During this day we will be exploring the key principles of the early Years; the unique child, building positive relationships, enabling environments and learning and development.
The environment is often described as the ‘third teacher’ – critical in supporting and challenging children in their ongoing journey of learning and development. We will explore how an effective environment, carefully planned and organised, promotes a broad range of learning opportunities for children. It will cover the key principles of continuous provision, indoors and outdoors, which meets the needs of the whole curriculum and embeds learning.
From dinosaurs to the latest films; knowing how to skillfully and meaningfully shape continuous provision and provide enhancements which connect with children’s interests is critical to helping children embed and extend learning.
This day explores a broad variety of activities and planning that successfully respond to children’s diverse interests and preoccupations. It will also include case studies from schools and settings which have enriched learning and include time for delegates to reflect on their current practice.
This session will also explore what is effective practice in these unique year groups. Delegates will explore the key skills; including in literacy and mathematics, that children need to develop through the year and how these can be both taught and embedded in developmentally appropriate and meaningful ways. We will also consider daily routines and how they can be used effectively to support and extend learning.