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Early Excellence Courses

Early Excellence are delighted to be working with Scarborough Teaching Alliance to offer a range of high quality professional development opportunities for Heads, Senior Leaders, EYFS and Year 1 teams which will challenge and inform teaching, practice and provision.

All sessions held at Newby and Scalby Primary School, The Green, Scarborough, YO12 5JA

To book your places or for further information, please contact:  scarboroughteachingalliance@childhaven.n-yorks.sch.uk

Session

Date/Times

Cost

In Pursuit of Excellence in the EYFS: Quality Practice for Heads, Senior & EYFS Leaders

Audience: Heads, Senior & EYFS Leaders

This session for Heads and EYFS leaders will start to consider the key principles for confidently monitoring the EYFS and striving for outstanding. Participants will access resources to support with the quality assurance and the evaluation of practice, provision and impact in their EYFS.

Monday 20th January 2020

9.30am – 12.00pm 

£50 (exc. VAT)

All About High-Quality Outdoor Learning

Audience: EYFS Practitioners

From making dens and flying kites, to constructing waterways, we know that children thrive in the outdoors across the whole year. A well-planned outdoor area is a powerful learning environment for young children and should provide opportunities where they can develop and apply their existing skills and knowledge across all areas of the curriculum.

Drawing on examples of outstanding practice, this inspiring and practical course will enable you to optimise the quality of learning in the early years within your outside environment, develop a deeper understanding of how the characteristics of effective learning as well as critical skills such as language for thinking, literacy and maths can be effectively embedded and extended outdoors.

Tuesday 19th May 2020

9.30am - 3.30pm

£150 (exc. VAT)

Building Learning Power: Exploring the Wonderful Possibilities of Block Play

Audience: EYFS practitioners

Well planned, effectively resourced block play enables young children to develop skills and explore ideas that support each area of learning. In addition to this, through problem solving, collaboration and the planning of ideas, block play provides the perfect context for learning to learn. In this highly practical session we will explore:

• how to plan an effective block play area
• the different developmental stages of block play
• what planning for effective block play should look like
• how block play can be used to support literacy skills and mathematical development

Photographs and case studies used as part of this session will inspire teachers and practitioners to develop their own block play environments.

Tuesday 19th May 2020

4.00pm - 5.30pm

£50 (exc. VAT)

Innovate Outdoor Learning: Making the most of Outdoor Opportunities in Y1

Audience: Year 1 practitioners

A well-planned outdoor area is a powerful learning environment for your children and this popular and practical day course will explore how to optimise the quality of leading outdoor learning into Year 1, ensuring challenge and progression. We will look at team roles, interactions and observation alongside curricular opportunities – and you will be sure to take away a wealth of new ideas.

Wednesday 20th May 2020 

9.30am - 3.30pm

£150 

(exc. VAT)

Big, Big Maths: Working with Maths on a Large Scale

Audience: EYFS practitioners

During this twilight we will explore the ways in which children use their muscles and minds together as they learn. When they lift, carry, transport, dig, balance and fill they are exploring many of their own ideas and developing their understanding of key concepts. By exploring a wide range of possibilities with large, open-ended materials outdoor play can provide many opportunities for children to experience real mathematics on a large scale.
Through highly active, physical experiences children thoroughly embed their understanding of early mathematical concepts and learn to use mathematical vocabulary in purposeful and meaningful ways. This twilight will outline the key experiences, resources and organisation which are needed to support and extend children’s early mathematical thinking and will provide valuable strategies for providing inspiring maths in a big way.

Tuesday 23rd June 2020

4.00pm - 5.30pm

£50 (exc. VAT)

To book your places or for further information, please contact:  scarboroughteachingalliance@childhaven.n-yorks.sch.uk


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