Retell stories old and new, through poetry!
Curriculum links: Literacy, Poetry, Storytelling
Suitable for KS2 and KS3
Story Slam Championship Day is a performance poetry workshop for KS2 and KS3 pupils.
Pupils are introduced to slam poetry and explore the role that poetry plays in popular culture. Working in teams, pupils write, perform and compete against each other in ‘rhyme battles’ based on the retelling of familiar stories such as fairy tales, mystery stories or tales from other cultures.
For more information please see the attached Story Slam Flyer
The Magic Garden
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
Bring Drawing to Life
Develop your Science topic with this practical life drawing workshop
Curriculum links: Visual Art, Science
Suitable for KS1 and KS2 pupils
Pupils will work with visual artist, Lou Sumray, to use drawing as a way to explore and find out more about the human body and skeleton.
For more information please see the attached Bring Drawing to Life Flyer
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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Primary and Secondary: Autumn term conferences
English, Maths and Making Best Use of TAs - our popular autumn term conferences are back! Don't miss out - book early to secure your place. The conferences offer a fantastic opportunity for teachers and subject leaders to be inspired by leading experts and outstanding practitioners in their chosen field, and aim to equip delegates with new and innovative teaching strategies to take back to the classroom and contribute towards delivering high quality teaching and learning.
English and Literacy Conference - 11th October - book your place here - #LeedsEnglishConf
The 2016 English and Literacy Conference will have a particular focus on Grammar, and 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. Workshop options include getting moderation of writing right in your school, grammar through literature, reading for pleasure and more - click here for full details.
Mathematics Conference - 11th November - book your place here - #LeedsMathsConf
The 2016 Mathematics Conference will focus on embedding reasoning and raising attainment, two key areas of development challenging many schools and settings. We will be joined by Craig Barton, who is internationally recognised as a shining light in the world of Mathematics. In his keynote address, Craig will explore the five most interesting misconceptions in maths and the implications of these for all schools and settings. Workshops include maximising the impact of work scrutiny, developing mathematical language, reluctant learners and more - click here for full details.
Making best use of TAs Conference - 30th November - book your place here - #BestUseofTAsConf
The conference will share and celebrate the good practice developed in Leeds schools as a result of participating in the hugely successful ‘Making the Best Use of TAs’ Education Endowment Foundation project, as well as the opportunity for new schools to sign up for next years programme. We will be joined by Anne Bowyer, Senior HMI for Yorkshire and Humberside, who will share her insight into how schools can achieve ‘High Impact’ from their support staff. There will be a full programme of workshops ranging from exploring key concepts in mathematics to mastering academic language for EAL pupils - click here for full details.
Senior leaders are warmly invited to attend the morning sessions, including the conference keynote address and senior leader workshop. Prices for morning only attendees start from £35* and full day places start from £110*. For full pricing details to book your place, please visit Mondale Events.
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*Please note the starting prices indicated above include DSG funding discounts.