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Teaching Early Writing in EYFS (Zoom)

This two-part course will support EYFS practitioners to plan and teach the skills and knowledge for children to become confident ‘Early Writers’.

Part One: Readiness to Write in EYFS  

A ‘readiness to write’ is essential for all children in both Nursery and Reception.  Part One will look at the importance of planning ‘pre-handwriting’ activities to ensure that all children are ‘ready to write’.

This session will provide:

  • An opportunity to examine how each strand of the area of learning for Physical Development is an essential part of ‘readiness to write’
  • An opportunity to look at a variety of activities and resources to support the development of core strength and co-ordination, gross and fine motor skills
  • Advice on how to set up activities in different areas of continuous provision which support ‘readiness to write’
  • A wealth of ideas to develop different aspects of physical development that may be barriers to children being ‘ready to write’. 

Part Two: Moving from Mark Making to Letter Formation in EYFS 

Part Two will look at the developmental milestones from mark-making to letter formation.  It will support you to plan multi-sensory, fun activities to ensure that all children develop accurate letter formation by the end of Reception.

This session will provide:

  • An understanding of the importance of mark making activities and how they prepare children for the introduction of letter formation
  • Advice on how to use a variety of mark making tools that support the development of comfortable grips
  • Opportunities to explore activities using a variety of easily-resourced mark making tools in all areas of continuous provision, including the use of the outdoor area
  • Ideas on using a multi-sensory approach to letter formation
  • Advice on how to move from mark making activities to letter formation activities.

Suitable audienceTeachers and Teaching Assistants in Nursery and Reception. This course is particularly suited to ECTs, teachers new to Nursery and Reception and teachers looking for some new ideas to refresh and revitalise their teaching of writing in EYFS.

Zoom Sessions

  • Number of sessions: 2 x 2 ½ hour Zoom sessions
  • Dates:  30th September 2024 and 10th October 2024
  • Time:   9.15am – 11.45am
  • Price:   £120 + VAT per delegate (Early Bird offer)

    Booking Form: Teaching Early Writing in EYFS (Zoom) - 30 Sep & 10 Oct 2024

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    Terms and Conditions

    Account payment information and full terms and conditions will be included on the invoice. This will be emailed to the school email address after booking.

    To comply with GDPR, personal data collected for administrative purposes will be destroyed after the course has taken place.

    This course made so much sense to me.  I now have a much better plan on how to use my areas of continuous provision.

    I can’t wait to get back into school and starting planning!  I know my children are really going to benefit from the ideas I got today.

    I think these new ideas are exactly what my class needs.  Thank you for all the lovely resources as well.

    Consultants understand ‘real life’ in a school alongside national initiatives and expectations.

    Always current information, well explained and consultants are always thinking ahead, pre-empting problems for Subject Leads.

    Very informative!

    I’ve learnt so much.  I am much clearer on my role now.

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