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Empowering Early Years: Gross Motor Physical Development - improving outcom...
Fri 5 May 2017, 10:00 – 12:00 BST
Led by experienced Early Years Teacher Hannah O’Donnell, this new 2 x hour professional Early Years workshop for all those working with children under 5, looks at the importance of supporting and developing gross motor skills in young children (0-5years) within settings, schools and in private care, through enhanced play provision and reflexive practice.
It incorporates recent research on the impact of gross motor development upon effective cognitive, physical and emotional development and later achievement, alongside easy, cost-effective ideas for differentiating skill-based continuous provision areas and play based practice, in order to improve outcomes for all children in many of the major areas of learning and development.
Course Synopsis: What will Early Years practitioners, teachers & those working with 0-5 age group get out of this workshop?
- Simple explanations of essential cognitive and physical developmental processes in 0-5’s, such as Proprioception, Crossing the midline and Bi-lateral symmetry, how deficits in these skill areas manifest themselves (W sitting, balance, attention etc) and how these relate to future outcomes in major skills and learning areas of the Early Education (such as reading and writing).
- Ideas for simple, cost-effective, engaging enhancements to provision and practice in order to close the gap in Cognitive and physical skills development and improve outcomes for all children.
- An understanding of how to differentiate for gross motor skill level and plan for skill development for the unique child within child-led play provision, in the absence of an adult, for effective physical learning.
- An opportunity to reflect upon play, provision and practice through gaining relevant and applicable research information which enables greater understanding of how children learn and develop and the further opportunity to be reflexive in own setting for a positive impact upon children’s outcomes and pedagogy.
Some of the Gross Motor Skills CPD Workshop Course Feedback from delegates -March 2017.
Workshop exceeded expectation and linked to Early Years Teacher Training study’ (EYITT trainee).
Clearly explained facts and interesting provision.
‘Covered (the course matter) well and supporting information gave more depth.’
(The course was) ‘Very useful - lots of ideas.’
‘I found it very helpful’
‘Really informative and presented brilliantly.’
(The course )‘Exceeded expectation - loads of fantastic ideas presented in an interesting way.’
Very friendly and relaxed atmosphere which was nice’.
The course was ‘Very useful - I’m able to now understand more.’
‘Lots of lovely ideas for resources and provision’
- ‘ Nice to go into more detail - take steps back and look, instead of daily plans that sometimes aren't thought back to earlier stages and why.’
- ‘Thank you - a lovely course!’
- The Course was…’very useful -has given me better in-depth understanding.’
- The Course was 'very useful and informative- gave new topics and background knowledge.'
- 'Very helpful, with explanations of importance of gross Motor Development'
- 'Very useful - some re-capping and affirming ideas/knowledge and also intersting cognitive/development connections to help my personal growth as a practitioner, helps focus!'
- Workshop exceeded expectation as there was a variety in approach to all provision areas - including inside and outside'
- 'It has given me an insight as to why we do things and how to promote this with good ideas.'
- 'The course was very useful, as I work with SEN children with sensory Processing disorders.'
- 'Thank you for providing an interesting workshop. Am looking forward to putting lots of ideas into practice!'
- 'It helped refresh things I may have already known and it helped expand my ideas also.'
- 'Great to improve knowledge and give good ideas.'
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
This is an event for practitioners working with the 0-5 age group or students of Early Years only.
For Student tickets purchased at discounted price - a valid NUS card must be shown on the day of the event.
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Event at: The Bear Trail, Westcott, Cullompton, EX15 1SA (turning down lane opposite the Merry Harriers pub)
On the B3181 between Exeter J29 (approx’ 15mins) and Junction 28 of the M5 – approx. 10minutes).
Free Parking on site.
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Contact via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
What's the refund policy?
Should the event cease to go ahead - due to unforeseen circumstances - all attendees will be contacted and tickets will be refunded to the purchaser or an alterantive workshop date offered.
Should you be unable to attend - please notify the organiser, but all tickets are non-refundable.
A replacement attendee is welcome to attend in your place - please notify the organiser of their name prior to the event start.
Extra refreshments & hot food are available for purchase on site via the Bear Trail.
PLEASE Wear/ bring suitable outdoor clothing and footwear, as the Bear trail outdoor mud adventure course is situated on an outdoor field (we will be inside for the workshop in the hut) and although not obligatory, as part of the course (and afterwards) you will be given the chance to explore the trail a bit to develop ideas and learnings from the workshop.
Toilets and ltd washing facilities are available.