Becoming a writer in Leaps and Bounds – supporting boys’ writing in the Early Years
DateThu, 17th March, 2016
Time9:30 am - 3:30 pm
LocationLionwood Junior School, Norwich
This course will develop practitioners’ knowledge and understanding of how young children learn to write, with a specific focus on boys’ learning and development.
By the end of the day, practitioners will have:
• Reviewed and updated their knowledge and understanding of how boys develop and learn
• Reviewed and updated their knowledge and understanding of how all children learn to write
• Explored the role of the adult in supporting writing in play, inside and outside
• New ideas of ways to develop a developmentally appropriate writing-rich environment
This training is suitable for practitioners working with children aged three to five years: pre-school practitioners, nursery and children’s centre staff, Reception teachers and TAs and childminders. It is also suitable for Year 1 staff and senior managers with responsibility for literacy across the school, to support transitions, continuity and progression.
£160 for 1 place, £300 for 2 places
Course name:Becoming a writer in Leaps and Bounds – supporting boys’ writing in the Early Years
Date:Thu, 17th March, 2016
Time:9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location:Lionwood Junior School, Norwich
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Julie Cigman started as a young teacher in a village primary school, before moving into Early Years, initially as a Nursery teacher in Oxford. Her M.Ed in Literacy led to work as a reading intervention teacher, she ran early literacy groups for young children and their parents and took a literacy lead as an Early Years advisory teacher in Oxfordshire. She spent 3 years as Foundation Stage lead on an Early Years PGCE course in Oxford and has taught on the Early Childhood Studies course at the University of Gloucestershire.
Julie designed and ran boys’ writing projects with a number of schools and pre-schools, which successfully improved the confidence, motivation and attainment of boys in the project settings. She has also run EAL projects with children’s centres and schools.