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Embracing the challenges of teaching in KS1, these specialist courses and twilights offer a range of CPD opportunities for those new into this phase and more experienced teachers – drawing on inspiring case studies and packed with practical ideas and strategies to maximise learning across the curriculum.

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Creating Opportunities for Learners in KS1

Securing a Broad & Balanced Curriculum in Y1 One Day Spring $175.00

Securing a Broad & Balanced Curriculum in Y1

Course description

This course addresses the issues around effective planning; ensuring that all aspects of the KS1 curriculum are effectively taught and that key skills are embedded, whilst ensuring that that children are given opportunities to make links, explore and think critically.

During this inspiring course, delegates will be supported to find ways to manage these challenges. We will consider how to interpret learning through skilful observation and use this information to accurately assess and explore how a combination of adult led, carefully planned provision and opportunities for child-initiated learning can bring about successful outcomes. Time will also be given to create an action plan unique to the specific needs of your school.

Delegates will consider how a combination of adult led, carefully planned provision and opportunities for child-initiated learning can bring about successful learning outcomes.

Benefits

  • Clarity of how to develop KS1 provision that supports the whole curriculum
  • An understanding of how to capitalize on ‘incidental learning’
  • Practical ideas for developing strategies to extend and capture children’s learning
Course type One Day Course
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $231.53 (exc. VAT)
Audience KS1 Leaders and Y1 Teachers seeking to develop practice
Venue, Date & Time
Northern Centre
Wednesday 27th March, 9.30am – 3.30pm Book Now
London Centre
Friday 29th March, 9.30am – 3.30pm Book Now
Taking the Characteristics of Effective Learning Forward into KS1 One Day Spr/Sum $175.00

Taking the Characteristics of Effective Learning Forward into KS1

Course description

We know that a major source of the difference between the highest and lowest achieving children is the degree to which they become regulators of their own learning. Good learners have strong dispositions and the skills to access all learning opportunities fully.  This course will explore how best to support each child’s approach to learning; reflecting on the nature and content of the characteristics of effective learning and their critical significance for children’s learning.  Participants will consider how these characteristics can be facilitated, supported and recognised throughout KS1.

Benefits

  • In-depth understanding of the Characteristics of Effective learning and what these look like in KS1
  • Strategies to promote a classroom culture that fosters positive dispositions to learning
  • Inspiring and practical examples of active learning
Course type One Day Course
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $231.53
Audience KS1 Leaders and Y1 Teachers seeking to develop practice
Venue, Date & Time
Nottingham Hub
Friday 21st June, 9.30am – 3.30pm Book Now
Ensuring Smooth Transitions for Children Moving into Y1 One Day Summer $175.00

Ensuring Smooth Transitions for Children Moving into Y1

Course description

Transition is not an event, but a process. Poor transitions cause stress for young children which can lead to anxiety, significantly impacting on their ongoing progress across all areas of learning and development. The transition from Reception into Y1 continues to be a challenge and area of debate for many schools and for many children. In order to ensure a smooth transition and continuity in their learning it is vital to consider the unique needs of each child.  The course will explore ways to make the best use of evidence that has been captured about children’s learning, including the EYFS Profile.

Throughout the day delegates will consider key principles for transition and practical ways to ensure this is as smooth and successful as possible; with opportunities to reflect on their current approach and consider a developmentally and age appropriate approach.

Benefits

  • A deeper understanding of the impact transition has on children
  • Strategies to help make the most of existing evidence about children’s previous learning
  • Practical ideas to help make transition a success
Course type One Day Course
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $231.53 (exc. VAT)
Audience KS1 Leaders and Y1 Teachers seeking to develop practice
Venue, Date & Time
Northern Centre
Monday 10th June, 9.30am-3.30pm Book Now
London Centre
Monday 10th June, 9.30am-3.30pm Book Now

KS1 Practice Essentials

How to use Continuous Provision Year 1 Workshop Spr/Sum $55.00

How to use Continuous Provision Year 1

Course description

Research identifies that children benefit if the curriculum and provision in Y1 builds on previous experiences and provides rich opportunities for exploration and challenge. During this practical workshop delegates will develop an understanding of the principles of continuous provision and how to ensure that this is challenging enough to meet the increasing needs of the KS1 curriculum.

Benefits

  • Clarity around what continuous provision should look like in Year 1
  • A deeper understanding of how to create active, meaningful learning environments
Course type Workshop
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $72.77
Audience Y1 Teachers and HLTAs seeking to build expert knowledge
Venue, Date & Time
London Centre
Tuesday 30th April, 10.00am – 12.00pm Book Now
Northern Centre
Wednesday 8th May, 10.00am – 12.00pm Book Now
How to Evidence Learning & Demonstrate Progress in Y1 Workshop Spr/Sum $55.00

How to Evidence Learning & Demonstrate Progress in Y1

Course description

Ensuring children continue to make progress whilst presenting learning in ways that engage and motivate can be challenging for many KS1 practitioners. Although many classrooms now have elements of continuous provision in KS1 there is still much uncertainty as to how best to make it work. Questions such as ‘How can we ensure that children are challenged and making progress whilst engaged in self -initiated learning?’ and ‘How can we best evidence self-initiated learning?’ are often asked.  This session explores manageable ways to evidence learning through planning and recording and shares high quality examples.

Benefits

  • Practical ideas for recording learning using the continuous provision
  • Ideas for how to create engaging learning opportunities
Course type Workshop
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $72.77
Audience Y1 Teachers and HLTAs seeking to build expert knowledge
Venue, Date & Time
London Centre
Tuesday 14th May, 10.00am Book Now
Northern Centre
Wednesday 15th May, 10.00am-12.00pm Book Now
How to Challenge & Extend Thinking in Y1 Workshop Spr/Sum $55.00

How to Challenge & Extend Thinking in Y1

Course description

In today’s rapidly changing world, children need to be able to do much more than repeat a list of facts. Supporting children in developing thinking, rather than just learning facts and skills ensures that children are taught the skills that they will need in later life. They need to be critical thinkers who can make sense of information, make inferences, analyse, contrast and compare. Providing opportunities for children to question, share ideas, predict and hypothesise is critical for cognitive development and allows children to learn how to learn.

This workshop will explore ways that teachers in Y1 can stretch children’s thinking, offering them challenges that fire their imagination and help to develop their problem-solving skills.

Benefits

  • Deepen understand around the importance of developing thinking skills and how this impacts on high quality teaching and learning
  • Explore resources that promote and inspire curiosity
Course type Workshop
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $72.77
Audience Y1 Teachers and HLTAs seeking to build expert knowledge
Venue, Date & Time
Northern Centre
Tuesday 25th June, 10.00am – 12.00pm Book Now
London Centre
Tuesday 25th June, 10.00am – 12.00pm Book Now
Nottingham Hub
Thursday 27th June, 1.00pm - 3.00pm Book Now

KS1 Inspiration for Practice

Building Bridges: Linking Science, Maths and Engineering in KS1 Twilight Summer $35.00

Building Bridges: Linking Science, Maths and Engineering in KS1

Course description

Architecture is much more than designing building, just as engineering is much more than fixing cars and boilers.  Engineers and Architects use mathematical and scientific knowledge and their creativity to solve problems in the real world. This twilight will demonstrate many of the key ideas and concepts used in designing, constructing and engineering and give real examples of how these can be linked to teaching across the curriculum in KS1 – especially maths and science. Ideas of how to integrate challenges and innovative ideas through continuous provision areas will also be explored.

Benefits

  • Understanding of the learning potential in construction-based activities.
  • Discussions around the most valuable resources for engaging young builders and engineers.
  • Sharing of practical ideas linked to curriculum areas
Course type Twilight
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $46.31 (exc. VAT)
Audience KS1 Teams seeking inspiration and new ideas
Venue, Date & Time
Northern Centre
Thursday 20th June, 4.30pm-6.00pm Book Now
London Centre
Thursday 20th June, 4.30pm-6.00pm Book Now
The Story Factory: Making the Most of Small World Twilight Summer $35.00

The Story Factory: Making the Most of Small World

Course description

The ability to ‘talk a story’ is the critical first step in children becoming successful story writers.  Small World resources provide the ideal opportunity for children to bring their ideas to life using concrete objects.  They can be used to support the development of characters, create settings and explore plots from the simple to the complex.

During this twilight delegates with look at how to use  and enrich their Small World resources effectively to inspire and extend young writers in KS1, and how this links with the challenges of curriculum.  We will also consider how technology can be used to bring these stories to life!

Course type Twilight
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $46.31 (exc. VAT)
Audience KS1 Teams seeking inspiration and new ideas
Venue, Date & Time
Nottingham Hub
Thursday 27th June, 4.30pm-6.00pm Book Now
London Centre
Thursday 9th May, 4.30pm-6.00pm Book Now
Northern Centre
Thursday 9th May, 4.30pm-6.00pm Book Now

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