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KS1 Courses at Our Centres

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

Also, to support colleagues moving into KS1 in September, we are leading a package of three day courses specifically designed to equip teachers with the knowledge and skills that underpin effective practice. Be sure to secure places as courses start at the end of this term.

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Choose from the following: Course Date Price

Moving On: Ensuring Smooth Transitions Into KS1 One Day May / Jul £175.00

Moving On: Ensuring Smooth Transitions Into KS1

Course description

As children move into Y1 it is essential that practice offers continuity from the EYFS, building on children’s learning experiences, whilst also offering sufficient challenge. Ensuring that the Year 1 Curriculum is met and that all children make progress, whilst keeping the transition experience positive can be challenging for both practitioners and families.

Delegates will examine effective ways to support the transition into Key Stage 1 through capitalizing on elements of EYFS practice. The challenges of moving from an EYFS curriculum to the National Curriculum will be discussed with time spent exploring practical ways to deal with the implications on planning, timetabling and environments.

Benefits

  • Clarity of how to use elements of EYFS pedagogy to successfully plan for transition
  • Practical ideas for providing a challenging but supportive Y1 environment
Course type One Day Course
Led by Early Excellence Curriculum Team
Price £175.00 (exc. VAT)
Additional Delegate £150.00 (exc. VAT)
Audience KS1 Teachers, KS1 Practitioners
Venue, Date & Time
London Centre
Tuesday 3rd July, 9.30am-3.30pm Book Now
Unpicking The Issues: Securing A Broad & Balanced Curriculum In YR1 One Day Jun £175.00

Unpicking The Issues: Securing A Broad & Balanced Curriculum In YR1

Course description

This course has been designed to address 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.

Delegates will consider how to interpret learning through skillful 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 learning outcomes. Time will also be given to create an action plan unique to the specific needs of your school.

Benefits

  • Clarity of how to develop KS1 provision that supports the whole curriculum
  • An understanding of how to capitalise on ‘incidental learning’
  • Practical ideas for developing strategies to extend and capture children’s learning
Course type One Day Course
Led by Anna Lacey, London Centre Manager / Nova Robinson, North Centre Manager
Price £175.00 (exc. VAT)
Additional Delegate £150.00 (exc. VAT)
Audience KS1 Teachers and KS 1 Leaders
Venue, Date & Time
Northern Centre
Wednesday 6th June, 9.30am-3.30pm Book Now
London Centre
Tuesday 5th June, 9.30am-3.30pm Book Now
No Walls, No Barriers, No Limits: Creative Ways Of Exploring The Outdoors Twilight Jun £35.00

No Walls, No Barriers, No Limits: Creative Ways Of Exploring The Outdoors

Course description

From making dens to constructing waterways; we know that children thrive in the outdoors. A well-planned outdoor area is a powerful learning environment for young children. However, with packed timetables and small or nonexistent outdoor areas this isn’t always easy.

Drawing on examples of outstanding practice, this course will give practitioners ideas to optimise the quality of learning in the outside environment; gaining a clearer understanding of how critical skills such as language for thinking, literacy and maths can be effectively embedded and extended.

Benefits

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the potential of outdoor learning
  • Clarity of how interpret pedagogical practice outdoors
  • Practical solutions for developing your outdoors
Course type Twilight
Led by Early Excellence Curriculum Team
Price £35.00 (exc. VAT)
Audience KS1 Teachers, KS1 Practitioners
Venue, Date & Time
Northern Centre
Monday 11th June, 4.30-6pm Book Now
London Centre
Tuesday 12th June, 4.30-6pm Book Now
Moving Into Year 1: Getting Off To A Flying Start Three Day Jun £450.00

Moving Into Year 1: Getting Off To A Flying Start

Course description

Learning is not separated by fixed boundaries of time. In Y1 it is essential that practice offers continuity from the EYFS and that the learning experiences provided offer sufficient challenge for all children to make progress. This three-day course has been specifically designed to enable teachers new to working with this exciting year group to consider how to successfully develop quality and inspirational provision which enriches curriculum delivery.

This in-depth course will provide delegates with the opportunity to review their current practice and address the issue of balance between children’s self- initiated learning and adult-led learning. We will explore the challenges of ensuring curriculum coverage that meets the needs of all children; both indoors and outdoors. Later in the course delegates will look more closely at literacy and numeracy in Y1 and consider ways to offer meaningful activities to stimulate children’s interest and understanding.

Day One: Developing an Effective Learning Environment
Day Two: Developing an Effective Framework for Planning
Day Three: Developing Rich Opportunities for Literacy & Mathematics

Benefits

  • An understanding of how to create an effective and inspiring learning environment in Y1.
  • Examples of quality practice in Y1 to inform ideas and inspire confidence.
  • Practical tools to support planning for learning across the curriculum
Course type Three Day Course
Led by Anna Lacey, London Centre Manager / Nova Robinson, North Centre Manager
Price £450.00 (exc. VAT)
Additional Delegate £350.00 (exc. VAT)
Audience Newly appointed teachers, new to KS1 teachers or those seeking to refresh their practice
Venue, Date & Time
Northern Centre
Day 1: Thursday 21st June, 9.30am-3.30pm Book Now
Day 2: Wednesday 3rd October, 9.30am-3.30pm
Day 3: Tuesday 27th November, 9.30am-3.30pm
London Centre
Day 1: Thursday 28th June, 9.30am-3.30pm Book Now
Day 2: Thursday 27th September, 9.30am-3.30pm
Day 3: Thursday 29th November, 9.30am-3.30pm

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