These 3 days of newly designed induction training in summer term are aimed at new teachers starting in EYFS in September 2021.
EYFS Induction – day 1:
Effective teaching and learning in the EYFS and the importance of the learning environment – Wednesday 7th July 2021
We know that a rich and varied environment supports children’s learning and development. It gives them the confidence to explore and learn in secure and safe, yet challenging, indoor and outdoor spaces. An appropriate physical environment is one in which children feel safe, happy, cared for and relaxed. It offers children access to indoor and outdoor spaces in which they can explore, create, think, learn and develop with the support and interactions from sensitive, knowledgeable adults.
Look closely at the EYFS Statutory Framework curriculum and unpick the role of the adult, who is leading the learning?
Consider the learning environment which you provide
Reflect on how carefully planned routines, organisation and resources promote a broad range of learning and development opportunities.
Embed opportunities to develop children’s self-regulation
EYFS Induction – day 2:
Ensuring Impactful Adult Interactions – Wednesday 14 July 2021
In this session we will consider the importance of relationships, your knowledge of children and your role in observing and documenting, supporting play and extending learning. We will think about creating environments conducive to conversation, strategies for tuning into the child and how to sustain effective interactions.
Look closely at what practitioners need to learn about children and the impact of knowing children well
Develop in our understanding of the importance of working out what a child is thinking rather than just looking at what they are doing
Consider when and whether to interact with a child
EYFS Induction – day 3:
Assessment in the Early Years – Friday 16 July 2021
Adapting teaching and learning based on high quality information, collected through observation and assessment, can support all children by ensuring that the challenge and support that they receive is appropriate. It is vital that all early years staff understand the value of knowing what our children can do, and what they need to do next to move their learning on. This induction workshop will give a comprehensive overview of what assessment looks like in our EYFS settings. We will look at ways of gathering information when children start with us, and explore ongoing assessment. We will look specifically at our tools to assess skills in reading, writing and maths.
Examine the statutory assessment requirements for the EYFS
Explore the end of year objectives for preschool, Nursery and Reception
Understand the purpose of assessment and its role in the observation, assessment, planning cycle
Explore the our key assessment documents (Speech and language, writing and phonics)