

For practitioners working with children birth to five years The enjoyment of number games and using number skills is an important factor in developing confidence and excitement about maths. This training session will look at a wide range of examples of how we the adult can shape and scaffold thinking around mathematics. Focus will be around; Matching Comparing Classifying Measuring Sequencing Seriation Special Relationships Geometry This course will be held 9.30am - 12.30pm and 5pm - 8pm   

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October 2019

Schema – Observing, Supporting and Responding with Marie Richardson

October 7 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

For practitioners working with children birth to five years. Children do not all learn in the same way. As practitioners working with young children we should be aware of the ways different children learn. Schemas are patterns of repeatable behaviour which can often be noticed in young children's play. Although children often show particular schemas in their play, not all children appear especially schematic. Some show one particular schema particularly strongly and others show several at once. Sometimes one schema…

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Child Development from Birth to Five with Marie Richardson

October 24 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The 21st Century Child is experiencing a very different childhood to those working with them. Our children have never lived without access to the internet, screens that allow access to experiences, places, knowledge that we could never have imagined. They are tuned in to a very different world. This session will focus on exploring and fully considering the developmental norms, expectations and milestones of babies, toddlers and young children. Discussion around each area of development will be woven in around…

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November 2019

Tinkering and Tampering with Alice Sharp

November 27 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Discover the value of tinkering tables and workshops and their capacity to promote language, early science and mathematical thinking as children design and create together. Theory and practice woven together through active, hands on, practical ideas. Delegates will explore Tinkering and how it supports: Investigating Predicting Inferring Defining Classifying Estimating Measuring Observing Communicating Making   This course will be held 1-4pm and 5-8pm 

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January 2020

Literacy across Learning with Marie Richardson

13th January 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
£55

For practitioners working with children birth to five years. The Curriculum for Excellence sets out the challenge to ensure that every young child should experience environments that are rich in language opportunities and set high expectations for literacy and the use of language. This session will explore a wide range of literacy ideas to promote; Listening and hearing Talking with a focus on expressive and descriptive language Pre reading and reading including the idea of phonics Mark making to writing

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February 2020

Messy manipulations for Under Threes with Alice Sharp

10th February 2020 @ 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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March 2020

Playfulness to promote Literacy and Numeracy with Marie Richardson

5th March 2020 @ 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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