Cognition & Learning

All Reading by Six!

Aims of the course

  • To understand the use and application of multi-sensory language strategies.
  • To strengthen Quality First Teaching in phonics.
  • To understand how to integrate quality intervention into daily phonics teaching.
  • To know how to identify early those children at risk of literacy difficulties.
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Comprehending by 11!

Advancing reading comprehension skills for primary aged children

Aims of the course

  • To understand how reading comprehension develops.
  • To understand effective strategies for reading with children individually, and for guided or reciprocal reading.
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Countless Ways with Cuisenaire®

Aims of the course

  • Cuisenaire®: the why and how!
  • Cuisenaire® in the National Curriculum
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Dyslexia-friendly Strategies for the Classroom

Aims of the course

  • • Understanding the barriers to learning
    • Strategies to remove the external barriers to learning
    • Strategies to reduce the effects of the internal barriers to learning and increase access
    and participation
    • How great strategies impact the learning of all pupils!
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Getting the ‘Write’ Intervention
Identifying children’s difficulties in writing and doing something about it!

Aims of the course

  • To understand the relationship between reading, spelling and handwriting.
  • To identify potential writing difficulties in the early years.
  • Use strategies for teaching reading, spelling and handwriting that address these difficulties.
  • To analyse barriers to learning that exist in writing beyond the mechanics of spelling and handwriting.
  • To explore a range of strategies for responding to these barriers to learning.
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Maths – Removing the barriers

The importance of visualisation in numeracy teaching.

Aims of the course

  • To appreciate how children learn mathematical concepts and why they might fail.
  • To explore the use of concrete materials and pictorial representations to generate secure mathematical understanding.
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​​Maths – Removing the barriers‘ is also available as a DVD for in-house CPD Training. For details please visit our webpage here

 

Nailing Number Bonds

Aims of the course

  • To provide background to how pupils develop number bonds
  • To identify why pupils with SEND struggle
  • To consider teaching strategies and resources for pupils who have not been able to learn through your current schemes of work
  • To take away training that will help non specialist teachers of mathematics and support
    teaching assistants in supporting maths interventions
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Putting the Memory to Work!

Aims of the course

  • To identify children’s difficulties with working memory and understand how this affects them as learners.
  • To know some effective strategies for strengthening children’s short-term working memory.
  • To be able to make learning more accessible for children with poor working memories.
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Visual Communication: the Vital and the Valuable

Aims of the course

  • • What visual communication is in an educational and wider context
    • Why visual communication is vital in schools and classrooms and who needs it
    • Research and the evidence-base behind visual communication
    • Practical discussions around what works in the application of visual communication
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