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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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  • Spend £200 (exc. VAT) on CPD and receive 5% off
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  • Spend £400 (exc. VAT) on CPD and receive 10% off
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  • Spend £600 (exc. VAT) on CPD and receive 15% off
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Creating Opportunities for Learners in KS1

Taking the Characteristics of Effective Learning Forward into KS1 One Day Summer $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

KS1 Practice Essentials

How to Challenge & Extend Thinking in Y1 Workshop Summer $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
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

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