Early Years Seminar – 7th November 2017

The superb exhibition space developed and set up by our Owl Class Team Leader J, focusing on exploring, investigating and understanding the wonderful world around us.

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Best Practice Exhibition – Woodside Community Hub (Norwich)

I was lucky enough to secure a late tour session with the super Sally Thomas to view the latest in the series of best practice spaces she has developed in collaboration with Norfolk County Council’s Early Years Achievement Team.

Training: Excellence in Literacy, Science and Mathematics

Staff training: not INSET – OUTSET!

Something that is well known about me professionally is that I really enjoy planning and leading staff development days. I always have a clear idea of what I want to focus upon and what the professionals I’m working with would benefit from.

Today I arranged for my entire staff team (and students) to visit a “Best Practice” exhibition at the Woodside Community Hub in Norwich (Norfolk) followed by an afternoon at the Mini Scrapbox in Reepham (Broadland) to source and collect resources inspired by their observations and experiences of the exhibition.

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The Mini Scrapbox unit in Reepham.

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A selection of resources we bought from Mini Scrapbox.

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Already one of the practitioners has created ribbon rings for music and movement.

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I found some gorgeous, soft green fabric that I’ve placed with some small world animals. Several strips of fabric are nearby for children to direct their own play.

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