Discover the wonders of new materials and nature. Explore, draw and learn how to use clay and plaster to create Magic Gardens which will last forever!
Curriculum links: Visual Art, Science
Suitable for KS2 pupils
Stimulated by visual prompts and a trip outdoors (weather permitting!) children are encouraged to explore the intricacies of nature through the eyes of an ant! Inspired by their drawings, they will be shown how to create their very own Magic Garden in clay before casting it in plaster to make a Magic Garden Bas Relief.
For more information please see the attached 'The Magic Garden' Flyer
Primary and Secondary: English Conference and Exhibition 2016
The 2016 Primary and Secondary English and Literacy Conference is nearly upon us! Join us on Tuesday 11th October 2016 to be inspired by our fantastic keynote speakers and motivational workshops. The conference will have a particular focus on grammar and will explore creative teaching methods to equip you with practical strategies to take back to the classroom and engage students with a traditionally challenging topic. Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity and book your place today!
This year we will be joined by Professor Debra Myhill, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean in the College of Social Sciences and International Studies at the University of Exeter, who will deliver our first keynote speech exploring the findings and impact of her ten year project on the application of grammar teaching through writing.
Our closing keynote speech will be delivered by Patsy Isles, a writer, editor and creative educator, who has worked as a book editor at HarperCollins before moving into journalism and working on women’s national weeklies such as Woman, Best and Bella. Patsy will be discussing creative ways to use objects and artefacts from the British Library to develop grammar as a tool to improve writing.
There will also be our popular range of workshops on a variety of issues from Early Years to Key Stage 4. Workshop options include, proven ways to develop reading for pleasure, getting moderation right in your schools, grammar through literature and many more! For more details on our full range of workshops please download the brochure.
To book your place and select your workshop choices please click here.
Senior leaders are warmly invited to attend the morning sessions, including the conference keynote address and senior leader workshop. For full pricing details to book your place, please visit Mondale Events.
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Philosophy for Children (P4C)
This two-day accredited course in Philosophy for Children (P4C) will introduce the basics of P4C and give you the tools to get you started practising P4C with your students.
A recent study for the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) found pupils who participated in weekly philosophical enquiry made gains in their reading and maths scores with disadvantaged children also improving their writing.
Curriculum links: Broad cross-curricular application.
Primary - Literacy, Numeracy, Topic, SMSC
Secondary - English, History, Art, RE, Science, Maths
Suitable for Primary and Secondary Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Home Educators and Arts Practitioners working with children in key stages 1 – 4
For more information please see the attached flyer
New website user guidance
Following recent updates to the website we have refreshed our user guidance to support you to get the most out of using Leeds for Learning.
Please see the attached documents
Early Years training for schools 2016/17
Are you an Early Years teacher? Would you like more information about training and courses coming up this academic year? Look no further!
We have a diverse and extensive training offer for reception and early years teachers in schools - please download the attached booklet for full details. We have a passion for supporting school staff with continued professional development and ensuring that all children and young people consistently have access to high quality teaching and learning. Our school improvement team are education specialists consisting of school advisers, consultants and ex-Headteachers, and all have extensive experience in improving teaching practice, school performance and pupil outcomes. Course options include:
- Preparing for Ofsted Inspection in Early Years
- Leading excellence in the EYFS
- Achieving and exceeding in reading and writing in reception
- Marvellous Maths! Developing quality maths provision in early years foundation stage
- Early Years Foundation Stage leadership forums
- Supporting and challenging EAL learners in the early years
And many more! To book your place on any of the courses detailed in the booklet, simply search on www.leedsforlearning.co.uk using the course titles or course codes.
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