Outdoor Learning: Perfect Your Practice

Course Details

Given a selection of messy play resources to explore and play with, most children will be happily engaged in enjoying the sensations, changing the resources, and understanding about the world. This lively and practical course shows how practitioners can use low or no-cost sensory-rich messy play resources to support the three prime areas and four specific areas of the statutory framework for the EYFS. The course offers a good mix of contemporary research findings, fun activities, illuminating play observations, and opportunities for practitioner reflection to help bring learning to life. This highly sensory day will show inspiring techniques for delivering the curriculum in a fun and inclusive way to achieve a balance between adult-initiated and child-led learning and play. As well as enriching practitioner’s understanding of children’s fascination with messy play they may also discover its underlying therapeutic benefits firsthand.

Course participants will:
Discover the importance of messy play for enriching the curriculum and supporting child development.
Understand the typology of messy play resources; its potential value as a communication tool; participant’s own attitudes to messy play; and the prerequisites for ensuring stress
free mess.
Experience and observe sensory-rich messy play approaches, activities, and resources in action.
Explore the prime and specific areas and characteristics of effective learning of the Statutory Framework for the EYFS.
Reflect upon how sensory-rich messy play and learning opportunities can be enhanced, extended or increased.
Course Date Tue 28 Nov
Duration 10:00 - 15:30
Location Wakefield
Venue Address YPO, 41 Industrial Park, Wakefield, WF2 0XE
Target Audience Early years, Key Stage 1, teaching assistants, governors, parents, maths coordinators
Lunch 12:30 - 13:15
Price £129
Voucher Value £100

Course Tutor

Juliet Robertson is an education consultant who specialises in learning outdoors. She works behind the scenes at a national level in Scotland, writing publications,
resources and website content which actively contributes to embedding outdoor learning across the curriculum. Juliet is in high demand
as a trainer throughout the UK for her practical outdoor courses that have been created based upon her own experiences of working outside in the
early years, SEN and primary sectors both currently as a supply teacher, and previously in her head teacher roles. Juliet recently wrote a book,
‘Dirty Teaching: An Introduction to Learning Outdoors’. Her popular and award-winning blog, ‘I’m a teacher, get me OUTSIDE here!’ is consistently
recognised as one of the most influential education blogs in the UK.

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